• March 13, 2015 ICFO in Cell

    Super-resolution microscopes reveal the link between Genome Packaging and Cell Pluripotency. Until now it was known that our DNA is packaged by regular repeating units of the nucleosomes throughout the genome which give rise to chromatin. However, due to the lack of suitable techniques and instruments, the chromatin organization inside a cell nucleus could not … Continue reading →

  • February 27, 2015 Role of disorder in cell membranes and connection with function

    Weak ergodicity breaking of receptor motion in living cells stemming from random diffusivity in PRX. Fundamental biological processes, including the capture of pathogens by membrane receptors, are regulated by molecular transport. A joint collaboration between the ICREA Professors at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo and Maciej Lewenstein show that receptor functioning is linked to nonergodic dynamics, which … Continue reading →

  • January 29, 2015 Two recent ICFO papers highlighted by the HFSP

    PNAS and J. Cell Science papers highlighted for new findings in Biology by means of super-resolution and single molecules approaches. Two recent studies published in PNAS and J. cell Science by the Single Molecule Biophotonics group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Maria Garcia-Parajo have been highlighted by the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) for … Continue reading →

  • January 21, 2015 ICFO to coordinate RAIS- H2020 project

    Photonics KET – Biophotonics for screening of diseases. Officially launched on 1 January, 2015 with the formal kick-off meeting taking place at ICFO on 19 January, the Horizon 2020 project RAIS (Scalable, point-of-care and label free microarray platform for rapid detection of Sepsis) is now in motion. The project will be coordinated by ICREA Professor … Continue reading →

  • 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 →

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