Molecular Imaging and Microscopy Lab

We take interdisciplinary approach to develop fluorescence molecular imaging tools.


We work on the development of tools and materials for fluorescence molecular imaging, with particular emphasis on single-molecule imaging and microscopy. Our research focuses on the development of microfluidics-based fluorescence imaging platform, development of near-infrared and shortwave infrared fluorescent nanoparticles, development of new single-molecule tracking methods, and DNA-protein hybrid nanostructure.  

Lab Members 2020

The complex dynamics of stem-cell tethers and slings (KAUST Discovery)

KAUST scientists conduct experiments that may help to improve stem-cell transplantations and to find new treatments for metastasizing cancers. © 2021 KAUST; Anastasia Serin.

Latest News

23 February, 2022

A New Review Article For Your Reference

Shortwave infrared (SWIR) fluorescence detection gradually becomes a pivotal real-time imaging modality, allowing one to elucidate biological complexity in deep tissues with subcellular resolution. Our team members addressed the key challenge for the further growth of this imaging modality: the design of new brighter biocompatible fluorescent probes.

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08 October, 2021

The complex dynamics of stem cell tethers and slings (KAUST discovery)

An innovative experiment design shows, in real time and at the scale of a single molecule, how stem cells control their slow rolling inside the circulatory system by growing long tethers that attach to the inner surfaces of blood vessels. The strategy could help researchers to improve stem cell transplantations and to find new treatments for metastasizing cancers.

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06 September, 2021

Good luck Maram Abadi!

Maram Abadi is off to a new career adventure!

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