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  • Lucía Labrador-Páez, Uliana Kostiv, Qingyun Liu, Yuanyuan Li, Hans Ågren, Jerker Widengren, and Haichun Liu.
    Excitation Pulse Duration Response of Upconversion Nanoparticles and Its Applications.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2022, 13, 11208-11215

  • Fuhua Huang, Niusha Bagheri, Li Wang, Hans Ågren, Jinglai Zhang, Jerker Widengren, Haichun Liu.
    Low-lying excited state energy trap induced by cross-relaxation – The main origin of concentration quenching in lanthanide upconversion nanoparticles.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 936 (2023) 168149.

  • Jan Bergstrand, Xinyan Miao, Chinmaya Venugopal Srambickal, Gert Auer and Jerker Widengren.
    Fast, streamlined fluorescence nanoscopy resolves rearrangements of SNARE and cargo proteins in platelets co-incubated with cancer cells.
    Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2022) 20:292.

  • Yusen Liang, Zhimin Zhu, Shuqian Qiao, Xin Guo, Rui Pu, Huan Tang, Haichun Liu, Hao Dong, Tingting Peng, Ling-Dong Sun, Jerker Widengren and Qiuqiang Zhan.
    Migrating photon avalanche in different emitters at the nanoscale enables 46th-order optical nonlinearity.
    Nature Nanotechnology Vol 17, May 2022, 524-530.

  • Lucía Labrador-Páez, Uliana Kostiv, Jerker Widengren, Haichun Liu.
    Water: An Influential Agent for Lanthanide-Doped Luminescent Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine.
    Adv. Optical Mater.2022, 2200513. DOI: 10.1002/adom.202200513.

  • Xin Guo, Rui Pu, Zhimin Zhu, Shuqian Qiao, Yusen Liang, Bingru Huang, Haichun Liu, Lucía Labrador-Páez, Uliana Kostiv, Pu Zhao, Qiusheng Wu, Jerker Widengren & Qiuqiang Zhan.
    Achieving low-power single-wavelength-pair nanoscopy with NIR-II continuous-wave laser for multi-chromatic probes.
    Nature Communications volume 13, Article number: 2843 (2022)

  • Sejoo Jeong, Jerker Widengren and Jong-Chan Lee.
    Fluorescent Probes for STED Optical Nanoscopy.
    Nanomaterials 2022, 12(1), 21;

  • Maryam Sanaee, Elin Sandberg, K. Göran Ronquist, Jane M. Morrell, Jerker Widengren, Katia Gallo.
    Coincident Fluorescence-Burst Analysis of the Loading Yields of Exosome-Mimetic Nanovesicles with Fluorescently-Labeled Cargo Molecules.
    Small 2022, 2106241.

  • Caroline A. Evans, Hyejeong Rosemary Kim, Sarah C. Macfarlane, Poppy I. A. Nowicki, Carsten Baltes, Lei Xu, Jerker Widengren, Franziska Lautenschläger, Bernard M. Corfe and Annica K. B. Gad.
    Metastasising Fibroblasts Show an HDAC6-Dependent Increase in Migration Speed and Loss of Directionality Linked to Major Changes in the Vimentin Interactome.
    Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 1961.


  • Tingting Peng, Rui Pu, Baoju Wang, Zhimin Zhu, Kai Liu, Fan Wang, Wei Wei, Haichun Liu and Qiuqiang Zhan.
    The Spectroscopic Properties and Microscopic Imaging of Thulium-Doped Upconversion Nanoparticles Excited at Different NIR-II Light.
    Biosensors 2021, 11, 148.

  • Christoph Dumke, Timo Gemoll, Martina Oberländer, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Christoph Thorns, Axel Glaessgen, Rinse Klooster, Silvère M. van der Maarel, Jerker Widengren, Christian Doehn, Gert Auer & Jens K. Habermann.
    SATB1, genomic instability and Gleason grading constitute a novel risk score for prostate cancer.
    Scientific Reports (2021) 11:244.

  • Mahebali Tabusi, Sigrun Thorsdottir, Maria Lysandrou, Ana Rita Narciso, Melania Minoia, Chinmaya Venugopal Srambickal, Jerker Widengren, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Federico Iovino.
    Neuronal death in pneumococcal meningitis is triggered by pneumolysin and RrgA interactions with β-actin.
    PLOS Pathogens March 24, 2021.

  • Chinmaya Venugopal Srambickal, Jan Bergstrand and Jerker Widengren.
    Cumulative effects of photobleaching in volumetric STED imaging - artefacts and possible benefits.
    Methods and Applications in Fluorescence 9 (2021) 015003.


  • Vicky Sender, Karina Hentrich, Anuj Pathak, Alicia Tan Qian Ler, Bethel Tesfai Embaie, Susanna L. Lundström, Massimiliano Gaetani, Jan Bergstrand, Rei Nakamoto, Lok-To Sham, Jerker Widengren, Staffan Normark, and Birgitta Henriques-Normark.
    Capillary leakage provides nutrients and antioxidants for rapid pneumococcal proliferation in influenza-infected lower airways.
    PNAS December 8, 2020 117 (49) 31386-31397.

  • Yanan Ji, Wen Xu, Nan Ding, Haitao Yang, Hongwei Song, Qingyun Liu, Hans Ågren, Jerker Widengren & Haichun Liu.
    Huge upconversion luminescence enhancement by a cascade optical field modulation strategy facilitating selective multispectral narrow-band near-infrared photodetection.
    Light Sci Appl 9, 184 (2020).

  • Zhaoyang Yao, Fuguo Zhang, Yaxiao Guo, Heng Wu, Lanlan He, Zhou Liu, Bin Cai, Yu Guo, Calvin J. Brett, Yuanyuan Li, Chinmaya Venugopal Srambickal, Xichuan Yang, Gang Chen, Jerker Widengren, Dianyi Liu, James M. Gardner, Lars Kloo, and Licheng Sun.
    Conformational and Compositional Tuning of Phenanthrocarbazole Based Dopant-Free Hole-Transport Polymers Boosting Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 41, 17681-17692.

  • M. Paloncýová , J. Tornmalm, S. Sen, J. Piguet, J. Widengren, and S. Knippenberg.
    Photoisomerization of DiD: Molecular Dynamics Calculations Reveal the Influence of Tail Lengths.
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 10, 5829-5837.

  • Yanan Zong, Iva Pruner, Aleksandra Antovic, Apostolos Taxiarchis, Zara Pons Vila, Nida Soutari, Fariborz Mobarrez, Roza Chaireti, Jerker Widengren, Joachim Piguet & Jovan P. Antov.
    Phosphatidylserine positive microparticles improve hemostasis in in-vitro hemophilia A plasma models.
    Scientific Reports (2020) 10:7871.


















Doctoral Theses


Jan Bergstrand: Doctoral thesis.
Super resolution fluorescence imaging: analyses, simulations and applications.
Fulltext , KTH Publication Database DiVA

Johan Tornmalm: Doctoral thesis.
Fluorescence-based Transient State Monitoring for biomolecular, cellular and label-free studies.
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Volodymyr Chmyrov: Doctoral thesis.
Fluorescence fluctuation studies of biomolecular interactions in solutions, biomembranes and live cells.
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Lei Xu: Doctoral thesis.
Development and application of ultra-sensitive fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy for biomolecular interaction studies.
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Heike Hevekerl: Doctoral thesis.
Fluorescence-based methods to probe long-lived transient states for biomolecular studies.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA

Daniel Rönnlund: Doctoral thesis.
Super resolution optical imaging - image analysis, multicolor development and biological applications.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA


Thiemo Spielmann: Doctoral thesis.
Transient State Fluorescence Microscopy - method development and biological applications: Exploiting the dark states of fluorophores to measure oxygen concentrations, redox state, Förster resonance energy transfer and membrane viscosity.
KTH Publication Database DiVA


Evangelos Sisamakis: Doctoral thesis.
Förster Resonance Energy Transfer - from single molecule spectroscopy to imaging.
KTH Publication Database DiVA


Johan Strömqvist: Doctoral thesis.
Fluorescence Studies of Membranes - Proteins and Lipids, their Dynamics and Interactions.
KTH Publication Database DiVA


Andriy Chmyrov: Doctoral thesis.
Photo-induced dark states influorescence spectroscopy - investigations & applications. Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA


Tor Sandén: Doctoral thesis.
Monitoring Proton Exchange and Triplet States with Fluorescence.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA

Gustav Persson: Doctoral thesis.
Temporal Modulation in Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging for Biological Applications.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA


Gustav Persson: Licentiate thesis.
Time-Varying Excitation in Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Biological Applications.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA


Tor Sandén: Licentiate thesis.
Analysis of Fluorescence Flicker as a Tool to Monitor Proton Transport and Biomolecular Interactions.
Fulltext, KTH Publication Database DiVA

KTH Applied Physics - thyberg(at) - October 19 2023