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Physics of Life

July 2021

This month we had a highly successful Physics of Life workshop, which brought together early career researchers to discuss everything molecular mechanics!

Image credit: Mathis Riehle. 

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Next Career Move

May 2021

Jolly is making a quantum jump after more than 5 years in the Vollmerlab! Congratulations Prof Xavier for the career progression to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


Next Career Move

March 2021

PhD alumna from the Vollmerlab will become a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI in Frankfurt.

Congratulations Eugene Kim!


Review of Biosensing with Whispering Gallery Mode Lasers

February 2021

New cornerstone review article published in Nature. Click here to read the full paper.


G22 Physics Lab

November 2020

We officially opened our new G22 lab in physics… including ribbon, new ideas and exceptional researchers!


Successful PhD viva

September 2020

Congratulations to Serge, who just passed the viva and became the first graduated PhD in the Vollmerlab Exeter!


Paper accepted by Nature Communications

April 2020

Serge's paper on reversible disulphide interactions was recently published in Nature communications. What  a great achievement! Click here to read the full paper. 


Collaboration with A*STAR Singapore

August 2019

Katya has recently moved to Singapore as part of a collaboration with the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing. Click below to find out more about her postgraduate life in Singapore!

IONS Conference

July 2019

Katya was presented with an award for the best contributed talk at the IONS 2019 conference. Well done, Katya!

Front cover feature

May 2021

Siva’s work is featured on the front cover of ACS journal!

Read the full article here

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Award-winning presentation

April 2021

Vollmerlab PhD student, Callum Jones, recently won the 2nd prize for his presentation at the university postgraduate research conference. Congratulations, Callum!


Another successful PhD viva

February 2021

After a 3 hour examination online via Zoom, Siva successfully defended his thesis. Well done Siva!

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LSI Christmassy Desk Competition

December 2020

Monika is the winner of the 2020 LSI Christmassy desk competition with her inventive optics lab themed xmas tree.


Optical Whispering Gallery Modes for Biosensing

September 2020

New book written by Frank Vollmer and Deshui Yu​, explaining the fundamentals of optical whispering gallery modes. It is suitable for an interdisciplinary readership comprised of physicists, bioengineers and medical professionals. 

Click here to purchase a copy!​​


JADE High Performance Computing Resources 

July 2020

Our research group has been granted access to JADE (a Tier 2 supercomputer) for the new BooLeaN project, which aims to understand the Biophysics of Life at the Nanoscale using AI computer vision techniques. 



April 2020

Katya will be joining the Alan Turing Institute virtually from January 2021, following a successful research proposal for the Alan Turing Enrichment Scheme.


Exeter-NTU studentship

September 2019

NTU and Exeter are working in partnership to deliver six split-site Biomedical PhD studentships. Aneeth has started his studentship in Exeter now and will move to Singapore soon.