Dr. Camila Bacellar Cases da Silveira

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Group Leader and Beamline Scientist at Alvra 

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Camila received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California - Berkeley, in 2017, working in the groups of Prof. D. Neumark and Dr. O. Gessner. Her Ph.D. work focused on the ultrafast dynamics of highly excited Helium nanodroplets, investigated via time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, using a high-harmonic generation source, as well as probed by single-particle coherent diffractive imaging, at the LCLS, in Stanford. She moved to Switzerland for a post-doctoral position at the Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy at EPFL, where she utilized ultrafast x-rays techniques (XAS and XES) to investigate the structural and electronic dynamics of heme proteins in physiological media, at X-ray FEL facilities around the world. Since 2020, she is an Instrument Scientist at the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL, continuing her research on photoinduced ultrafast dynamics of chemical and biological systems, and collaborating with external users of the Alvra endstation.

Camila is currently a beamline scientist and the group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL. Her role, together with the Alvra group, is to operate the Alvra Prime and Flex instruments of the endstation and provide user support for external groups to perform experiments.

  • Ultrafast excited state dynamics in chemical and biological systems
  • X-ray absorption (XAS) and X-ray emission  (XES) Spectroscopy
  • X-ray imaging techniques (liquid scattering, single-shot coherent diffractive imaging)
  • Banerjee A, Jay RM, Leitner T, Wang RP, Harich J, Stefanuik R, et al.
    Accessing metal-specific orbital interactions in C-H activation with resonant inelastic X-ray scattering
    Chemical Science. 2024; 15(7): 2398-2409. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc04388f
    DORA PSI
  • Barends TRM, Gorel A, Bhattacharyya S, Schirò G, Bacellar C, Cirelli C, et al.
    Influence of pump laser fluence on ultrafast myoglobin structural dynamics
    Nature. 2024; 626(8000): 905-911. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-024-07032-9
    DORA PSI
  • Cellini A, Shankar MK, Nimmrich A, Hunt LA, Monrroy L, Mutisya J, et al.
    Directed ultrafast conformational changes accompany electron transfer in a photolyase as resolved by serial crystallography
    Nature Chemistry. 2024; 16: 624-632. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-023-01413-9
    DORA PSI
  • Juranić P, Cirelli C, Mamyrbayev T, Uemura Y, Vila-Comamala J, Lima FA, et al.
    Transient X‐ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy using broadband free‐electron laser pulses
    Small Methods. 2024: 2301328 (7 ppp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202301328
    DORA PSI
  • Kahraman A, Socie E, Nazari M, Kazazis D, Buldu-Akturk M, Kabanova V, et al.
    Tailoring p-type behavior in ZnO quantum dots through enhanced sol-gel synthesis: mechanistic insights into zinc vacancies
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2024; 15: 1755-1764. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c03519
    DORA PSI
  • Marroux HJB, Polishchuk S, Cannelli O, Ingle RA, Mancini GF, Bacellar C, et al.
    Separation of kinetic rate orders in extreme ultraviolet transient grating spectroscopy
    Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2024; 57(11): 115401 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/ad421f
    DORA PSI
  • Bacellar C, Rouxel JR, Ingle RA, Mancini GF, Kinschel D, Cannelli O, et al.
    Ultrafast energy transfer from photoexcited tryptophan to the haem in cytochrome c
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2023; 14(9): 2425-2432. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c00218
    DORA PSI
  • Christou N-E, Apostolopoulou V, Melo DVM, Ruppert M, Fadini A, Henkel A, et al.
    Time-resolved crystallography captures light-driven DNA repair
    Science. 2023; 382(6674): 1015-1020. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.adj4270
    DORA PSI
  • Gruhl T, Weinert T, Rodrigues MJ, Milne CJ, Ortolani G, Nass K, et al.
    Ultrafast structural changes direct the first molecular events of vision
    Nature. 2023; 615: 939-944. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-05863-6
    DORA PSI
  • Jay RM, Banerjee A, Leitner T, Wang R-P, Harich J, Stefanuik R, et al.
    Tracking C-H activation with orbital resolution
    Science. 2023; 380(6648): 955-960. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.adf8042
    DORA PSI
  • Maestre-Reyna M, Wang P-H, Nango E, Hosokawa Y, Saft M, Furrer A, et al.
    Visualizing the DNA repair process by a photolyase at atomic resolution
    Science. 2023; 382(6674): eadd7795 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.add7795
    DORA PSI
  • Reiche S, Bacellar C, Bougiatioti P, Cirelli C, Dijkstal P, Ferrari E, et al.
    Frequency and spatially chirped free-electron laser pulses
    Physical Review Research. 2023; 5(2): L022009 (7 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.L022009
    DORA PSI
  • Wranik M, Kepa MW, Beale EV, James D, Bertrand Q, Weinert T, et al.
    A multi-reservoir extruder for time-resolved serial protein crystallography and compound screening at X-ray free-electron lasers
    Nature Communications. 2023; 14(1): 7956 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-43523-5
    DORA PSI
  • Wranik M, Weinert T, Slavov C, Masini T, Furrer A, Gaillard N, et al.
    Watching the release of a photopharmacological drug from tubulin using time-resolved serial crystallography
    Nature Communications. 2023; 14(1): 903 (12 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36481-5
    DORA PSI
  • Bacellar C, Chergui M
    Ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy of haem proteins
    Chimia. 2022; 76(6): 538-545. https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2022.538
    DORA PSI
  • Cannelli O, Wiktor J, Colonna N, Leroy L, Puppin M, Bacellar C, et al.
    Atomic-level description of thermal fluctuations in inorganic lead halide perovskites
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2022; 13(15): 3382-3391. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00281
    DORA PSI
  • Cannelli O, Wiktor J, Colonna N, Leroy L, Puppin M, Bacellar C, et al.
    Decoupled structural responses upon light and thermal functional activation in CsPbBr3 perovskites
    In: Proceedings the international conference on ultrafast phenomena (UP) 2022. Technical digest series. Washington, DC: Optica Publishing Group; 2022:F1A.3 (2 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1364/UP.2022.F1A.3
    DORA PSI
  • Jay RM, Banerjee A, Leitner T, Stefanuik R, Wang R-P, Harich J, et al.
    From femtosecond excited-state and dissociation dynamics to nanosecond reaction kinetics: following C-H bond activation with X-rays
    In: Proceedings the international conference on ultrafast phenomena (UP) 2022. International conference on ultrafast phenomena. Optica Publishing Group; 2022:(2 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1364/UP.2022.Tu1A.2
    DORA PSI
  • Kahraman A, Bacellar C, Nazari M, Cannizzo A, Milne C
    Probing the ultrafast charge carrier dynamics in Mn-doped ZnO nanoparticles
    In: Proceedings the international conference on ultrafast phenomena (UP) 2022. International conference on ultrafast phenomena. Washington, DC: Optica Publishing Group; 2022:W4A.4 (2 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1364/UP.2022.W4A.4
    DORA PSI
  • Rouxel JR, Rösner B, Karpov D, Bacellar C, Mancini GF, Zinna F, et al.
    Hard X-ray helical dichroism of disordered molecular media
    Nature Photonics. 2022; 16(8): 570-574. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-022-01022-x
    DORA PSI
  • Tanyag RMP, Bacellar C, Pang W, Bernando C, Gomez LF, Jones CF, et al.
    Sizes of pure and doped helium droplets from single shot x-ray imaging
    Journal of Chemical Physics. 2022; 156(4): 041102 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080342
    DORA PSI
  • Bacellar C, Kinschel D, Cannelli O, Sorokin B, Katayama T, Mancini GF, et al.
    Femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy of haem proteins
    Faraday Discussions. 2021; 228: 312-328. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0fd00131g
    DORA PSI
  • Nass K, Bacellar C, Cirelli C, Dworkowski F, Gevorkov Y, James D, et al.
    Pink-beam serial femtosecond crystallography for accurate structure-factor determination at an X-ray free-electron laser
    IUCrJ. 2021; 8: 905-920. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052252521008046
    DORA PSI
  • Saladrigas CA, Feinberg AJ, Ziemkiewicz MP, Bacellar C, Bucher M, Bernando C, et al.
    Charging and ion ejection dynamics of large helium nanodroplets exposed to intense femtosecond soft X-ray pulses
    European Physical Journal Special Topics. 2021; 230: 4011-4023. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjs/s11734-021-00280-0
    DORA PSI
  • Bacellar C, Kinschel D, Mancini GF, Ingle RA, Rouxel J, Cannelli O, et al.
    Heme doming in ferric Cytochrome c: femtosecond X-ray absorption and X-ray emission studies
    In: The 22nd international conference on ultrafast phenomena 2020. International conference on ultrafast phenomena. Conference proceedings 2000-2020. Washington, D.C.: OSA; 2020:Th1A.2 (3 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1364/UP.2020.Th1A.2
    DORA PSI
  • Bacellar C, Kinschel D, Mancini GF, Ingle RA, Rouxel J, Cannelli O, et al.
    Spin cascade and doming in ferric hemes: femtosecond X-ray absorption and X-ray emission studies
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS. 2020; 117(36): 21914-21920. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2009490117
    DORA PSI
  • Kinschel D, Bacellar C, Cannelli O, Sorokin B, Katayama T, Mancini GF, et al.
    Femtosecond X-ray emission study of the spin cross-over dynamics in haem proteins
    Nature Communications. 2020; 11(1): 4145 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17923-w
    DORA PSI
  • Nass K, Cheng R, Vera L, Mozzanica A, Redford S, Ozerov D, et al.
    Advances in long-wavelength native phasing at X-ray free-electron lasers
    IUCrJ. 2020; 7: 965-975. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052252520011379
    DORA PSI
  • O'Connell SMO, Tanyag RMP, Verma D, Bernando C, Pang W, Bacellar C, et al.
    Angular momentum in rotating superfluid droplets
    Physical Review Letters. 2020; 124(21): 215301 (7 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.215301
    DORA PSI
  • Prat E, Abela R, Aiba M, Alarcon A, Alex J, Arbelo Y, et al.
    A compact and cost-effective hard X-ray free-electron laser driven by a high-brightness and low-energy electron beam
    Nature Photonics. 2020; 14: 748-754. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-020-00712-8
    DORA PSI
  • Rossi TC, Grolimund D, Cannelli O, Mancini GF, Bacellar C, Kinschel D, et al.
    X-ray absorption linear dichroism at the Ti K-edge of rutile (001) TiO2 single crystal
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 2020; 27: 425-435. https://doi.org/10.1107/S160057752000051X
    DORA PSI
  • Smolentsev G, Milne CJ, Guda A, Haldrup K, Szlachetko J, Azzaroli N, et al.
    Taking a snapshot of the triplet excited state of an OLED organometallic luminophore using X-rays
    Nature Communications. 2020; 11: 2131 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15998-z
    DORA PSI
  • Cannelli O, Bacellar C, Ingle RA, Bohinc R, Kinschel D, Bauer B, et al.
    Toward time-resolved laser T-jump/X-ray probe spectroscopy in aqueous solutions
    Structural Dynamics. 2019; 6(6): 064303 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129626
    DORA PSI
  • Rossi TC, Grolimund D, Nachtegaal M, Cannelli O, Mancini GF, Bacellar C, et al.
    X-ray absorption linear dichroism at the Ti K edge of anatase TiO2 single crystals
    Physical Review B. 2019; 100(24): 245207 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.100.245207
    DORA PSI