Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics

A NIH research center for biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy at the University of California, Irvine

Globals Software

Screenshot of Globals for Images

Globals software, originally developed in the 1980s at the LFD for the analysis of multiple files from spectroscopy, is now available for the Windows operating system (Globals for Spectroscopy) and for image analysis using the RICS, N&B, and Phasor approaches (Globals for Images aka SimFCS).

The programs are available for download, trial, and purchase.


Welcome to the LFD

The Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) is a national research resource center for biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy, supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS, 8P41GM103540) divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The content on this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The founder and Principal Investigator of the LFD is Enrico Gratton. The Co-Investigator is Michelle Digman.

The LFD's main activities are:

  • Services and Resources: the LFD provides a state-of-the-art laboratory for fluorescence measurements, microscopy and spectroscopy, with technical assistance to visiting scientists.
  • Research and Development: the LFD designs, tests, and implements advances in the technology of hardware, software, and biomedical applications.
  • Training and Dissemination: the LFD disseminates knowledge of fluorescence spectroscopic principles, instrumentation, and applications to the scientific community.

Read more about the LFD's activities, history, funding, and organization.