ERC Proof of Concept for Thomas Juffmann


Congratulations to Thomas Juffmann from the research group Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information for receiving the ERC Proof of Concept. The ERC funds research projects with high potential for innovation.

ERC Grants at the University of Vienna

The funding of pioneering basic research is one of the priorities of the European Union. To this end, the European Research Council (ERC) has been established. To receive support, research projects must have a high potential for innovation. 87 ERC grants have already been awarded to researchers of the University of Vienna since 2007.

"ERC grants enable leading-edge research and are an important indicator of the international competitiveness of a university."
Heinz W. Engl, Rector of the University of Vienna

About project EOFLIM

The project EOFLIM aims to open up new areas of application for fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). In FLIM, samples are excited by ultra-short pulses of light. FLIM measures the time it takes for the sample to emit a fluorescence photon. The time it takes until a delayed fluorescence photon is emitted depends on the physical and chemical conditions of the sample, which could be used, for example, to diagnose cancer. Raphaël Marchand, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, has developed an innovative detector that uses electro-optic (EO) components allowing for faster FLIM frame rates. This could enable its use as a diagnostic tool used for surgeries as well as in super-resolution light microscopy to investigate cells at the smallest scales. The project is scheduled to run for one year and has a budget of EUR 150,000.

Research group Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information
Research team of Thomas Juffmann

Thomas Juffmann (© privat)