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Infrared Microscopy: "We don’t know why certain pharmaceuticals bind especially well while others bind barely at all"

Interview with Prof. Joachim Heberle, Free University of Berlin

Prof. Joachim Heberle from the Free University of Berlin wants to make the smallest protein structures visible under the microscope. He wants to accomplish this with an infrared microscope, originating in the field of physics.

02/10/2014

Photo: Prof. Joachim Heberle

Prof. Joachim Heberle, Free University of Berlin, Department of Physics; ©private

Copywright: Elmar Hubrich/Iban Amenebar

Topography (left) of a native membrane patch, adsorbed onto a silicon substrate as recorded by atomic force microscopy (AFM). Infrared near-field (right) image recorded at a frequency of 1,660 cm-1; © Elmar Hubrich (FU Berlin, Exp. Molekulare Biophysik)/Iban Amenebar (CIC nanoGUNE, San Sebastian)

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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