Shim Research Lab
Shim lab is moved to Korea University.
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Beyond Fluorescence Imaging
We develop novel optical imaging tools and use them to unveil molecular secrets of cells.
In order for a cell to function, biomolecules must work toghether in precise choreography. Understanding their individual and collective roles is a difficult problem because these nanometer-sized machines operate in complex, densely populated environment of the cell. We face the challenge by develping optical visualization tools and applying them for observing biomolecules in action in their natural habitat of the cell.
Our tools of choice include super-resolution optical microscopy, probe engineering and single-molecule spectroscopy.