Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

Single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy is a versatile tool to study single-particle properties in complex environments. We use single-molecule fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to study protein interactions and protein dynamics in solutions.


We are interested to find out how short- and far-range interactions between proteins affect the local dynamics of proteins in solutions.  Hence, we studied the concentration dependence of the rotational (short-range) and translational (long-range) diffusion of diffeent proteins.  High concentrations up to 20 vol% can be used to mimic complex environments and to study possible effects of a dynamic confinement.


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