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Foley EDB, Kushwah MS, Young G, Kukura P. Label-free tracking and mass measurement of single proteins on lipid bilayers. Pre-print BioRxiv

Pandya R, Chen RYS, Gu Q, Sung J, Schnedermann C, Ojambati OS, Chikkaraddy R, Gorman J, Jacucci G, Onelli OD, Willhammar T, Johnstone DN, Collins SM, Midgley PA, Auras F, Baikie T, Jayaprakash R, Mathevet F, Soucek R, Du M, Vignolini S, Lidzey DG, Baumberg JJ, Friend RH, Barisien T, Legrand L, Chin AW, Musser AJ, Yuen-Zhou J, Saikin SK, Kukura P, Rao A. Ultrafast long-range energy transport via light-matter coupling in organic semiconductor films. Pre-print arXiv


89. Seraphim TS, Nardin N, Cheung YWS, Aluksanasuwan S, Colleti C, Mao YQ, Bhandari V, Young G, Hoell L, Phanse S, Gordiyenko Y, Southworth DR, Robinson CV, Thongboonkerd V, Gava LM, Borges J, Babu M, Barbosa LRS, Ramos CHI, Kukura P, Houry WA. Assembly principles of the human R2TP chaperone complex reveal the presence of R2T and R2P complexes. Structure 2022 30: 1-16


88. Soltermann F, Struwe WB, Kukura P. Label-free methods for optical in vitro characterisation of protein-protein interactions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021 23: 16488-16500

87. Hajdusits B, Suskiewicz MJ, Hundt N, Meinhart A, Kurzbauer R, Leodolter J, Kukura P, Clausen T. McsB forms a gated kinase chamber to mark aberrant bacterial proteins for degradation. eLife 2021 10: e63505

86. Rodriguez CA, Grishkovskaya I, Gomez DC, Vogel A, Sonn-Segev A, Kushwah MS, Schodl K, Deszcz L, Orban-Nemeth Z, Sakamoto S, Mechtler K, Kukura P, Clausen T, Haselbach D, Ikeda F. The linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) generates heterotypic ubiquitin chains. eLife 2021 10: e60660

85. Meng X, Kukura P, Faez S. Sensing force and charge at the nanoscale with a single-molecule tether. Nanoscale 2021 13: 12687-12696

84. Carvajal AR, Grishkovskaya I, Diaz CG, Vogel A, Sonn-Segev A, Kushwah MS, Schodl K, Deszcz L, Orban-Nemeth Z, Sakamoto S, Mechtler K, Kukura P, Clausen T, Haselbach D, Fumiyo I. The linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex LUBAC generates heterotypic ubiquitin chains. eLife 2021 10:e60660

83. Olerinyova A, Sonn-Segev, A, Gault, J, Eichmann, C, Schimpf, J, Kopf AH, Rudden, LSP, Ashkinadze, D, Bomba, R, Greenwald J, Degiacomi, MT, Kilian, JA, Friedrich, T, Riek, R, Struwe, WB, Kukura, P. Mass Photometry of Membrane Proteins. Chem 2021 7(1): 16-17. Also a pre-print bioRxiv


82. Fineberg A, Surrey T, Kukura P Quantifying the monomer-dimer equilibrium of tubulin with mass photometry.
Journal of Molecular Biology 2020 432 (23): 6168-6172 
Also a pre-print bioRxiv

81. Lebedeva MA, Palmieri E, Kukura P, Fletcher SP. Emergence and rearrangement of dynamic supramolecular aggregates visualised by interferometric scattering microscopy. ACS Nano 2020 14 (9): 11160-11168

80. Engwerda AHJ, Southworth J, Lebedeva M, Scanes RJH, Kukura P, Fletcher SP. Coupled metabolic cycles allow out-of-equilibrium autopoietic vesicle replication. Angew. Chem. Int. E.d 2020 59(46): 20361-20366

79. Li Y, Struwe WB, Kukura P. Single molecule mass photometry of nucleic acids. Nucleic Acids Research 2020: gkaa632

78. Soltermann F, Foley EDB, Pagnoni V, Galpin MR, Benesch JLP, Kukura P, Struwe WB. Quantifying protein-protein interactions by molecular counting with mass photometry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 59: 10774-10779

77. Pandya R, Chen RYS, Gu Q, Gorman J, Auras F, Sung J, Friend RH, Kukura P, Rao A, Schnedermann C. Femtosecond transient absorption microscopy of singlet exciton motion in side-chain engineered perylene-diimide thin films.  J Phys Chem 2020 A 124: 2721-2730 

76. Mosby LS, Hundt N, Young G, Fineberg A, Polin M, Mayor S, Kukura P, Koester DV. Myosin II filament dynamics in actin networks revealed with interferometric scattering microscopy. Biophys. J. 2020 118: 1946-1957

75. Fumero G, Schnedermann, C, Batignani G, Wende, T, Liebel, M, Bassolino, G, Ferrante, C, Mukamel, S, Kukura, P, Scopigno, T. Two-dimensional impulsively resonant raman spectroscopy of molecular excited states. Phys. Rev. X 2020 10: 011051

74. Namink K, Meng X, Koper MTM, Kukura P, Faez S. Electric-double-layer-modulation microscopy. Phys.Rev.Applied 2020 13: 044065

73. Sonn-Segev A, Belacic A, Bodrug T, Young G, VanDerLinden RT, Schulman A, Schimpf J, Friedrich T, Dip PV, Schwartz T, Bauer B, Peters JM, Struwe WB, Benesch JLP, Brown NG, Haselbach D, Kukura P. Quantifying the heterogeneity of macromolecular machines by mass photometry. Nat. Commun. 2020 11: 1773

72. Sung J, Schnedermann C, Ni L, Sadhanala A, Chen RYS, Cho C, Priest L, Lim JM, Kim HK, Monserrat B, Kukura P, Rao A. Long-range ballistic propagation of carriers in methylammonium lead iodide perovskite thin films. Nat. Phys. 2020 16: 171-176

Review on Study unveils new spatiotemporal dynamics of carriers in perovskite thin films


71. Schnedermann C, Sung J, Pandya R, Verma SD, Chen RYS, Guariot N, Bretscher H, Kukura P, Rao A. Ultrafast Tracking of Exciton and Charge Carrier Transport in Optoelectronic Materials on the Nanometer Scale. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019 10:6727-6733

70. Schnedermann C, Antonios MA, Wende T, Lukman S, Feng J, Schröder FAYN, Turban DHP, Wu J, Hine NDM, Greenham NC, Chin AW, Rao A, Kukura P, Musser AJ. A molecular movie of ultrafast singlet fission. Nature communications 2019 10:4207

69. Young G, Kukura P. Interferometric Scattering Microscopy. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 2019 70:301-322

68. Malay A, Miyazaki N, Biela A, Chakraborti S, Majsterkiewicz K, Stupka I, Kaplan C, Kowalcyk A, Piette BMAG, Hochberg GKA, Wu D, Wrobel T, Fineberg A, Kushwah M, Kelemen M, Vavpetic P, Pelicon O, Kukura P, Benesch JLP, Kwasaki K, Heddle J. An ultra-stable gold-coordinated protein cage displaying reversible assembly. Nature 2019 569:438–442 

News and Views in PhysOrg: Researchers create "impossible" nano-sized protein cages with the help of gold.
Review in Science in Poland: Researcher have built a gold-coordinated protein cage with "impossible" geometry. 
Press Release University of Oxford: "Impossible" nano-sized protein cages made with the help of gold.

67. Schnedermann Ch, Rao A and Kukura P. Shaky lattices for light-matter interactions. Nature Materials 2019 18:300-308.

66. Haeussermann K,  Young G,  Kukura P,  Dietz H. Dissecting FOXP2 oligomerization and DNA binding. Angewandte Chemie Internationale Edition 2019 58:7662-7667. 

65. Tala Lorenzo, Fineberg A, Kukura P, Persat A. Pseudomonas aeruginosa orchestrates twitching motility by sequential control of type IV pili movements.  Nature Microbiology 4:774-780. See also: bioRxiv 298562

Editor's Choice in Microbiology in The Scientist: How Bacteria "walk" across a surface.
Review in Nature Review Microbiology: Breaking free of labels. 
News and Views by Science Daily: Bacteria walk (a bit) like we do.
Review by Colleen Fleiss in Medindia: New Microscopy Visualizes Bacteria Motility.
Article on by Radio Canada: Les bactéries marchent aussi...à leur façon. 


64. de Wit G, Albrecht D, Ewers H, Kukura P. Revealing Compartmentalized Diffusion in Living Cells with Interferometric Scattering Microscopy. Biophys. J. 2018 114(12):2945–2950. bioRxiv 091736

63. Reina F, Galiani S, Shrestha D, Sezgin E, de Wit G, Cole D, Lagerholm BC, Kukura P, Eggeling C. Complementary studies of lipid membrane dynamics using iSCAT and super-resolved fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2018 51:235401

62. Young G, Hundt N, Cole D, Fineberg A, Andrecka J, Tyler A, Olerinyova A, Ansari A,  Marklund EG, Collier MP, Chandler SA, Tkachenko O, Allen J, Crispin M, Billington N, Takagi Y, Sellers JR, Eichmann C, Selenko P, Frey L, Riek R, Galpin MR, Struwe WB, Benesch JLP, Kukura P. Quantitative mass imaging of single biological macromolecules. Science 2018 360:423-327. See also: bioRxiv 229740. 

News & Views by Lee and Klenerman: Science 2018 360: 378-379
News & Views by Han and Ha: Nature Photonics 2018 12: 380-381
Research Highlight by Rita Strack: Nature Methods 2018 15: 477
Science translational medicine blog by Derek Lowe: A new method to weigh biomolecules
C&E news by Mark Peplow: Scattered light weighs single biomolecules Weighing single molecules with light

61. Schnedermann C, Yang X, Liebel M, Spillane KM, Lugtenburg J, Fernández I, Valentini A, Schapiro I, Olivucci M, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Evidence for a vibrational phase-dependent isotope effect on the photochemistry of vision. Nat. Chem. 2018 10:449–455.


60. Cole D, Young G, Weigel A, Kukura P. Label-free single molecule imaging with numerical aperture-shaped interferometric scattering microscopy. ACS Photonics 2017 4(2):211-216.

59. Liebel M, Kukura P.  Lack of evidence for phase-only control of retinal photoisomerization in the strict one-photon limit. Nat. Chem. 2017 9:45-49


58. Nayak PK, Moore DT, Wenger B, Nayak S, Haghighirad AA, Fineberg A, Noel NK, Reid OG, Rumbles G, Kukura P, Vincent KA, Snaith HJ. Mechanism for rapid growth of organic–inorganic halide perovskite crystals. Nat. Comm. 2016 7:13303.

57. Schnedermann C, Lim JM, Wende T, Duarte AS, Ni L, Gu O, Sadhanala A, Rao A, Kukura P. Sub-10 femtosecond time-resolved vibronic microscopy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016 7:4854–4859.

56. Duarte AS, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Wide-field detected Fourier transform CARS microscopy. Sci. Rep. 2016 6:37516.

55. Andrecka J, Takagi Y, Mickolajczyk KJ, Lippert LG, Sellers JR, Hancock WO, Goldman YE, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy for the study of molecular motorsMethods in Enzymology 2016 581:517–539.

54. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Bissette AJ, Kukura P*, Fletcher SP*. Visualization of the spontaneous emergence of a complex, dynamic, and autocatalytic systemProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2016 113:11122-11126.

53. Schnedermann C, Muders M, Ehrenberg D, Schlesinger R, Kukura P, Heberle, J. Vibronic dynamics of the ultrafast all-trans to 13-cis photoisomerization of retinal in channelrhodopsin-1. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016 138:4757-4762.

52. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Cole D, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy and its combination with single molecule fluorescence imaging. Nat. Protocols 2016 11:617-633.

51. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Kukura P. Non-fluorescent schemes for single-molecule detection, imaging and spectroscopy. Nat. Photonics 2016 10:11-17

50. Andrecka J, Ortega-Arroyo J, Lewis K, Cross RA, Kukura P Label-free imaging of microtubules with sub-nanometer precision using interferometric scattering microscopy. Biophys. J. 2016 110:214-217.



49. Mickolajczyk K, Ortega-Arroyo JO, Andrecka J, Kukura P and Hancock WO Kinetics of nucleotide-dependent structural transitions in the kinesin-1 hydrolysis cycleProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015 112:E7186-E7193

48. de Wit G, Danial J, Kukura P, Wallace M. Dynamic label-free imaging of lipid nanodomains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015 112:12299-12303.

47. Bassolino G, Sovdat T, Duarte AS, Lim JM, Schnedermann C, Liebel M, Odell B, Claridge TD, Fletcher SP, Kukura P. Barrierless photoisomerisation of 11-cis retinal protonated Schiff base in solutionJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 137: 12434-12437.

46. Weigel A, Sebesta A, Kukura P. Shaped and feedback controlled excitation of a single molecule in the weak-field limit. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015 6:4031-4037.

45. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Wende T, Kukura P. Principles and applications of broadband impulsive vibrational spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015 119:9506-9517.

44. Musser AJ, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Wende T, Kehoe TB, Rao A, Kukura P. Evidence for conical intersection dynamics mediating ultrafast singlet exciton fission. Nature Physics 2015 11:352–357.
(Featured in: Nature Physics News & Views)

43. Andrecka J, Ortega-Arroyo JO, Takagi Y, de Wit G, Fineberg A, MacKinnon L, Young G, Sellers JR, Kukura P Structural dynamics of myosin 5 during processive motion revealed by interferometric scattering microscopy. Elife 2015 4:e05413.
(Featured in: APS Physics Buzz Blog, Oxford Science Blog)

42. Schnedermann C, Liebel M, Kukura P. Mode-Specificity of Vibrationally Coherent Internal Conversion in Rhodopsin during the Primary Visual Event. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137:2886–2891.

41. Weigel A, Kukura P. Raman extraordinaire. Nature Photonics 2015 9:11–12. (News & Views)



40. Wende T, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Pethick RJ, Kukura P. Population-Controlled Impulsive Vibrational Spectroscopy: Background- and Baseline-Free Raman Spectroscopy of Excited Electronic States. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2014 118:9976–9984.

39. Parker AW, Bisby RH, Greetham GM, Kukura P, Scherer KM, Towrie M. Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopic Studies on the Photoionization of the alpha-Tocopherol Analogue Trolox C. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014 118:12087–1209.

38. Spillane KM, Ortega-Arroyo J, de Wit G, Eggeling C, Ewers H, Wallace MI, Kukura P. High-Speed Single-Particle Tracking of GM1 in Model Membranes Reveals Anomalous Diffusion due to Interleaflet Coupling and Molecular Pinning. Nano Letters 2014 14:5390–5397.

37. Weigel A, Sebesta A, Kukura P. Dark Field Microspectroscopy with Single Molecule Fluorescence Sensitivity. ACS Photonics 2014 1:848–856.
(Selected as Editor’s choice)

36. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Sub-10-fs pulses tunable from 480 to 980 nm from a NOPA pumped by an Yb:KGW source. Optics Letters 2014 39:4112–4115.

35. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Bassolino G, Taylor G, Watts A, Kukura P. Direct Observation of the Coherent Nuclear Response after the Absorption of a Photon. Physical Review Letters 2014 112:238301.

34. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Vibrationally Coherent Crossing and Coupling of Electronic States during Internal Conversion in beta-Carotene. Physical Review Letters 2014 112:198302.

33. Arroyo JO, Andrecka J, Spillane KM, Billington N, Takagi Y, Sellers JR, Kukura P. Label-Free, All-Optical Detection, Imaging, and Tracking of a Single Protein. Nano Letters 2014 14:2065–2070.

32. Polli D, Weingart O, Brida D, Poli E, Maiuri M, Spillane KM, Bottoni A, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Cerullo G, Garavelli M. Wavepacket Splitting and Two-Pathway Deactivation in the Photoexcited Visual Pigment Isorhodopsin. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2014 53:2504–2507.
(Selected as VIP paper)

31. Bassolino G, Sovdat T, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Odell B, Claridge TDW, Kukura P, Fetcher SP. Synthetic Control of Retinal Photochemistry and Photophysics in Solution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136:2650–2658.



30. Andrecka J, Spillane KM, Ortega-Arroyo J, Kukura P. Direct Observation and Control of Supported Lipid Bilayer Formation with Interferometric Scattering Microscopy. ACS Nano 2013 7:10662–10670.

29. Szklarczyk OM, Gonzalez-Segredo N, Kukura P, Oppenheim A, Choquet D, Sandoghdar V, Helenius A, Sbalzarini IF, Ewers H. Receptor Concentration and Diffusivity Control Multivalent Binding of Sv40 to Membrane Bilayers. PLOS Computational Biology 2013 9, e1003310.

28. Liebel M, Kukura P. Broad-Band Impulsive Vibrational Spectroscopy of Excited Electronic States in the Time Domain. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013 4:1358–1364.



27. Kumar V, Casella M, Molotokaite E, Gatti D, Kukura P, Manzoni C, Polli D, Marangoni M, Cerullo G. Balanced-detection Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy. Physical Review A 2012 86:053810.

26. Sovdat T, Bassolino G, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Fletcher SP, Kukura P. Backbone Modification of Retinal Induces Protein-like Excited State Dynamics in Solution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012 134:8318–8320.

25. Ortega-Arroyo J, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT): new frontiers in ultrafast and ultrasensitive optical microscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2012 14:15625–15636.
(Cover article)



24. Lee KG, Chen XW, Eghlidi H, Kukura P, Lettow R, Renn A, Sandoghdar V, Goetzinger S. A planar dielectric antenna for directional single-photon emission and near-unity collection efficiency. Nature Photonics 2011 5:166–169.

23. Celebrano M, Kukura P, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Single-molecule imaging by optical absorption. Nature Photonics 2011 5:95–98.
(Featured in: Nature Photonics News& Views)



22. Kukura P, Celebrano M, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Single-molecular Absorption Sensitivity at Room Temperature. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2010 1:3323–3327
(Featured in: Physics Today, C&EN News, Nature Methods Highlights)

21. Krishnan M, Mojarad N, Kukura P, Sandoghdar V. Geometry-induced electrostatic trapping of nanometric objects in a fluid. Nature 2010 467:692–695
(Featured in: Physics World, Nature News&Views)

20. Polli D, Altoe P, Weingart O, Spillane KM, Manzoni C, Brida D, Tomasello G, Orlandi G, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Garavelli M, Cerullo G. Conical intersection dynamics of the primary photoisomerization event in vision. Nature 2010 467:440–443. (Featured in: Nature News&Views, Nature Chemistry Highlights, C&EN News)

19. Celebrano M, Lettow R, Kukura P, Agio M, Renn A, Goetzinger S, Sandoghdar V. Efficient coupling of single photons to single plasmons. Optics Express 2010 18:13829–13835.



18. Kukura P, Ewers H, Mueller C, Renn A, Helenius A, Sandoghdar V. High-speed nanoscopic tracking of the position and orientation of a single virus. Nature Methods 2009 6:923–935.

17. Kukura P, Celebrano M, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Imaging a Single Quantum Dot When It Is Dark. Nano Letters 2009 9:926–929.
(Cover article, Nature Photonics Highlights, Nature Physics Highlights)

16. Rodgers CT, Wedge CJ, Norman SA, Kukura P, Nelson K, Baker N, Maeda K, Henbest KB, Hore PJ, Timmel CR. Radiofrequency polarization effects in zero-field electron paramagnetic resonance. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2009 11:6569–6572.



15. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Mathies RA. Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 2007 58:461–488.



14. Kukura P, Yoon S, Mathies RA. 2006. Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry. 78:5952–5959.

13. Yoon S, Kukura P, Stuart CM, Mathies RA. Direct observation of the ultrafast intersystem crossing in tris(2,2 '-bipyridine) ruthenium(II) using femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Molecular Physics 2006 104:1275–1282.

12. Kukura P, Frontiera R, Mathies RA. Direct observation of anharmonic coupling in the time domain with femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering. Physical Review Letters 2006 96:238303.



11. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Yoon S, Wandschneider DB, Mathies RA. Structural observation of the primary isomerization in vision with femtosecond-stimulated Raman. Science 2005 310:1006–1009.
(Nature News&Views, Science Perspectives, C&EN news top ten chemistry highlights of 2005)

10. Rodgers CT, Henbest KB, Kukura P, Timmel CR, Hore PJ. Low-field optically detected EPR spectroscopy of transient photoinduced radical pairs. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2005 109:5035–5041.

9. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond stimulated Raman study of excited-state evolution in bacteriorhodopsin. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005 109:10449–10457.

8. Yoon S, McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Zhang DH, Lee SY. Dependence of line shapes in femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy on pump-probe time delay. Journal of Chemical Physics 2005 122.



7. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Yoon S, Mathies RA. Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy: Apparatus and methods. Review of Scientific Instruments 2004 75:4971–4980.

6. Henbest KB, Kukura P, Rodgers CT, Hore PJ, Timmel CR. Radio frequency magnetic field effects on a radical recombination reaction: A diagnostic test for the radical pair mechanism. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2004 126:8102–8103.

5. Lee SY, Zhang DH, McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Theory of femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics 2004 121:3632–3642.

4. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Mathies RA. 2004. Femtosecond time-resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy of the S-2 (1B(u)(+)) excited state of beta-carotene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2004 108:5921–5925.
(Cover article)


3. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman: A new approach for high-performance vibrational spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy 2003 57:1317–1323.

2. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond time-resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy: Application to the ultrafast internal conversion in beta-carotene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2003 107:8208–8214.

1. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Davis PH, Mathies RA. Vibrational structure of the S-2 (1B(u)) excited state of diphenyloctatetraene observed by femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Chemical Physics Letters 2003 382:81–86.


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