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Our general research interests lie in the development and application of optical spectroscopic and microscopic tools to address quantitatively chemical and biological questions at the molecular scale, with an emphasis on single-molecule techniques using smart fluorescence sensors to study biomolecular structure and dynamics. We are interested in understanding and controlling the photophysics of fluorescent probes in order to use them as quantitative local probes of their direct environment. Our routine portfolio of techniques encompasses single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, super-resolution imaging, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, and fluorescence lifetime measurements in the bulk or at the single-molecule level.




October 6, 2020: Congratulations to Jimmy Maillard, laureate of the Syngenta Crop Protection Prize for the best master in biochemistry (2019-2020) from the University of Geneva!