Thi Ngoc Nhu Phan

Associate Senior Lecturer

Department of Chemistry & Molecular
Visiting address
Medicinaregata 7 B
413 90 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 462
405 30 Göteborg

About Thi Ngoc Nhu Phan

The research within the Phan group is focused on the development and application of mass spectrometry imaging (ToF-SIMS, NanoSIMS, MALDI), super-resolution stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, electron microscopy, and correlative imaging using combinations of these modalities to understand the structural and functional relationship of biomolecules in neural stem cells, neuronal cells and in the brain. Another research topic is the development of novel labelling probes for correlative imaging. The probes enable imaging multiple targeted molecules at micro and nanoscale resolution using the combination of SIMS, fluorescence microscopy, and electron microscopy.

The developed technologies have been applied to the following biological questions:

• Organization of structural lipids at synaptic membrane, and its relation to neuronal activity.

• Targeted molecular imaging of the brain, structural and functional relation in brain activity.

• Molecular turnover in neuronal cells and brain, and correlation to neuro-degeneration.

• Molecular turnover, dynamics and regulation in neural stem cells.

• Stress granule pathway and molecular transition in neuronal cells.


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KEM070 - Basic Analytical Chemistry

KEM082 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

KEA310 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry