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Dr Martin Oliver Lenz

Dr Martin Oliver Lenz

Senior Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 334187


  • single molecule microscopy
  • beam shaping
  • localisation microscopy
  • light sheet microscopy
  • super resolution microscopy
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • adaptive optics
  • STED microscopy

Key Publications

  1. A. Attardi, T. Fulton, M. Florescu, G. Shah, L. Muresan, M.O. Lenz, C. Lancaster, J. Huisken, A. van Oudenaarden, and B. Steventon

    Neuromesodermal progenitors are a conserved source of spinal cord with divergent growth dynamics
    Development, 2018 Oct 17

  2. Sohaib Abdul Rehman, Alexander R. Carr, M. O. Lenz, Steven F. Lee, and Kevin O’Holleran
    Maximizing the field of view and accuracy in 3D Single Molecule Localization Microscopy
    Optics Express, Vol. 26(4), 2018

  3. M.O. Lenz, H. Sinclair, A. Savell, A.C.N. Brown, J. Clegg, D.M. Davis, C. Dunsby, M.A.A. Neil and P.M.W. French
    3-D STED microscopy with programmable aberration correction applied to imaging the Natural Killer cell immunological synapse
    J. Biophotonics, Vol 7, 2014

  4. S. Coda, A.J. Thompson, M.O. Lenz, K.L. Roche, G.T. Kennedy, C.B. Talbot, Y. Alexandrov, I. Munro, M.A. Neil, G. Stamp, D.S. Elson, C. Dunsby, P.M. French, A.V. Thillainayagam
    Sa1609 Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Spectroscopy for Label-Free Contrast of Gastrointestinal Diseases
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 75(4), 2012

  5. R. Patalay, C. Talbot, Y.C. Alexandrov, M.O. Lenz, S. Kumar, S. Warren, I. Munro, M.A.A. Neil, K. König, P.M. French, A. Chu, G.W. Stamp, C. Dunsby
    Multiphoton multispectral fluorescence lifetime tomography for the evaluation of basal cell carcinomas
    PLoS One, 7(9), 2012, e43460

  6. M.O. Lenz, A.C.N. Brown, E. Auksorius, D.M. Davis, C. Dunsby, M.A.A. Neil and P.M.W. French
    A STED-FLIM microscope applied to imaging the Natural Killer cell immune synapse
    Proc. SPIE 2011, 7903, BiOS XI

  7. S. Amarie, D. Lupo, M.O. Lenz, R. Saeggesser, R. Gosh and J. Wachtveitl
    Excitation energy pathways in the photosynthetic units of reaction center LM- und H-subunit deletion mutants of Rhodospirillum rubrum
    Photosynth. Res., 103, 141–151, 2010

  8. M.-K. Verhoefen, M.O. Lenz, S. Amarie, J.P. Klare, J.Tittor, D. Oesterhelt,
    M. Engelhard and J.Wachtveitl
    Primary Reaction of Sensory Rhodopsin II Mutant D75N and the Influence of Azide
    Biochemistry, 48, 9677-9683, 2009

  9. M.O. Lenz and J. Wachtveitl
    Quenching of Triplet State Formation by Electron Transfer for Merocyanine/TiO2 Systems
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 11973, 2008

  10. U. Kusebauch, S.A. Cadamuro, H.-J. Musiol, M.O. Lenz, J. Wachtveitl, L. Moroder
    and C. Renner
    Photo-controlled folding and unfolding of a collagen triple helix
    Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 45, 7015-7018, 2006

  11. M.O. Lenz, A.C. Woerner, C. Glaubitz and J. Wachtveitl 
    Photoisomerization in Proteorhodopsin mutant D97N
    Photochemistry and Photobiology, 83, 226-231, 2006

  12. V.V. Matylitsky, M.O. Lenz and J. Wachtveitl
    Observation of pH-dependence of the back-electron transfer dynamics in alizarin-TiO2 systems: importance of trap states
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 8372, 2006

  13. M.O. Lenz, R. Huber, B. Schmidt, P. Gilch, E. Bamberg, R. Kalmbach, M. Engelhard
    and J. Wachtveitl
    First Steps of Photoisomerization of Proteorhodopsin
    Biophysical Journal, 91, 255-262, 2006

  14. S. Rehm, M.O. Lenz, S. Mensch, H. Schwalbe and J. Wachtveitl
    Ultrafast Spectroscopy of a Photoswitchable 30-amino acid de novo synthesized peptide
    Chemical Physics, 323(1): 28-31, 2006

  15. R. Huber, T. Köhler, M.O. Lenz, E. Bamberg, R. Kalmbach, M. Engelhard and J. Wachtveitl
    pH-Dependent Photoisomerization of Retinal in Proteorhodopsin
    Biochemistry, 44(6): 1800-1806, 2005

  16. T. Voigt, M.O. Lenz, F. Mitschke, E. Roldán and G.J. de Valcárcel
    Experimental investigation of Risken-Nummedal-Graham-Haken laser instability
     in fiber ring lasers
    Applied Physics B, 79: 175-183, 2004