Viktorija Glembockytė obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Jacobs University Bremen in 2011. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at McGill University in 2017. Throughout her doctoral years, she served as a teaching assistant and research assistant with The Cosa group. Following her Ph.D., Viktorija worked as a postdoctoral researcher and as a research fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Presently, she holds the position of Junior Group Leader at LMU.
Viktorija’s research focuses on exploring processes and constructing molecular devices on the nanoscale, utilizing two distinct yet complementary techniques: DNA origami and single-molecule fluorescence imaging. DNA origami, analogous to paper origami, employs DNA as a building material, enabling the “folding” of intricate 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional structures on a scale significantly smaller than traditional paper origami. Conversely, single-molecule fluorescence imaging enables the investigation of these structures, allowing the study of their dynamics and function with unparalleled sensitivity by observing individual molecules. Currently, Viktorija is actively engaged in combining these two methods to create modular and tunable nanosensors.
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