Silvan Türkcan

Silvan Turkan
Silvan Türkan


Born in Starnberg (Germany) on June 3rd,1983.
Tel: +33-1-4061 3923

Scientific Activity (Key Words)

Physical Biology; Membrane Architecture; Single-Molecule Tracking; Protein Toxins; Statistical physics

Short Employment Record

2010 - Post-Doctoral Fellow at Institut Pasteur and the Laboratory of Optics and Biosciences
2007 - 2010  Ph. D. at Ecole Polytechnique:
Investigation of the Cell Membrane Architecture by Single-Molecule Tracking of Peptidic Toxins. Laboratory of Optics and Biosciences. Thesis advisor: Antigoni Alexandrou


- Inferring maps of forces inside cell membrane microdomains. Masson JB, Casanova D, Türkcan S, Voisinne G, Popoff MR, Vergassola M, Alexandrou A. Phys Rev Lett. 102, 048103 (2009)
Featured in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research – Feb. 1, 2009, Volume 17, Issue 3;
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology – Feb. 9, 2009, Volume 19, issue 6;

- Unexpectedly high up-conversion emission of YVO4:Yb,Er nanoparticles in water down to the single-particle level. G. Mialon, S. Türkcan, G. Dantelle, D. Collins, M. Hadjipanayi, R. Taylor, T. Gacoin, A.
Alexandrou J-P Boilot, J Phys. Chem. C 114, 22449-22454 (2010)

- New insights in size effects in luminescent oxide nanocrystals. G. Mialon, S. Türkcan, A. Alexandrou, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Boilot
J. Phys. Chem. C 113 18699 (2009)

- Luminescent oxide nanoparticles with enhanced optical properties. G. Mialon, M. Poggi, D. Casanova, T.-L. Nguyen, S.Türkcan, A. Alexandrou, T. Gacoin, J.-P. Boilot, J. Lum. 129 1706 (2009)

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