Imperial College London

Professor Chris Dunsby

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Biomedical Optics



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




622Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Chris Dunsby holds a joint position 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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Hong W, Dunsby C, 2022, Automatic Tube Lens Design from Stock Optics for Microscope Remote-refocussing Systems, Optics Express

Wright T, Sparks H, Paterson C, et al., 2021, Video-rate remote refocusing through continuous oscillation of a membrane deformable mirror, Journal of Physics: Photonics, Vol:3, ISSN:2515-7647, Pages:1-14

Kalita R, Flanagan W, Lightley J, et al., 2021, Single-shot phase contrast microscopy using polarisation-resolved differential phase contrast, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:14, ISSN:1864-063X

Lightley J, Gorlitz F, Kumar S, et al., 2021, Robust deep learning optical autofocus system applied to automated multiwell plate single molecule localization microscopy, Journal of Microscopy, ISSN:0022-2720


Garcia E, Lightley J, Kumar S, et al., 2021, Application of direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM) to the histological analysis of human glomerular disease, SPRINGER, Pages:S142-S142, ISSN:0945-6317

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