Our research is divided between cell biology, optical physics and biochemistry. We focus on biological problems that cannot be challenged with current imaging technology, and thus we set forth to develop the analytical and optical tools to answer these questions. Some of our favourite open questions surround figuring out how HIV-1 enters cells, probing and remodelling membranes. To do so, we are working on new classes of fluorescent probes and high-speed cell friendly Super-Resolution methods that although optimally designed to answer our focus questions, will have broad applications into Cell Biology research.
These principles seed and guide our research group. Both training and bringing together specialised scientists in the fields of cell biology, physics, applied mathematics, optics, and computer science, unified by with the common desire to apply their expertise into the study of biological systems. The group is set in a highly cooperative environment, with a large percentage of its emphasis directed into developing super-resolution technology and applying it to biological research.