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Maabur Sow

I studied molecular photonics at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan in France and I wanted to do a PhD in biophotonics. I was very interested in the interdisciplinary nature of this CDT and it was a great opportunity for me to learn more about material sciences. Moreover, the rotations will truly complete my bioengineering background (from University of Technology of Compi├Ęgne) and give me more chance to complete successfully my PhD.

PhD Title: Single-Molecule Imaging of Protein-Dna Interactions Using Fluorescent Nanodiamonds
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Achillefs N. Kapanidis
Institution: University of Oxford
Collaborators: Pr. Oliver Williams (Cardiff University) and Pr. Jason Smith (University of Oxford)

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Gilboa,B; Jing, B; Cui, TJ; Sow, M; Plochowietz, A; Mazumder, A & Kapanidis, AN. Confinement-Free Wide-Field Ratiometric Tracking of Single Fluorescent Molecules, Biophysics Journal, 2019.

Gines, L; Mandal, S; Ahmed, A-I; Cheng, C-L; Sow, M & Williams, O. Positive Zeta Potential of Nanodiamonds, Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017


Experimental Bioscience practical (DTC Oxford)


De Beers Diamond Conference 2016 and 2017 (poster)
PicoQuant Single Molecule Workshop 2017 (presentation)


Maabur Sow

Dept. of Physics,
University of Oxford,
Clarendon Laboratory,
Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3PU

Tel: 01865 (2)7242