Satellite Workshop: "New & Notable in Biophysics"
Dr. Melike Lakamyali
ICFO – Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona
Super-resolution imaging of nucleosome organization
Dr. Lakadamyali received her PhD in 2006 from Harvard University. She carried out her postdoctoral training in the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. She started her independent group at ICFO-Institute of Photonic Sciences in 2010. Her research focuses on the development of advanced light microscopy methods that provide high spatial and temporal resolution and the application of these methods to studies of fundamental questions in cell biology and neuroscience. In particular, her goal is to adress a central question in biology: how does the organization of proteins in space and in time impact their cellular function. To study this key question she combines cutting-edge optical and molecular-biology tools such as super-resolution nanoscopy, single molecule biophysics, microfluidics, genetic manipulation and labeling, biophysical modeling and quantitative statistical analysis. Since she joined ICFO, she has published several original papers in top peer-reviewed journals including PNAS, Nature Methods, Cell. She has received multiple European research grants. Of note is the European Research Council Starting Grant, ERC-StG. She has also received the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator award.