Diamond Materials

Diamond Materials for Quantum Application

23. September 2014: The DFG research group FOR 1493 “Diamond Materials and Quantum Applications” goes into its second funding period. FOR1493 is a national research consortium funded by the Deutsche Forsch-ungsgemeinschaft.

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ERC Advanced Grant


Single-Molecule Fluorescence Biophysics

Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy, using biochemical techniques to obtain chemical selectivity, has developed into a very powerful tool in biophysical and biomedical research that provides the ultimate level of sensitivity and avoids ensemble averaging. Our group is focusing on the further development and application of advanced single-molecule spectroscopy techniques that are instrumental in the study of fundamental problems in Biophysics. Current research activities include:

  • the analysis and control of conformational dynamics in a membrane transporter protein “nano-machine”,
  • the probing of hydrodynamic properties and dynamics of proteins by a novel rotational fluorescence correlation spectroscopy,
  • and the study of the photon statistics in the fluorescence from single pigment-protein complexes.