Participants in Spain

Lugo / Santiago de Compostela

The Single Molecule Unit of the Biophysical Chemistry, Photophysics and Spectroscopy Group at the University of Santiago de Compostela is headed by Prof. Mercedes Novo and Prof. Wajih Al-Soufi. The group's main research interests are DNA binding dynamics, supramolecular association, techniques for single-molecule fluorescence detection, and photophysics of organic dyes. Instrumental capabilities include steady-state and time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), single-molecule fluorescence detection (SMFD, BIFL), and single-molecule prism-type total internal reflection (TIR) microscopy.

Madrid

The main research interests of Dr. Cristina Flors at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA Nanociencia) are super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, photochemistry/photophysics, fluorescent proteins, singlet oxygen. The technological infrastructure includes a home-built super-resolution fluorescence microscope (PALM/STORM), with 405, 488, 532 and 638 nm 100 mW lasers, which can be correlated with atomic force microscopy (JPK Nanowizard II).