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DTC Seminar Series

Noisy signals: Observing biomolecules at the single molecule level


Joachim Mueller
Physics and Astronomy

Wednesday, March 27, 2002
1:00 pm

402 Walter Library

With the modern spectroscopic techniques available today the observation of signals from individual biomolecules has become a reality. Measurements of such systems record the stochastic nature of the arriving photons. Hidden within the noise of the recorded signal is information about the behavior of biomolecules. The main challenge for the experimentalist is the extraction of this information from the noise. Professor Mueller will discuss and demonstrate how the analysis of noise allows us to detect biomolecular interactions.


Professor Mueller received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Technical University of Munich in 1997. From 1997 to 2000 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Fluorescence Dynamics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, Professor Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He is an experimentalist and his area of research is biological physics.