WEBINAR: Mapping microscopic viscosity and temperature using molecular rotors

Date: 30.11.2021
Time: 17:00 CET
Place: online
Language: english
Registration and more information: here

Viscosity can play a role in cellular diffusion mediated processes such as drug delivery, signalling and mass transport. Alterations in viscosity in cells and organs have been linked to malfunction; however, mapping viscosity on a single-cell scale remains a challenge.

In this webinar, Dr. Kuimova from Imperial College London, will present developments in the use of fluorescent probes called molecular rotors to measure microscopic viscosity and temperature as well as the presence of unusual DNA topologies, G-quadruplexes, and monitor their temporal changes in real-time.

You will discover:

  • Recent developments of this technique, such as genetic and passive targeting of rotors
  • Applications of the technique to monitoring disease
  • The use of fluorescence imaging, using Leica microscopy platforms, to investigate fluorescence lifetime or spectra of rotors

A Q&A session will follow the presentation, so join us live on the day to put your questions to Dr. Kuimova.

Register now to attend the live event or to get access to the on-demand recording which will be available for 30 days after the event.


About the speaker - Dr. Marina Kuimova


Marina Kuimova is a Reader (Associate Professor) at Imperial College London who has received numerous awards and honors for her work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and also a member of the Editorial Board of an IoP journal, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence.