Imperial College London

Dr Chris Dunsby

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Biomedical Optics



+44 (0)20 7594 7755christopher.dunsby Website




622Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Chris Dunsby is a joint lecturer between Photonics, Department of Physics and the Division of Experimental Medicine in the Department of Medicine.  His research interests are centred on the application of photonics and ultrafast laser technology to biomedical imaging and include multiphoton microscopy, multiparameter fluorescence imaging and fluorescence lifetime imaging.

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Sparks H, Kondo H, Hooper S, et al., 2018, Heterogeneity in tumor chromatin-doxorubicin binding revealed by in vivo fluorescence lifetime imaging confocal endomicroscopy., Nat Commun, Vol:9

Görlitz F, Guldbrand S, Runcorn TH, et al., 2018, easySLM-STED: Stimulated emission depletion microscopy with aberration correction, extended field of view and multiple beam scanning., J Biophotonics

Zhang G, Harput S, Lin S, et al., 2018, Acoustic wave sparsely activated localization microscopy (AWSALM): Super-resolution ultrasound imaging using acoustic activation and deactivation of nanodroplets, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:113, ISSN:0003-6951

Alexandrov Y, Nikolic DS, Dunsby C, et al., 2018, Quantitative time domain analysis of lifetime-based FRET measurements with fluorescent proteins: static random isotropic fluorophore orientation distributions, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:11, ISSN:1864-063X


Tatla T, Sparks H, Charn T, et al., Development of endoscopic fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) screening: sub-site ex vivo data analysis, Head and Neck Optical Diagnostic Society Annual Meeting

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