Dr Olaf Rolinski

Senior Lecturer



Keratin intrinsic fluorescence as a mechanism for non-invasive monitoring of its glycation
Muir Rhona, Forbes Shareen, Birch David J S, Vyshemirsky Vladislav, Rolinski Olaf J
Methods and Applications in Fluorescence Vol 11 (2022)
Impact of the flavonoid quercetin on beta-amyloid aggregation revealed by intrinsic fluorescence
Alghamdi Abeer, Birch David JS, Vyshemirsky Vladislav, Rolinski Olaf J
Journal of Physical Chemistry B Vol 126, pp. 7229-7237 (2022)
Collagen glycation detected by its intrinsic fluorescence
Muir Rhona, Forbes Shareen, Birch David JS, Vyshemirsky Vladislav, Rolinski Olaf J
Journal of Physical Chemistry B Vol 125, pp. 11058–11066 (2021)
Detecting beta-amyloid glycation by intrinsic fluorescence - understanding the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
Alghamdi Abeer, Forbes Shareen, Birch David JS, Vyshemirsky Vladislav, Rolinski Olaf J
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics Vol 704 (2021)
Monitoring the assembly and aggregation of polypeptide materials by time-resolved emission spectra
Alghamdi Abeer, Chung Li Hung C, Rolinski Olaf J
Methods in Molecular Biology (2021) (2021)
Cu 2+ effects on beta-amyloid oligomerisation monitored by the fluorescence of intrinsic tyrosine
Alghamdi Abeer, Wellbrock Thorben, Birch David JS, Vyshemirsky Vladislav, Rolinski Olaf J
ChemPhysChem Vol 20, pp. 3181-3185 (2019)

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Professional activities

7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
12th Fluorofest International Workshop
Bit's 5th Annual Conference on Protein and Peptide
Invited speaker
12 International Conference on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence
Invited speaker
RSC, Chemistry World News Article
Invited seminar, Laboratory for Biomolecular Dynamics, Katolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Invited speaker

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Fluorescence imaging characterisation of silicates
Rolinski, Olaf (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Doveiko, Daniel
Rolinski, Olaf (Principal Investigator) Chen, Yu (Co-investigator) Doveiko, Daniel (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
Commonwealth split-site studentship
Wark, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Chauhan, Pooja (Post Grad Student) Rolinski, Olaf (Academic)
22-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Mancini, Onorio Claudio
Mulheran, Paul (Principal Investigator) Rolinski, Olaf (Co-investigator) Mancini, Onorio Claudio (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 09-Jan-2018
EPSRC Science and Innovation Nanometrology for Molecular Science, Medicine and Manufacture
Birch, David (Principal Investigator) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Girkin, John (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) O'Donnell, Kevin (Co-investigator) Rolinski, Olaf (Co-investigator) Smith, William (Co-investigator) Wynne, Klaas (Co-investigator)
The lack of capacity for advancing the emerging field of nanometrology can only be addressed through stra-tegic interdisciplinary collaborations that provide a stimulating and innovative research environment to catalyse and sustain a new dimension in UK research capability. In a major strategic initiative, Strathclyde University (SU) has founded a Centre for Molecular Nanometrology (2005 - to our knowledge, the first in the world) with facilities supported by the Wolfson Foundation and the Science Research Infrastructure Fund. This Centre has the ultimate goal of recording real-time images of dynamical interactions of single molecules in-situ. With the award of a Science and In-novation Award the Centre will facilitate the high quality, innovative, multidisciplinary research environment required to nurture and develop the extra capacity needed to make the UK a leader in nanometrology. A Science and Innovation Award will also bring together the Centre and medical collaborators at King's College London (KCL), bridging the molecular measurement gap to innovation in emerging areas of strategic impor-tance such as disease pathology, diagnostic tools in nanomedicine, the design of new drug treatments and new structural materials while facilitating knowledge transfer into the healthcare and chemical industries.
01-Jan-2008 - 31-Jan-2012
Rolinski, Olaf (Principal Investigator) Birch, David (Co-investigator)
Metal ions play both functional and toxic role in biological systems. Many enzymes require metal cations as co-factors, for example, Se, Zn and Ca, are essential components of glutathione peroxidase, insulin and calmodulin, respectively. Yet excessive Cu and Zn have deleterious effects in that they contribute to the oxidative stress and inflammation in the central nervous system. The presence of metal ions in our environment, e.g. surface waters, also has important influence on our health. Therefore, monitoring the levels of metal ions in living oranisms and the environment is a key analytical issue in life sciences with links to clinical medicine and in pollution control. At present, monitoring metal ions is mainly based on measurement of average concentration, which enables detection of 1 ion in the sample consisting of few billions of other molecules. We propose developing a new approach for single molecule detection, which would allow finding 1 ion in one mole of other molecules. This step improvement in sensitivity can offer a new insight into the research on ion interactions on molecular level, as it removes the complexity associated with ensemble-averaged macroscopic measurements. The goal can be achieved by combining single molecule detection techniques, enabling observation of the volume as small as ~1 micrometer^3, with fluorescence technique based on counting single photons. The aim is to develop the sensor to be able to recognise a specific single metal ion by using an ion-selective molecular mechanism, namely fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).
01-Jan-2006 - 31-Jan-2010

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