Imperial College London

Dr Liuba Dvinskikh

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate (EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow)







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Liuba is a postdoctoral research associate working between the labs of Prof Iain McNeish and Prof Chris Dunsby on the development and application of dual-view oblique plane microscopy (dOPM),  a single-objective light-sheet fluorescence microscopy technique, for imaging immune cell infiltration in ovarian tumour tissue as part of her EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship.

Previously, Liuba built a dOPM system at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, for imaging complex 3D cancer models as part of the MACH3CANCER CRUK Accelerator project ( 

Liuba's PhD was focused on remote-refocusing light-sheet fluorescence microscopy, applied for high-speed volumetric imaging of calcium dynamics in cardiomyocytes. The project was supervised by Prof Chris Dunsby, Prof Ken MacLeod, and Prof Sian Harding. As part of the PhD programme, she completed a MRes in Chemical Biology.  Previously, Liuba did a BSc in Physics, followed by a MSc in Optics and Photonics.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sparks H, Dvinskikh L, Firth J, et al., 2020, Development a flexible light-sheet fluorescence microscope for high-speed 3D imaging of calcium dynamics and 3D imaging of cellular microstructure, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol:13, ISSN:1864-063X


Dvinskikh L, Harding S, Sparks H, et al., High speed imaging of calcium dynamics in cardiomyocytes with a flexible light-sheet fluorescence microscope, Biophotonics Congress 2021

Dvinskikh L, Development and application of a flexible light sheet fluorescence microscope for high speed 2D and 3D imaging of calcium dynamics in cardiomyocytes, Virtual 12th Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference 2020, Royal Microscopical Society

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