Konstantinos studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece and obtained a Master's degree in Translational Research in Biomedicine. Before joining the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, he was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Nano Bio Imaging at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich in Basel working on fluorescent protein engineering. During his PhD at the Laboratory of Advanced Optical Precision Imaging, he develops advanced precision imaging technologies, such as new photoconvertible fluorescent proteins, fluorescence reporters for mechanical stimuli and biodegredable Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) nanoprobes.
Scientific field: Cell biology, Mechanobiology, Molecular biology, Developmental biology
Microscopy background: Probe Development
Posted by Konstantinos Kalyviotis, on 15 November 2021It has been a bit more than 6 years since the first “primed conversion” article1 was published in May 2015 and around 3 years since I first heard about this new photoconversion technique. I recall that it was almost 1 year after I got my MSc in Greece when I contacted Dr Periklis (Laki) Pantazis