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.
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).