Prof Paola Borri - PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 79356
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Research activities in my group cover the area of biophotonics at the interface between life and physical sciences. In collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy, my research work includes:
- Development of a new generation laser-scanning multiphoton microscope based on Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) for label-free studies on living cells
- Development of a multiphoton optical microscopy (four-wave mixing imaging) based on the resonant nonlinear emission of colloidal nanocrystals (semiconductor quantum dots and metallic nanoparticles)
- Development of optical biosensors for sensitive detection of biomolecules using plasmonics sensing with metallic nanoparticles or whispering-gallery modes of microspheres
- Time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) as a probe of biomolecular interactions
In September 2011 we held the first Bio-Nano-Photonics Symposium at Cardiff University. A second symposium was organised in September 2013. A following event will be organised in September 2015.
Marie-Curie ITN FINON Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions available in Nonlinear Optical Nanoscopy:
2 Early Stage Researcher positions are available in my group as part of this multidisciplinary intra-European research programme which offers a unique training opportunity for 12 Early Stage Researchers at the forefront of super-resolution microscopy beyond state-of-the-art.
The posts are open for applicants of any nationality who are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) from the date they obtained a degree in Physics which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate.
At the time of selection, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
ESR1 project title: Development of phase-sensitive four-wave-mixing heterodyne interferometry for fundamental studies of metallic nanoparticles
ESR2 project title: Four-wave mixing heterodyne interferometry of nanoparticle endocytic routes and endosomal escape in cells
For more info on eligibility criteria and how to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org