Single-molecule biosensing using plasmonic nanoparticles

Peter Zijlstra

Eindhoven University of Technology

He received a PhD from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied the photothermal properties of single plasmonic nanoparticles with applications in optical data storage. After a postdoc with Michel Orrit at Leiden University he is now employed by Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands as an assistant professor, where he develops approaches for single-molecule plasmon sensing with the aim to study individual biomolecules in complex environments.


Optical detection of single molecules mostly relies on their fluorescence because of the high contrast of this technique against the background. Since their invention in the early 1990s, single-molecule fluorescence microscopy... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Michael Beuwer (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  2. Menno Prins (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  3. Peter Zijlstra (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Topic Area

Enhanced sensing (SERS, SEIRA)


OS1-103b » Enhanced sensing (SERS, SEIRA) (16:30 - Wednesday, 7th December, Tower 24 - Room 103)

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