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Research project

M2L University of Southampton Transformative ChemBioImaging Partnership


Lead researcher

Professor Sumeet Mahajan MSc, MTech, PhD, FHEA, FRSC

Prof of Molecular BioPhotonics & Imaging
Other researchers

Professor David Richardson FREng, FRS

Research interests

  • Hollow Core Optical Fibres
  • Optical Communications
  • High Power Fibre Lasers

Professor Peter Smith BSc, PhD, MA, FRSB

Professor of Life Sciences

Professor Katrin Deinhardt


Research interests

  • Our research is focused on cellular and molecular neurobiology. Fascinated by the beautiful but complicated shape of individual neurons, we study the complex intracellular logistics required to form, maintain and remodel these cells throughout life.Neurons extend processes that cover vast territories, which allow them to directly connect with cells distant from the soma. Our research interest is to understand how neurons integrate the different extracellular cues that they receive at distinct parts of the cell in time and space to maintain and adapt their structure and connectivity. To this end, we investigate the interplay of short- and long-range trafficking and signalling, and how these events ultimately converge to initiate changes in neuronal morphology and physiology in health and neurodegeneration.
  • Lab webpage

Dr Lin Xu

Principal Research Fellow

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Konstantinos Bourdakos,
Peter B. Johnson,
Ibrahim Abughazaleh,
Panuwat Srisamran,
& Lin Xu
, 2023 , Biomedical Optics Express , 14 (9) , 4520--4530
Type: article
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