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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
cells Physics & Astronomy
manipulators Physics & Astronomy
traps Physics & Astronomy
classifying Physics & Astronomy
Lasers Medicine & Life Sciences
Semiconductor lasers Engineering & Materials Science
interference Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2001 2018

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
numerical aperture
manipulators
fabrication
fibers
yeast

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

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yeast
isolation
cells
chips
bacteria

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

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nanosilver
Consumer products
hazard assessment
silver
Hazards

Particle manipulation within an ultrafast laser inscribed optofluidic device

Keloth, A., Jimenez, M., Kar, A. K. & Paterson, L., 11 Apr 2017, Optical Trapping Applications 2017. Optical Society of America, OtW2E.3

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

manipulators
silicon dioxide
waveguides
lasers

Press / Media

Optical Cell Sorting

Lynn Paterson

1/12/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Diving for molecular treasures

Lynn Paterson

1/06/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Revealing the Secrets of Marine Microbes

Lynn Paterson

30/04/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

An Introduction to the MaCuMBA Project

Lynn Paterson

30/07/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research