Skip to Content

Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET): from Experiments to Modern Theories

Professor Barry R. Masters

Biological Engineering Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Thursday, 19th July 2007, 3.30PM, EN101, Ground floor, Engineering Building, Hawthorn.

The widespread use of commercial hardware and software for FRET studies can result in spurious outputs of images that purport to show the efficiency of FRET. Unless the investigator is thoroughly versed in the theory of FRET and is aware of all of the assumptions made in the various theories the data may contain confounding results that make its interpretation difficult.

This presentation will survey in historical order the development of resonance energy theories and provide an analysis of the key studies that attempt to experimentally validate the theories of FRET.

Back to 2007 programme