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Chair of Physical Chemistry I

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Heintzmann
Prof. Dr. Rainer Heintzmann



The work group deals with developing techniques to measure multidimensional information in small biological objects such as cells, cellular organelles, molecules or other structures of interest. We seek to unravel how molecules interact in living cells at specific places (e.g. inside organelles) and at well-defined times (e.g. after stimulation with other molecules). To reach this goal, we make use of molecules that can be switched between different fluorescent states by illumination at separate wavelengths. The transitions between the states can be driven into saturation and the arising non-linear dependencies can be used, e.g. by a technique called structured illumination (SI), to reach a theoretically unlimited optical resolution.

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