Special Issue "Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schneckenburger (Website)
Institute of Applied Research, Aalen University, Beethovenstr. 1, 73430 Aalen, Germany
Phone: +49 7361 576-3401
Interests: biomedical optics; microscopy; fluorescence; FRET
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) describes a non-radiative transfer of excitation energy from a donor to an acceptor molecule in the nanometre range. Although biological systems, e.g. photosynthetic organisms, have been using this mechanism for millions of years, it lasted until 1946, when Th. Förster described it theoretically. With the wide-spread use of fluorescent proteins in cell biology since the 1990’s, FRET experiments gained considerable importance for measurements of molecular conformations or interactions, even down to the single molecule level. This special volume is dedicated to the principles and applications of FRET ranging from model systems to living organisms.
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schneckenburger
- Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)