My research project
Developing bio-quantum technologies towards quantum enhanced biosensors
Observation techniques can be enhanced to allow us to research complex and dynamic biological processes in which living systems exploit quantum behaviour to develop biological functions. This quantum behaviour is believed to contribute to maintaining non-equilibrium state of biomolecular systems. One of the tools used for bioimaging applications is Green Fluorescent Proteins (GFP). We can genetically engineer these GFPs to optimise its unique photophysical properties such as brightness and absorption/emission spectra. This can be used to perform measurements of intracellular compounds and expression levels of proteins. This project aims to study the biophysical principles of quantum behaviour in fluorescent protein assemblies using femtosecond optical spectroscopy. Looking at properties such as anisotropy, photon antibunching and fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy.