Vytautas Navikas

Vytautas Navikas
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | EPFL · IBI-STI

M.Sc. in Biophysics

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September 2017 - October 2021
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (25)
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Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) has emerged as a promising material platform for nanophotonics and quantum sensing, hosting optically active defects with exceptional properties such as high brightness and large spectral tuning. However, precise control over deterministic spatial positioning of emitters in hBN remained elusive for a long time, limitin...
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Nanocharacterization plays a vital role in understanding the complex nanoscale organization of cells and organelles. Understanding cellular function requires high-resolution information about how the cellular structures evolve over time. A number of techniques exist to resolve static nanoscale structure of cells in great detail (super-resolution op...
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Small-molecule fluorophores enable the observation of biomolecules in their native context with fluorescence microscopy. Specific labeling via bio-orthogonal tetrazine chemistry combines minimal label size with rapid labeling kinetics. At the same time, fluorogenic tetrazine–dye conjugates exhibit efficient quenching of dyes prior to target binding...
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High-resolution live-cell imaging is necessary to study complex biological phenomena. Modern fluorescence microscopy methods are increasingly combined with complementary, label-free techniques to put the fluorescence information into the cellular context. The most common high-resolution imaging approaches used in combination with fluorescence imagi...
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Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) has emerged as a promising material platform for nanophotonics and quantum sensing, hosting optically-active defects with exceptional properties such as high brightness and large spectral tuning. However, precise control over deterministic spatial positioning of emitters in hBN remained elusive for a long time, limitin...
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A variety of modern super-resolution microscopy methods provide researchers with previously inconceivable biological sample imaging opportunities at a molecular resolution. All of these techniques excel at imaging samples that are close to the coverslip, however imaging at large depths remains a challenge due to aberrations caused by the sample, di...
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Understanding cellular function requires high-resolution information about cellular structures as well as their evolution over time. The major challenge is to obtain three-dimensional (3D) information at nanometer resolution without affecting the viability of the cells and avoiding interference with the process. Here, we develop a scanning ion cond...
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Adapting optical microscopy methods for nanoscale characterization of defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials is a vital step for photonic on-chip devices. To increase the analysis throughput, waveguide-based on-chip imaging platforms have been recently developed. Their inherent disadvantage, however, is the necessity to transfer the 2D material...
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High-resolution live-cell imaging is necessary to study complex biological phenomena. Modern fluorescence microscopy methods are increasingly combined with complementary, label-free techniques to put the fluorescence information into the cellular context. The most common high-resolution imaging approaches used in combination with fluorescence imagi...
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Small-molecule fluorophores enable the observation of biomolecules in their native context with fluorescence microscopy. Specific labelling via bioorthogonal tetrazine chemistry confers minimal label size and rapid labelling kinetics. At the same time, fluorogenic tetrazine-dye conjugates exhibit efficient quenching of dyes prior to target binding....
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Solid-state nanopores provide a highly sensitive tool for single-molecule sensing and probing nanofluidic effects in solutions. Glass nanopipettes are a cheap and robust type of solid-state nanopore produced from pulling glass capillaries with opening orifice diameters down to below tens of nanometers. Sub-50 nm nanocapillaries allow an unprecedent...
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Super-resolution structured illumination microscopy (SR-SIM) can be conducted at video-rate acquisition speeds when combined with high-speed spatial light modulators and sCMOS cameras, rendering it particularly suitable for live-cell imaging. If, however, three-dimensional (3D) information is desired, the sequential acquisition of vertical image st...
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Single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) is a powerful tool which is routinely used for nanoscale optical imaging of biological samples. Recently, this approach has been applied to study optically-active defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials. Such defects can not only alter the mechanical and optoelectronic properties of 2D materials, but...
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Super-resolution structured illumination microscopy (SR-SIM) can be conducted at video-rate acquisition speeds when combined with high-speed spatial light modulators and sCMOS cameras, rendering it particularly suitable for live cell imaging. If, however, three-dimensional (3D) information is desired, the sequential acquisition of vertical image st...
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Nanofluidic systems offer a huge potential for discovery of new molecular transport and chemical phenomena that can be employed for future technologies. Herein we report on the transport behavior of surface-reactive compounds in a nanometer-scale flow of phospholipids from a scanning probe. We have investigated microscopic deposit formation on poly...
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Fluorescent nanoparticles with optically robus luminescence are imperative to applications in imaging and labelling. Here we demonstrate that hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) nanoparticles can be reliably produced using a scalable cryogenic exfoliation technique, with sizes below 10 nm. The particles exhibit bright fluorescence generated by color cent...
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The DNA Curtains assay is a recently developed experimental platform for protein-DNA interaction studies at the single-molecule level that is based on anchoring and alignment of DNA fragments. The DNA Curtains so far have been made by using chromium barriers and fluid lipid bilayer membranes, which makes such a specialized assay technically challen...
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Point defects can have significant impacts on the mechanical, electronic and optical properties of materials. The development of robust, multidimensional, high-throughput and large-scale characterization techniques of defects is thus crucial, from the establishment of integrated nanophotonic technologies to material growth optimization. Here, we de...
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Temperature is a widely known phenomenon, which plays an extremely important role in biological systems. Its behavior on the macro-scale has been quite well investigated and understood, thanks to the availability of reliable and precise thermometers such as thermocouples and infrared cameras. However, temperature measurements on the subcellular sca...
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Point defects can have significant impacts on the mechanical, electronic and optical properties of materials. The development of robust, multidimensional, high-throughput and large-scale characterization techniques of defects is thus crucial, from the establishment of integrated nanophotonic technologies to material growth optimization. Here, we de...
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Dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) with lipids as an ink enables functional micro/nanopatterning on different substrates at high process speeds. However, only a few studies have addressed the influence of the physicochemical properties of the surface on the structure and phase behavior of DPN-printed lipid assemblies. Therefore, by combining the scannin...