Recent Publications

Probing the Sudlow Binding Site with Warfarin: How Does Gold Nanocluster Growth Alter Human Serum Albumin?  B Russell, K Kubiak-Ossowska; P Mulheran, D J S Birch and Yu Chen. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c6cp03428d

Resolving environmental microheterogeneity and dielectric relaxation in fluorescence kinetics of protein.O J Rolinski, D McLaughlin, D J S Birch and V Vyshemirsk. Methods Appl. Fluoresc.4, 024001, 2016

Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. H L Stewart, P Yip, M Rosenberg, T J Sørensen, Bo W. Laursen, A E Knight, and D J S Birch.  Meas. Sci. Technol. 27, 045007, 2016

Revealing the photophysics of gold-nanobeacons via time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. G Wei, D Simionesie, J Sefcik, J U Sutter, Q Xue, J Yu, J Wang, D J S Birch and & Yu Chen, Optics Letts. 40, 5738-5741, 2015.

Tyrosine photophysics during the early stages of β-amyloid aggregation leading to Alzheimer’s. O J Rolinski, T Wellbrock, D J S Birch, V Vyshemirsky J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 3116-3120, 2015.

Locating the nucleation sites for protein encapsulated gold nanoclusters: A molecular dynamics and fluorescence study. B Russell, K Kubiak-Ossowska; P Mulheran, D J S Birch and Yu Chen. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 21935-21941, 2015.

Surface plasmon enhanced energy transfer between gold nanorods and fluorophores: application to endosytosis study and RNA detection. Y Zhang W Guoke, J Yu, D Birch, Y Chen. Faraday Discussions, 178, 383-394 , 2015

Fluorescence. D J S Birch, Y Chen and O J Rolinski.“Biological and Medical Photonics, Spectroscopy and Microscopy.” Ed D L Andrews. Vol 4 “Photonics.” Wiley. Ch.1. 1-58, 2015.

Photoactivable heterocyclic cages in a comparative release study of butyric acid as a model drug. Piloto A M, Hungerford G, Sutter  J U, Soares  A M S, Costa SPG,  Goncalves M S T. J Photochem. Photobiol. A Chemistry, 299, 44-53, 2015.

A smart fluorescent ligand to optimize a ConA-based glucose sensing assay using fluorescence anisotropy. B M. Cummins, M Li, A K. Locke, David J S Birch, G Vigh, G L Coté. Biosensors and Bioelect.  53–60, 63, 2015.

Interaction of fluorophores with DNA and spermine using fluorescence spectroscopy. Gracie, W E Smith, P Yip, J U Sutter, D J S Birch, D Graham, K. Faulds. The Analyst. 3735 – 3743, 139, 2014.

Fluorescence kinetics of tryptophan in a heterogeneous environment
O J Rolinski and V Vyshemirsky. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2, 045002, 2014.

Inhibition of beta-amyloid aggregation by fluorescent dye labels. M Amaro, T Wellbrock, D J S Birch, O J Rolinski. Appl. Phys. Letts. 104, 063704, 2014.

Metal ion influence on eumelanin fluorescence and structure. J-U Sutter and D J S Birch. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2, 024005, 2014.

Dye-dope polystyrene-coated gold nanorods: towards wavelength tunable SPASER. P Gu, D J S Birch, Yu Chen. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2, 024004, 2014.

ConA-based glucose sensing using the long-lifetime azadioxatriangulenium fluorophore. M Cummins, J Simpson, Z Gryczynski, T J Sorensen, Bo W Laursen, D Graham, D J S Birch, G L Coté. SPIE Proc. SPIE Proc. 8951, 89510A, 2014.

Energy transfer between a biological labelling dye and gold nanorods. C Racknor, M R Singh, Y Zhang, D J S Birch and Y Chen. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2, 015002 (6 pages), 2014.

Nanometrology. D J S Birch and P Yip in “Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy: Methods and Protocols” edited by Yves Engelboroghs and Antonie Visser. Vol. 1076 Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press.  Ch.11, 279-302, 2014.

The effect of copper on eumelanin photophysics and morphology. D J S Birch and J U Sutter. Proc. of SPIE 8587, 858705 (6 pages), 2013.

Molecular rheometry: direct determination of viscosity in Lo and Ld lipid phases via fluorescence lifetime imaging. Y Wu, M Štefl, A Olzyńska, M Hof, G Yahioglu, P Yip, D R. Casey, O Ces, J Humpolíčkova and Marina K. Kuimova. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 15, 14986-93, 2013.

Fluorescence intensity- and lifetime-based glucose sensing using glucose/galactose-binding protein. J C Pickup, F Khan, Z-L Zhi, J Coulter, D J S Birch.   J. Diabetes Sci. and Technol., 7(1), 62–71, 2013.

Initial stages of beta-amyloid Ab1-40 and Ab1-42 oligomerization observed using fluorescence decay and molecular dynamics analyses of tyrosine. M Amaro, K Kubiak-Ossowska, D J S Birch and O J Rolinski. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 1, 015006 (13 pages), 2013.

Fluorescence Anisotropy of Protein – Gold Nanoclusters
C Li, J-U Sutter, D J S Birch and Y Chen
IEEE Nanotechnology 2012; ISBN 978-1-4673-2200-3.

Synthesis of vesicle cargo determines amplitude of Ca2+-sensitive exocytosis. J-U Sutter, J Denecke and G Thiel. Cell Calcium 52, 283-288, 2012.

Eumelanin fibrils. R. McQueenie, J Sutter, J Karolin and D J S Birch. J. Biomed. Opt. 17, 075001 (7 pages),  2012.

Creation and luminescence of size-selected gold nanorods. Y Chen, Y Zhang, D J S Birch and A S Barnard. Nanoscale. 4, 5017-22, 2012.

Fluorescence anisotropy metrology of electrostatically and covalently labelled silica nanoparticles. P Yip, J Karolin and D J S Birch. Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 084003 (8 pages), 2012.

Growth and surface-enhanced Raman scattering of Ag nanoparticle assembly in agarose gel. M Keating, Y Chen, I A Larmour, K Faulds and D Graham. Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 084006 (9 pages), 2012.

Reflectance and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of sculptured silver films deposited at various vapor incident angles. S Song, M Keating, Y Chen and F Placido. Meas. Sci. Technol. 23 ,084007 (6 pages), 2012.

Eumelanin Kinetics and Sheet Structure. J Sutter, T Bidláková, J Karolin and D J S Birch. Appl. Phys. Letts. 100, 113701 (4 pages), 2012.

CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots as luminescence lifetime sensors for Cu2+ . J U Sutter, D J S Birch and O J Rolinski.  Meas. Sci. Technol. 23, 055103 (8 pages), 2012.

Effect of Size, Shape and Surface Modification on Cytotoxicity of Gold Nanoparticles to Human HEp-2 and Canine MDCK Cells. Y. Zhang, D. Xu, W. Li, J. Yu, Y. Chen, J. Nanomaterials, 375496 (7 pages), 2012.

Two-photon excited surface plasmon enhanced energy transfer between DAPI and gold nanoparticles : opportunities in intra-cellular imaging and sensing. Y Zhang, D J S Birch and Y Chen. Appl. Phys. Letts. 99, 103701-3, 2011.

Kinetic modelling of the shape-dependent evolution of faceted gold nanoparticles. A.S. Barnard and Y. Chen, J. Mater. Chem., 21, 12239-12245, 2011.

Fluorescence detections and directions. D J S Birch. Meas. Sci. Technol. 22, 052002 (8 pages), 2011.

Beta-Amyloid oligomerisation monitored by intrinsic fluorescence. M Amaro, D J S Birch and O J.Rolinski. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 13, 6434-41, 2011.

The Effect of Intensity of Excitation on CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots: Opportunities in Luminescence sensing. J U Sutter, D J S Birch and O J Rolinski.  Appl. Phys. Letts. 98,021108, 2011.

A Fluorescence Lifetime-Based Fibre-Optic Glucose Sensor Using Glucose/Galactose-Binding protein. T Saxl, F Khan, M Ferla, D J S Birch, and J Pickup. The Analyst. 136, 968-72, 2011.

Gold nanorods for fluorescence lifetime imaging in biology. Y Zhang, J Yu, D J S Birch and Y Chen. J Biomed. Opt. 15, 020504, 2010.

Early detection of amyloid aggregation using intrinsic fluorescence. O J Rolinski, M Amaro and D J S Birch. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 25 (10),2249-52, 2010.

One- and two-photon time-resolved fluorescence study of neurotransmitter amino acid–5,6-benzocoumarin conjugates.  G Hungerford, L Ryderfors, M J G Fernandes, M Sameiro, T Gonçalves and S P G Costa. J. Photochem. Photobiol.  A-Chemistry, 215, 214-222, 2010.

Time-resolved FRET fluorescence spectroscopy of visible fluorescent protein pairs. A J W G  Visser, S P Laptenok, N V Visser, A van Hoek, D J S Birch, J-C Brochon, J W Borst. Eur. Biophys. J. 39, 241-53, 2010.

Interactions of the beta-blocker drug, propranolol, with detergents, beta-cyclodextrin and living cells studied using fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging. RH Bisby, SW Botchway, AG Crisostomo, J Karolin, AW Parker, L Schroder. Spectroscopy, 24, 137-142, 2010

Fluorescence biosensing in nanopores. Jan Karolin, Dalibor Panek, Alexander MacMillan, Olaf Rolinski, and David Birch. IEEE Proc. 978-1-4244-3296-7, 4154-7, 2009.

Protein fluorescence decay: a gamma function description of thermally induced inter conversion of amino acid rotamers. O J Rolinski, K Scobie and D J S Birch. Phys. Rev. E. 79, 050901, 2009.

Optical spectroscopic methods for probing the conformational stability of immobilized enzymes. A Ganesan, B D Moore, S M Kelly, N C Price, O J Rolinski, D J S Birch, I R Dunkin, P J Halling. ChemPhysChem 10, 1492-9, 2009.

Star-shaped oligofluorene nanostructured blend materials: controlled micro-patterning and physical characteristics. M Wu, E Gu, A Zarowna, A L Kanibolotsky, A J C Kuehne, A R Mackintosh, P R Edwards, O J Rolinski, I F Perepichka,  P J Skabara, R W Martin, R A Pethrick, D J S Birch and M D Dawson. Appl. Phys. A. 97, 19, 2009.

Nanoparticle metrology standards based on the time resolved fluorescence anisotropy of silica colloids. K Apperson, J Karolin, R W Martin and D J S Birch. Meas. Sci. Technol 20, 025310 (11 pages), 2009.

Improved biocompatibility of protein encapsulation in sol-gel materials. A M Macmillan, J Karolin, D Panek, C D McGuinness, J C Pickup, D Graham, W E Smith, and D J S Birch.J Sol-Gel Science & Technol. 49, 380-4, 2009.

Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaging of nano-engineered glucose sensor microcapsules based on glucose/galactose-binding protein. T Saxl, F Khan, D R Mathews, Zhi-ZL, O Rolnski, S Ameer-Beg and J Pickup. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 24, 3229-34, 2009.

Non-extensive kinetics of fluorescence resonance energy transfer. O J Rolinski and D J S Birch. J Chem Phys. 129, 144507-1-7, 2008.

The effect of pH on aqueous phenylalanine studied using a 265 nm pulsed light-emitting diode. A M Macmillan, C D McGuinness, K Sagoo, D McLoskey, J C Pickup and D J S Birch.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1130, 300-4, 2008.

Towards Single Metal Ion Sensing by Förster Resonance Energy Transfer. Jens-Uwe Sutter, A M Macmillan, D J S Birch and O J Rolinski. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1130, 62-7, 2008.

Human Serum Albumin-flavonoids interactions monitored by means of tryptophan kinetics. O J Rolinski, A Martin and D J S Birch. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1130, 314-9, 2008.

Nanomedicine and its potential in diabetes research and practice. J C Pickup, Z-L Zhi, F Khan, T Saxl and D J S Birch. Diabetes/Metabolism Res. and Rev. 24, 604-610, 2008.

Fluorescence depolarization techniques in materials science. D J S Birch and J Karolin in Standardization and Quality Assurance in Fluorescence Measurements I: Techniques.  Vol. Ed. U Resch-Genger.Vol. 5, Springer Series on Fluorescence, 279–301, 2008.

HSA-quercetin interactions monitored by time-resolved fluorescence – evidence for enhanced discrete rotamer conformations. O J Rolinski, A Martin and D J S Birch. J. Biomed. Optics 12, 34013-7, 2007. (Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).

Single molecule detection of allophycocyanin by surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering. C D McGuinness, A M Macmillan, J Karolin, W E Smith, D Graham, J C Pickup and D J Birch. Analyst 132, 633-4, 2007.

pH tracking of silica hydrogel nanoparticle growth. A Cleary, J Karolin and D J S Birch. Appl. Phys. Letts. 89, 113125-7, 2006. (Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology).

Excitation of fluorescence decay using a 265 nm pulsed light-emitting diode: evidence for aqueous phenylalanine rotamers. C D McGuinness, A M Macmillan, K Sagoo, D McLoskey and D J S Birch. Appl. Phys. Letts. 89, 063901-3, 2006. (Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).

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