Thomas Juffmann

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The project EOFLIM aims to open up new areas of application for fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). In FLIM, samples are excited by ultra-short pulses of light. FLIM measures the time it takes for the sample to emit a fluorescence photon. The time it takes until a delayed fluorescence photon is emitted depends on the physical and chemical conditions of the sample, which could be used, for example, to diagnose cancer. Raphaël Marchand, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, has developed an innovative detector that uses electro-optic (EO) components allowing for faster FLIM frame rates. This could enable its use as a diagnostic tool used for surgeries as well as in super-resolution light microscopy to investigate cells at the smallest scales. The project is scheduled to run for one year and has a budget of EUR 150,000.