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Joachim Mueller,
Associate Professor

School of Phystics & Astronomy

Phone: (612) 625-4369


Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, 1997

Research Interests

Experimental biophysics, two-photon excitation microscopy, fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy

Selected Recent Publications

  • "Dual-Color Photon Counting Histogram", Y. Chen, M. Tekmen, L. N. Hillesheim, J. Skinner, B. Wu, and J. D. M?ller, Biophys. J. (accepted) 2005
  • "High-Pressure Cell for Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy", M. Tekmen and J. D. M?ller, Rev. Sci. Instr., 75, 5143-5148 (2004).
  • "Dual-Color Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy in vitro and in vivo", J. D. M?ller, M. Tekmen, L. N. Hillesheim, W. Yang, and Y. Chen, SPIE Proc. 5323, 136-145 (2004).
  • "Cumulant analysis in fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy", J. D. M?ller, Biophys. J. 86(6), 3981-3992 (2004).
  • "Probing protein oligomerization in living cells with fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy", Y. Chen, L. N. Wei, and J. D. M?ller , Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100(26), 15492-15497 (2003).
  • "The Photon Counting Histogram in Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy with Non-ideal Photodectors", L. N. Hillesheim and J. D. M?ller, Biophys. J. 85, 1948-1958 (2003).
  • "Following protein association in vivo with fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy", J. D. M?ller, SPIE Proc. 4963, 24-31 (2003).
  • "High-Pressure Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy", J. D. M?ller and E. Gratton, Biophys. J. 85(4), 2711-2719 (2003).

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'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.

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