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Name Dr Massimo Antognozzi
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department School of Physics University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Bologna), PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords bio-nanoscience
microscope
confined liquid films
confined molecules
adsorbed biomolecules
molecular motors
Areas of expertise My main research interests are in the area of bio-nanoscience. In particular, I am currently developing a dedicated scanning probe microscope to investigate the dynamic properties of confined liquid films. This technique will allow to detect the organization of confined molecules with unprecedented nanometer spatial resolution. Interesting questions related to the interaction between adsorbed biomolecules and the surrounding liquid environment will also be accessible.

The second area of research is focused on understanding the different mechanisms regulating the activity of molecular motors and will make use of optical tweezers combined with total internal reflection fluorescence to simultaneously monitor their chemical and mechanical activity.