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John Girkin

  • Professor
  • Professor of Biophysics
  • Dept of Physics, Durham University
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After ten years in industry I moved back to academia in the newly formed Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University. I helped found the Centre for Biophotonics there in 2000. I moved to Durham University as part of the Biophysical Sciences Institute initiative in January 2009 to become its Director in August 2011.


Optics Express

Associate Editor

2013 - Present

Recent publications

  • A CMOS SPAD Line Sensor With Per-Pixel Histogramming TDC for Time-Resolved Multispectral Imaging

    • Erdogan A
    • Walker R
    • Finlayson N
    • et al.
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  • Multi-plane remote refocusing epifluorescence microscopy to image dynamic Ca 2 + events

    • Lawton P
    • Buckley C
    • Saunter C
    • et al.

Professional experience

Professor of Biophysics

Dept of Physics, Durham University

January 2009 - Present

Associate Director

Institute of Photonics, Strathclyde University

July 1996 - December 2008(12 years)

Product Manager and Optical Engineer

Keeler Ltd

July 1989 - June 1996(7 years)

Engineer and Product Manager

Photon Control Ltd

October 1985 - May 1989(4 years)



Southampton University

October 1982 - February 1987(4 years)

BA Physics

Merton College

October 1979 - June 1982(3 years)


Co-authors (286)