Title: Enhancing the biocompatibility of rhodamine fluorescent probes by positional isomerism approach
Jonas Bucevičius was born in Lithuania in 1987. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Vilnius University whilst at the same time he worked in Fine Synthesis Ltd company on custom synthesis projects. In 2015, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Vilnius University under the supervision of Prof. Sigitas Tumkevičius. He took a lectureship position at the same university for the 2015-2017 period. In 2017, Jonas moved to Germany as a postdoctoral fellow and joined the Department of Nanobiophotonics at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry led by Prof. S. W. Hell. In 2018, he obtained Nobel Laureate Fellowship (awarded by Prof. S. W. Hell) and joined the newly established group of Chromatin Labeling and Imaging at the same institute as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Dr. Gražvydas Lukinavičius. His current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization (by physicochemical and computational means) of fluorescent dyes and probes compatible with various current state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopy techniques.