Amir Rahmani

Amir Rahmani


<p align="justify">Amir is a physicist, driven by a passion for developing super-resolution microscopes for seeing the world inside the living cells with nanoscle resolution. His current research interests include developing a fast and single-molecule microscopy technique employing high-resolution oblique plane microscopy to image T-cells. In addition, Amir has a keen interest in single-molecule localisation microscopy. Prior to commencing his doctorate program at the University of Leeds in 2021, Amir engaged in super-resolution microscopy at various esteemed research institutes worldwide. The following institutes represent a selection of institutions where he has furthered his research endeavours:</p>

  • Student at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Jonas Ries)
    • Project: Development of a dual-colour single-molecule localisation microscopy system
  • Visiting Student at ICFO, Barcelona, Spain (Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Wieser)
    • Project: Optimising the immunostaining protocol for super-resolution microscopy of nuclear lamins

<p align="justify">Amir, a PhD student working with Dr Aleks Ponjavic, stood among the three candidates and was notably the sole international recipient of the EPSRC DTP Studentship granted by the Bragg Centre in 2021. While Amir is highly skilled in optical microscopy development, he has also identified the opportunity to expand his knowledge and expertise in biology and bioimaging, as that is where his work has the promise of a wider impact.</p>


  • Module Assistant: 1st Year Physics Laboratory
  • Module Assistant: 2nd Year Computational Physics

Research interests

Super-resolution microscopy, Single-molecule localisation microscopy, Single-molecule tracking, Optical Physics, Cell Biophysics

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  • MSc in Physics
  • BSc in Physics

Professional memberships

  • Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)
  • European Microscopy Society (EMS)

Research groups and institutes

  • Molecular and Nanoscale Physics