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  • 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 →

  • October 29, 2012 New Advances in Photonic Antennas

    María García-Parajo and Niek van Hulst collaborate on developing a novel type of photonic antenna probes. ICFO groups Single molecule biophotonics and Molecular nanophotonics report in Nano Letters on a novel type of photonic antennas engineered at the end of a small scanning needle. The newly designed bowtie nanoaperture antenna probes resulted extremely bright, reduced … Continue reading →

  • March 29, 2012 ICFOnian receives HFSP Research Grant

    The Human Frontier Science Program awards grant to Prof. María García-Parajo. The Human Frontier Science Program, a program of funding for frontier research in the life sciences implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), awards Research grants for a broad range of projects under the umbrella theme of “Complex mechanisms of living … Continue reading →

  • March 15, 2012 Leukocyte adhesion in PNAS

    ICFO researchers introduce new insights into cell migration and leukocyte adhesion. Researchers at ICFO in the group led by ICREA Prof. Maria Garcia-Parajo, working in collaboration with a team from Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences in the Netherlands have been able to capture the initial steps leading to leukocyte adhesion using Super-Resolution Light Microscopy … Continue reading →

  • October 24, 2011 Near Field Nanoscopy

    Prof. María García-Parajo coauthors a review article on near-field nanoscopy. The review discusses recent advances in the field of near-field nanoscopy, including atomic force and near-field optical nanoscopy with a special emphasis on single molecule nanoscale imaging of cell surfaces. Quantitative nanoimaging as afforded by these techniques is shedding new light on the highly sophisticated … Continue reading →

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