16/12/2015 | Coloquios en el CIBION
Philip Tinnefeld – Jueves 17 de Diciembre 15:00 hs
NanoBioSciences Group, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Braunschweig University of Technology

Assembling and Analyzing on the Nanoscale: from Fluorophore Photostability to DNA Origami Devices

Fluorescence microscopy and single-molecule biophysics heavily depend on small organic fluorophores that are prone to complex photophysics and photobleaching.
In the first part of my talk, I will address progress in our understanding and improvement of single fluorescent dyes.
In the second part, I will describe our efforts for constructing self-assembled functional devices using DNA nanotechnology including nanoscopic rulers for superresolution microscopy and energy transfer switches.
DNA origamis are also used to construct nanoscale force balances with FRET readout or for single-molecule placement in zeromode waveguides using nanoadapters. Especially, self-assembled nanoparticles forming optical antennas can enhance fluorescence and hold great potential for single-molecule detection at higher concentration for biomolecular assays but also for biosensing applications.

Últimas entradas
Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Group Prof. Tinnefeld
Marie Skłodwska-Curie Fellow, Experimental Solid State Physics Imperial College London
Directora del Laboratorio de Desarrollo Analítico y Quimiometría (LADAQ), Cátedra de Química Analítica I de la FBCB, Universidad Nacional del Litora
Grupo de espectrometría de masas bioanalítica - CIBION CONICET