• October 3, 2014 ICFO paper highlighted by The Faculty of 1000

    PNAS publication cited for new findings in biology by means of technically advanced imaging instrumentation. The recent study published in PNAS by the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo has been recommended by The Faculty of 1000 as an important paper that provides new findings in biology by means … Continue reading →

  • July 30, 2014 Beyond super-resolution with photonic antennas

    Single molecule nanoimaging with angstrom localization precision using hybrid photonic antennas. A recent study carried out by Mathieu Mivelle and Thomas van Zanten of the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo, demonstrated simultaneous dual-color single molecule nanoimaging with 20 nm resolution and angstrom localization precision using a novel design … Continue reading →

  • July 22, 2014 The advantages of order in Biology

    Cell membranes exploit hierarchical order to efficiently internalize pathogens in PNAS. A recent study carried out by Juan Torreno-Pina, Bruno Castro and Carlo Manzo of the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO María García-Parajo, established a crucial role for the organization of the cell membrane in the recognition and binding of … Continue reading →

  • June 25, 2014 The balance between adhesion and migration

    Re-activating adhesion on cells of the immune system in Plos One. A recent single molecule study carried out by Kyra Borgman, Thomas van Zanten and Carlo Manzo in the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo sheds new light on the tight balance between cell adhesion and migration in the … Continue reading →

  • January 7, 2014 Measuring Photoactivation Efficiency at the single molecule level

    ICFO’s Advanced fluorescence imaging and biophysics group in Nature Methods. The ability to determine protein stoichiometry and monitor changes in the balance between monomeric, dimeric and multi-meric proteins allows scientists to see the difference between a properly functioning cell and a diseased cell. For this reason, there is a great interest in being able to … Continue reading →

  • July 22, 2013 ERC Starting Grant Awarded to Prof. Melike Lakadamyali

    The grant supports young researchers to establish themselves as independent research leaders. ICFO Group Leader and Nest Fellow, Professor Melike Lakadamyali, has been awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant to pursue her project “On the move: Motor cargo and motor-microtubule interactions studied with quantitative, high spatio-temporal resolution microscopy in vivo”. The project aims to … Continue reading →

  • June 10, 2013 Antenna-in-box platform to enhance single molecule detection

    Researchers from ICFO and CNRS publish results in Nature Nanotechnology. One of the ultimate goals of molecular biology is to watch how single molecules work at physiological conditions. This involves high local concentrations in the micromolar range, and calls for more than three orders of magnitude shrinking of the detection volume as compared to conventional … Continue reading →

  • May 29, 2013 ICREA International Symposium

    May 29 – 31, 2013 Visualizing signaling nanoplatforms at a higher spatiotemploral resolution The aim of the symposium is to bring together a multidisciplinary group of world-leading scientists to further our understanding on the fundamental molecular mechanisms that govern nanostructures and protein function relationships at the cell membrane. The symposium will cover topics related to … Continue reading →

  • February 13, 2013 ICFO on the cover of PNAS

    Researchers report on new all-optical imaging method combining super-resolution microscopy with single particle tracking. Research carried out by the Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Biophysics group led by Prof. Melike Lakadamyali, has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), USA. PNAS is one of the world’s most highly cited multidisciplinary journals. … Continue reading →

  • December 14, 2012 ICFO in the Systems Microscopy Consortium

    The group led by Prof. Melike Lakadamyali joins a live cell imaging network of excellence. The group led by Nest Fellow Prof. Melike Lakadamyali will be a new partner in the Systems Microscopy Network of Excellence. This multidisciplinary consortium coordinated by Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) unites 15 European research groups. The project was launched on 1 … Continue reading →

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