Cover Picture: Real-time Amyloid Aggregation Monitoring with a Photonic Crystal-based Approach (ChemPhysChem 15/2013)

Authors

  • Sara Santi,

    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    2. Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, CH-2000, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Valeria Musi,

    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Emiliano Descrovi,

    1. Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, 10129, Torino (Italy)
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  • Dr. Vincent Paeder,

    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Joab Di Francesco,

    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Lubos Hvozdara,

    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Peter van der Wal,

    1. Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
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  • Prof. Hilal A. Lashuel,

    1. Laboratory of Molecular and Chemical Biology of Neurodegeneration, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
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  • Prof. Annalisa Pastore,

    1. MRC, National Institute for Medical Research, The Ridgeway, London, NW7 1AA (UK)
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  • Prof. Reinhard Neier,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, CH-2000, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    • Reinhard Neier, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, CH-2000, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

      Hans Peter Herzig, Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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  • Prof. Hans Peter Herzig

    Corresponding author
    1. Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    • Reinhard Neier, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, CH-2000, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

      Hans Peter Herzig, Optics & Photonics Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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Abstract

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Felix Bloch meets Alois Alzheimer: On p. 3476 R. Neier and H. P. Herzig et al. employ an optical label-free refractometric sensing platform, based on Bloch surface waves, to monitor in real time the early events of the amyloid-beta 1–42 peptide aggregation, which is related to the onset of the aberrant neurodegenerative Alzheimer's disease.

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