Heriot Watt University

Organization Type: Higher Education Country: United Kingdom Organization Website: http://www.eps.hw.ac.uk/institutes.htm Contact Person: Lynn Paterson E-mail address: L.Paterson@hw.ac.uk Address: School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Phone number: +44 (0)131 451 3068
Expertise of the organization:
The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering is focused on applying advances in the chemical, physical, and engineering sciences to enable and enhance life science research. The interdisciplinary research interests of the members and the state-of-the-art facilities provide a unique environment for integrative research. The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences builds on Heriot-Watt’s 40+ years of history in world-leading research in photonics; from lasers and optical sensing to future manufacturing methods to the fundamentals of quantum information. We have expertise in numerous technologies applied to single molecules, organelles, individual cells through to the industrial scale-up processes.

Research interests & project ideas:
Optical instrumentation and signal processing for bioimaging, membrane biology and cellular secretion, single molecule studies, electrophysiology, optical manipulation, biosensing technologies, biological dielectrics, biomedical engineering, bioprocessing and biomimetics, microfluidic waveguide devices, novel ultrafast sources, ultrafast molecular dynamics, photon counting technologies.
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