Dimitrios Kalamatianos

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Due to photo-toxicity, fluorescence microscopy imaging is a trade-off between signal to noise ratio, total observation time and spatio-temporal resolution. We propose a new and simple method to quantify the signal-dependent and the non-signal-dependent components of the noise from a single fluorescence microscopy image. No reference image is required and(More)
Alpha-synuclein (ASYN) is central in Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathogenesis. Converging pieces of evidence suggest that the levels of ASYN expression play a critical role in both familial and sporadic Parkinson’s disease. ASYN fibrils are the main component of inclusions called Lewy Bodies (LBs) which are found mainly in the surviving neurons of the(More)
Preamble The use of new technology and mathematics to study the systems of nature is one of the most significant scientific trends of the century. Driven by the need for more precise scientific understand, advances in automated measurement are providing rich new sources of biological and physiological data. This data provides information with which to(More)
BACKGROUND Neuronal migration, the process by which neurons migrate from their place of origin to their final position in the brain, is a central process for normal brain development and function. Advances in experimental techniques have revealed much about many of the molecular components involved in this process. Notwithstanding these advances, how the(More)
The regulation of cellular metabolism facilitates robust cellular operation in the face of changing external conditions. The cellular response to this varying environment may include the activation or inactivation of appropriate metabolic pathways. Experimental and numerical observations of sequential timing in pathway activation have been reported in the(More)
In this paper we use an optimal control approach to analyze time dependent enzyme concentrations that minimize the transition time of a metabolic pathway while respecting the natural constraints imposed by a limited biosynthet-ical capacity. Our main result states that, under appropriate assumptions, at each time instant all the available enzyme production(More)
Probe photobleaching and a specimen's sensitivity to phototoxicity severely limit the number of possible excitation cycles in time-lapse fluorescent microscopy experiments. Consequently, when a study of cellular processes requires measurements over hours or days, temporal resolution is limited, and spontaneous or rapid events may be missed, thus limiting(More)
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