NSTC Home AMPAC

Research

Bio Imaging

Imaging and Spectroscopy of Biological Systems

The extreme sensitivity of single molecule laser scanning confocal microscopy allows the detection of the presence of a single molecule or nanoparticle. Combined with the excellent spatial resolution of this research tool we are developing the capability of tracking biological processes at the molecular level. We quantitatively study biophysical processes at the single molecule level to unravel and understand the mechanism and kinetics of biologically important processes such as DNA and protein folding dynamics, and biochemical reactions involving enzymes.


Figure 2
Our work also involves the development of novel imaging and spectroscopic techniques for biological systems. This includes the tracking of individual nanoparticles to study processes inside living cells. This multidisciplinary research program will have a significant impact on the emerging fields of nanobiology and nanomedicine.


For More Information
     Dr. Andre J. Gesquiere
     Department of Chemistry, CH 117
     University of Central Florida
     Orlando, FL 32816

UCF NanoScience Technology Center | Research Pavilion 4th Floor | TEL: 407-882-1578 FAX: 407-882-2819 | 12424 Research Parkway Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32826 | nano@ucf.edu
Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center