Sergi Padilla-Parra

Principal Investigator
Dr. Sergi Padilla-Parra

 My laboratory is focused on the development of fluorescence imaging approaches capable of showing the spatial and temporal regulation of protein-protein interactions and/or enzymatic activity inside living cells and animals. We are developing novel methodological approaches for Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) and fluorescence cross-correlation (FCCS) techniques. We are particularly interested in improving the time resolution for FRET-FLIM acquisitions by using non-fitting approaches and also developing ‘artifact free’ FCCS techniques.
This technology allows us to detect and characterize the cell factors involved during Influenza infection, and compare their spatio-temporal activity with other enveloped viruses and/or pseudoviruses known to enter the cell through endocytosis (like Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV), Avian Sarcoma and Leukosis Virus (ASLV) and Vaccinia Virus (VV)).

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