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Research interests

The research interests of Dr Lynn Paterson's group fall under the broad theme of biophotonics. We use the force of light to pick up and move microscopic particles (optical manipulation), microfluidics, imaging and nanoparticle sensors and apply these techniques to the life sciences in areas such as biosensing, biodiscovery and the development of biomedical devices.

Dr Paterson's group website can be found here.

We are based in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering at Heriot Watt University in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Biography

Lynn Paterson is an assistant professor in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering and joined Heriot-Watt University in July 2007 as an RCUK Academic Fellow.  Lynn has a BSc from Glasgow University and was awarded her PhD from St Andrews University.  She worked as a post doctoral research fellow at St Andrews, on projects ranging from all-optical cell sorting to photoporation of mammalian cells to assist transfection.  Lynn's current research interests are using optical forces to isolate single biological cells, optical tweezers, microfluidics with integrated optics, nanoparticle sensors, Raman microspectroscopy and superresolution imaging.

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Optical tweezers Engineering & Materials Science
Lasers Medicine & Life Sciences
classifying Physics & Astronomy
traps Physics & Astronomy
Semiconductor lasers Engineering & Materials Science
manipulators Physics & Astronomy
interference Physics & Astronomy
trapped particles Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2001 2019

Femtosecond laser fabrication of silver nanostructures on glass for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Mackenzie, M. D., Chi, H., Varma, M., Pal, P., Kar, A. K. & Paterson, L., 25 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Raman spectroscopy
silver
fabrication
glass
nanoparticles

Fabrication and characterization of machined multi-core fiber tweezers for single cell manipulation

Anastasiadi, G., Leonard, M., Paterson, L. & MacPherson, W. N., 1 Feb 2018, In : Optics Express. 26, 3, p. 3557-3567

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lenses
Yeasts
Optical Fibers
Lasers
Light

Single Cell Isolation Using Optical Tweezers

Keloth, A., Anderson, O., Risbridger, D. & Paterson, L., 29 Aug 2018, In : Micromachines. 9, 9, 434.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Optical Tweezers
Cell Separation
Yeasts
Lasers
Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Machined multicore optical fibres for on-chip optical manipulation

Anastasiadi, G., Leonard, M., Paterson, L. & MacPherson, W. N., 25 Aug 2017, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIV. SPIE, 1034702. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10347).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
manipulators
optical fibers
chips
fibers
probes

Natural marine bacteria as model organisms for the hazard-assessment of consumer products containing silver nanoparticles

Echavarri Bravo, V., Paterson, L., Aspray, T. J., Porter, J., Winson, M. K. & Hartl, M. G. J., Sep 2017, In : Marine Environmental Research. 130, p. 293-302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
nanosilver
Consumer products
hazard assessment
silver
Hazards

Activities 2000 2019

5th European Optical Society (EOS) Optofluidics Conference 2019

Lynn Paterson (Member of programme committee)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Advances in Photonic Tools and Techniques for Life Sciences

Lynn Paterson (Chair)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Edinburgh Super Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) AGM

Lynn Paterson (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Biophotonics and Biomedical Microscopy

Lynn Paterson (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Advanced volumetric microscopy techniques for dynamic studies of anuclear cells

Lynn Paterson (Examiner)
Dec 2018

Activity: ExaminationExternal Examiner