Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Over the past 20 years at the Universities of Tartu and Uppsala, Sergei Kopanchuk has gained expertise in studying the molecular mechanisms of the functioning of various G protein-coupled receptors, focusing on the dynamics of system behavior. He is involved in the development of various types of assays for drug screening and biosensors. In the last decade, he has built and configured microscopes with different fluorescence imaging modes (confocal, wide-field and TIRF/HILO) for various measurement techniques such as FLIM in time and frequency domain, TGL, FCS and single molecule/particle detection/tracking. In addition, he has enhanced these optical setups with super-resolution options, STED and localization microscopy.