• April 20, 2016 More Photons!

    Nanoantennas shift saturation and bleaching limits. It is an often-told story that plasmonic antennas do enhance excitation, decay rates and quantum efficiency. True, the emission of molecules and Q-dots can be enhanced 100-1000 times. Yet in practice the enhanced emission rapidly touches a saturation limit due to the time a molecule spends in Singlet and … Continue reading →

  • April 15, 2016 STEAM Conference

    ICFO´s Outreach team invited to give a workshop at the STEAM Conference in CosmoCaixa From April 14-16th, the second edition of the STEAM International Conference is taking place at the CosmoCaixa Museum of Barcelona, organized by La Caixa, the Education Council of the Catalan government, and Telefónica Foundation. In this second edition of the conference, … Continue reading →

  • March 22, 2016 ICFO on the cover of Chemistry Select

    Single molecule fluorescence reveals dimerization of the oncogene Src. The tyrosine-protein kinase Src is a key element of signaling cascades involved in the invasive and metastasis-forming capacity of cancer cells. Researchers Bruno Castro and Erik Garbacik working in the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo in collaboration with the … Continue reading →

  • February 10, 2016 Faculty of 1000

    An ICFO PNAS Plus paper has been highlighted by the Faculty of 1000. The recent study published in PNAS Plus researchers of the Single Molecule Biophotonics research group Dr. Juan Torreño, Dr. Carlo Manzo, Dr. Anna Oddone, led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo, in collaboration with Dr. Melike Lakadamyali, has been recommended by … Continue reading →

  • January 25, 2016 Cancer immunotherapy from the nanoscale

    A new mechanism to regulate activation of Natural Killer T cells in PNAS Plus Researchers Juan Torreno-Pina and Carlo Manzo working in the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo, have recently discovered a novel mechanism that leads to the activation of Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells. After activation, iNKT … Continue reading →

  • November 3, 2015 ICFO in Reports of Progress in Physics

    ICFO publishes review of progress in single particle tracking. Single particle tracking is a powerful optical approach to study a variety of dynamic processes in life sciences. A recent review written by Carlo Manzo and ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo published in Reports of Progress in Physics discusses the principles of single particle tracking … Continue reading →

  • October 1, 2015 Photonics for early diagnosis of IBD

    ICFO and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu team up to detect early stage Invasive Bacterial Diseases.  Invasive bacterial diseases (IBD), responsible for illnesses such as pleuropneumonia, meningitis or bacteremia among others, are a serious threat to global health, especially to children and the elderly. Rapid diagnosis is crucial and vital for the patient because although … Continue reading →

  • August 25, 2015 ICFO & CYTO-WATER

    The project aims at developing a new device to detect microorganisms in industrial and environmental waters. The CYTO-WATER project, funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Program, has officially been launched with the aim of performing the first market application of a new imaging cytometer platform for the detection of microorganisms in industrial … Continue reading →

  • ACS Photonics Cover

    ICFO\’s \”Strong Modification of Magnetic Dipole Emission through Diabolo Nanoantennas\” highlighted on the cover of August 2015 Issue. Magnetic dipole transitions in matter, eg. complex molecules, are known to be orders of magnitude weaker than their electric dipole counterparts. In order to amplify the absorption and/or emission of these transitions, it is thus interesting to … Continue reading →

  • May 8, 2015 Thousands of nanoantennas to enlighten living cells

    Large-scale arrays of photonic antennas for nanoscale dynamics in living cell membranes. A recent study carried out in collaboration with researchers of the EPFL and Thomas van Zanten, Mathieu Mivelle, and Carlo Manzo in the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo, has succeeded in fabricating hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading →

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