Biology / Life Science

Biological processes inherent in living organisms and their response upon environmental factors is a key element of research in the life sciences. Processes such as photosynthesis, molecular dynamics, or the analysis of organometallic complexes are just some of the investigated areas currently.

These kind of studies involve direct or Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in molecular and cellular systems, proteins, amino-acids or enzymes. Their folding kinetics or membrane binding further elucidate their structure and function.


Author Year Title Journal Vol. Pages Instrument
Anna Gakamsky et al. 2017 Tryptophan and Non-Tryptophan Fluorescence of the Eye Lens Proteins Provides Diagnostics of Cataract at the Molecular Level Scientific Reports 7 40375
M. A. Shipman, K. J. Ramhita and B. A. Blight 2016 Sensing a Bacillis anthracis biomarker with well-known OLED emitter EuTta3Phen Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Xixi Qin et al. 2016 Hybrid coordination-network-engineering for bridging cascaded channels to activate long persistent phosphorescence in the second biological window Nature Scientific Reports 6 20275
Christos Pliotas et al. 2015 The role of lipids in mechanosensation Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 22 991-998
Lesley Tilleman, et al. 2015 A Globin Domain in a Neuronal Transmembrane Receptor of Caenorhabditis elegans and Ascaris suum: Molecular Modeling and Functional Properties The Journal of Biological Chemistry 290 10336-10352
Tim Rasmussen et al. 2015 Properties of the Mechanosensitive Channel MscS Pore Revealed by Tryptophan Scanning Mutagenesis Biochemistry 54 (29) 4519–4530
Rajkamal Balu et al. 2015 A multi-responsive intrinsically disordered protein (IDP)-directed green synthesis of fluorescent gold nanoclusters Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3 6580-6586
Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki et al. 2014 Excited state properties of chlorophyll f in organic solvents at ambient and cryogenic temperatures Photosynthesis Research 121 25-34
Nadia Anikeeva et al. 2012 Evidence that the Density of Self Peptide-MHC Ligands Regulates T-Cell Receptor Signaling PLOS One 7 e41466