Laboratory of Muscle Biophysics at LKCMedicine, NTU, Singapore

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The team in the Lab, September 2013

Muscle and Cardiac Biophysics team Samya Chakravorty
 Weihua Song
 Darren Lim
 Haiyang Yu
 Mike Ferenczi
 
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Colleagues and family in July 2012 at the time of my departure from Imperial College

  • Until August 2012 I was at NHLI, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
  • Imperial friends Marlie Ferenczi
     Pradeep Luther
     Vania Braga
     Oliver Ferenczi
     Tim West
     MAF
     Chris Toepfer
     
    Mavin Kashyap
     Isabelle Ferenczi
     Steve Marston
     Valentina Caorsi
     WeiHua Song
     Petr Vikhorev
     Sergey Bershitsky
      and Andrey Tsaturyan who was behind the camera

    Recent members of the London laboratory

    P1010965_w.JPG 12 December 2008:

     After skating at the Natural History Museum
     WeiHua Song
     Tim West
     Dmitry Ushakov
     Delisa Ibanez-Garcia
     Mike Ferenczi
     Dale Bickham
     Catherine Mansfield
     Marco Caremani
     So-Jin Holohan
    Ice_skating_small.jpg December 2005:

     Hugo Parker
     Verl Siththanandan
     Tim West
     Delisa Ibanez-Garcia
     Dmitriy Ushakov
     Alison Stubbings
    Lab_People_May05.JPG May 2005:
    Top row:
    Leo Donnelly
    Tim West
    Verl Siththanandan
    Mike Ferenczi
    Dmitriy Ushakov
    Bottom row:
    Delisa Ibanez-Garcia
    Alison Stubbings

    Queens_Tower_team_s.jpg May 2002 A group picture taken in May 2002 from the top of the Queen's Tower which includes, in the back row, Sergey Bershitsky, Andrey Tsaturyan and Natalia Koubassova, collaborators in the x-ray diffraction projects.
    On the right is a picture of the inside of our building
    SAFB_Atrium_s.jpg May 2002
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    Links relevant to Mike's current interests

    Click on icon for details of Seminars,
    London Muscle Series events and
    other muscle-related seminars and conferences
    London Muscle Series Click on link for other links links
    Click here for the
    European Biophysical Societies' Association
    EBSA Click here for the
    European Biophysics Journal
    European Biophysics Journal

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    Projects

    As a way of introduction, here is a representation of 2 sarcomeres from skeletal muscle, shortening according to the sliding filament hypothesis sarcs.gif
    An introduction to the mechanism of muscle contraction can be reached by clicking here or on the image above

    Time resolved small angle x-ray diffraction of single muscle fibres
    Measurement of Pi release in contracting muscle fibres
    Measurement of ADP release in permeabilised muscle fibre: strain dependence of ADP release
    Development of Total Iinternal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy
    Application of TIRF microscopy to visualisation of structural changes in molecular motors
    Application of TIRF microscopy to nanoscale physiology
    Investigation of strain sensing by muscle molecular engines using Fluorescence Life-Time Imaging Microscopy (FLIM)

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    Past members of the laboratory

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    Gabor Hild
    (until October 2003)
    Leo Donnelly
    (until September 2005)
    July 2002
    Verl Siththanandan
    (until December 2005)
    July 2002
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