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Output & Publications

Below you will find all publications and other interesting output from the SuperCol project.

SuperCol Training Sessions

  • Super-resolution microscopy (SRM) and data analysis (13 April, 2021).
  • Modelling of Particle interactions (May 2021).
  • CV Canvas Model session, by Ttopstart in Copenhagen (March 2022).
  • Statistical Analysis, by Dr. Raffaele Vitale (multiple sessions from July 5th 2022 onwards).
  • Writing CVs, cover letters and job applications, by Chiara Marti & Andrea Micoli in Lecce (13 October 2022).

Scientific presentations (oral)

At the Focus on Microscopy online conference (April 10-13, 2022)
Teun Huijben: How nanoparticles distort the PSF.

At the DNANanotechnology2022 conference (Jena, May 12-14, 2022)
Aleksandra Adamczyk: Orienting single molecules in DNA origami constructs.

At the 5th Functional Nanotechnology Workshop (Rome, May 25-27, 2022)
Aleksandra Adamczyk: Orienting single molecules in DNA origami constructs.

Swiss Physical Society Annual Meeting (Fribourg, June 27-30, 2022)
Aleksandra Adamczyk: Orienting single molecules in DNA origami constructs.

At the OPTICA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress (Vancouver, July 13, 2022)
Vincenzo Lamberti: Single Molecule DNA sensing via Plasmon Enhanced Fluorescence (online contribution).

At the congress of the Mexican Chemical Society (Mérida, Yucatán, August 29 – September 2, 2022)
Maria Antoinetta Ramirez: Tailored synthesis and functionalization of silica nanosystems for biomedical approaches (online contribution).

At the Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Symposium 2022 (Paris, August 29-31, 2022)
Teun Huijben: Imaging single molecules on nanoparticles: exploiting PSF deformations for precise localization.

At the 36th European Colloid & Interface Society Conference (Chania, September 4-9, 2022)
Xhorxhina Shaulli: Probing temperature-responsitivity of microgels by super-resolution microscopy (Best Oral Presentation Award).

At the 27th International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy (Berlin, September 7-9, 2022)
Sarojini Mahajan: Localization microscopy on Plasmonic particles: using PSF distortion to our advantage.

At the 22nd Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT2022) (Tirana, 3-7 October 2022)
Xhorxhina Shaulli: Probing temperature-responsivity of pNIPAM microgels by super-resolution microscopy and numerical simulations.

Scientific presentations (posters)

At the 5th Functional Nanotechnology Workshop (Rome, May 25-27, 2022)
Teun Huijben: Fast and exact reduction of mislocalizations near spherical nanoparticles by a fully analytical PSF.

At the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (Bordeaux, September 4-8, 2022)
Maria Antonieta Ramirez: Taylored synthesis of dual-colored silica oxide nanosystems for biomedical approaches

At the 27th International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy (Berlin, September 7-9, 2022)
Aleksandra Adamczyk: DNA Self-Assembly of single molecules with deterministic position and orientation.

At the Dutch national chemistry conference CHAINS (CHemistry As INnovating Science) (Veldhoven, September 22-23, 2022)
Bárbara Malheiros and Bahar Rouhvand: What makes DNA coated colloids crystallize?


2021-06-01: Maria Ramirez: published an article in the science magazine iBIO (Mexico).
2021-10-28: Maria Ramirez contributed to a conference for high school students on Science and Technology (Celaya, Mexico).
2021-11-06: Maria Ramirez: explained SuperCol research in an online session for high-school students (Celaya, Mexico).
2021-12-14: Teun Huijben: presented a ‘DigDays Talk’ about AI algorithms to see particles at the nanometer scale (Copenhagen, Denmark).
2022-01-27: Rodrigo Rivas: online seminar on How to simulate the interaction of particles in microgels for the scientific blog ‘Suriciencia’ (Mexico).
2022-02-18: Maria Ramirez: online talk Trust me, I’m a female scientist for Suriencia (Mexico).
2022-03-10: Maria Ramirez: online talk for the conference of the Municipal Youth Institute (Leon, Mexico).
2022-05-06: Peter Zijlstra: presented SuperCol at an alumni event of Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, the Netherlands).
2022-09-30: María Ramirez participated in The European Researchers’ Night (Lecce, Italy).



  • Frank Scheffold: Pathways and challenges towards a complete characterization of microgels Nature Commun 11, 4315 (2020) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17774-5


  • Indra Van Zundert, Maria Bravo, Olivier Deschaume, Pierre Cybulski, Carmen Bartic, Johan Hofkens, Hiroshi Uji-i, Beatrice Fortuni and Susana Rocha: Versatile and robust method for antibody conjugation to nanoparticles with high targeting efficiency Pharmaceutics 2021, 13, 2153. DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13122153
  • Yuyang Wang, Heiner Friedrich, Ilja Voets, Peter Zijlstra, Lorenzo Albertazzi: Correlative imaging for polymer science Polymer Science 59, 1232 (2021). DOI: 10.1002/pol.20210013


  • Rodrigo Rivas-Barbosa, Jose Ruiz-Franco, Mayra A. Lara-Peña, Jacopo Cardellini, Angel Licea-Claverie, Fabrizio Camerin, Emanuela Zaccarelli, Marco Laurati: Link between morphology, structure and interactions of composite microgels Macromolecules 2022, 55, 5, 1834–1843 DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02171
  • Aleksandra K. Adamczyk, Teun A. P. M. Huijben, Miguel Sison, Andrea Di Luca, Germán Chiarelli, Stefano Vanni, Sophie Brasselet, Kim I. Mortensen, Fernando D. Stefani, Mauricio Pilo-Pais, and Guillermo P. Acuna: DNA Self-Assembly of Single Molecules with Deterministic Position and Orientation ACSNano first published September 6, 2022. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c06936
  • Wenxin Wei, Francesca Mazzotta, Ingo Lieberwirth, Katharina Landfester, Calum T. J. Ferguson, and Kai A. I. Zhang: Aerobic Photobiocatalysis Enabled by Combining Core–Shell Nanophotoreactors and Native Enzymes  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 144, 7320–7326 (2022) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c00576
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