Prof. Kirstine Berg-Sørensen
Associate professor at Technical Univ of Denmark
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Conference Program Committee | Author
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Kirstine Berg-Sørensen is associate professor in biological physics at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark. She was educated at the University of Aarhus, with a 1-year stay with Jean Dalibard at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France, during her Ph.D. studies. In her Ph.D. work and first postdoctoral experiences she concentrated on quantum mechanical and semiclassical models for laser cooling and the physics of cold atoms, as a postdoctoral fellow with Lene Hau, Rowland Institute for Science, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Chris Pethick, NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark. Later, her research activities became focused on the physics of biological systems; triggered by some of the first reports on the use of optical tweezers in single molecule biophysics. Her own research in biological physics has been concentrated on simple models and precise data analysis for single molecule experiments, both under in vitro and in vivo conditions, with main emphasis on optical trapping by optical tweezers and lately, also optical stretchers. Her current work is both experimental and theoretical, related to optical stretchers.
Publications (5)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 16, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9922, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Microfluidics, Polymers, Particles, Nickel, Silicon, Laser beam propagation, Optical tweezers, Polymer optical fibers, Liquids

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 10, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Microscopes, Refractive index, Blood, Ultrasonography, Glasses, Particles, Dielectrics, Optical tweezers, Acoustics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7038, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V
KEYWORDS: Calibration, Particles, Remote sensing, Error analysis, Fourier transforms, Time metrology, Optical tweezers, In vivo imaging, Motion measurement, Optical calibration

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 18, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5514, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Indium gallium arsenide, Silicon, Diffusion, Photodiodes, Semiconductor lasers, Optical tweezers, Diodes, Electronic filtering, Signal detection

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 1, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5322, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues II
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Proteins, Optical spheres, Data modeling, Calibration, Optical tweezers, Diodes, Biological research, Motion models

Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II
31 July 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
2 August 2004 | Denver, Colorado, United States
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