New C-Trap™ Installed at the University at Buffalo

LUMICKS successfully installed a C-Trap™ optical tweezers–fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Assistant Professor Priya Banerjee at the University at Buffalo. The group of Dr. Banerjee will use the C-Trap to investigate the structural dynamics and phase behavior of intrinsically disordered … Read More

structure, function and dynamics interplay of RNA molecules

Deciphering the structure-function relationship of RNA: a complete guide

The interplay between dynamics, structure, and function of many RNA molecules is tied to essential biological processes, such as the regulation of gene expression and protein synthesis. However, modern imaging and biochemical methods often fail in explaining these relations. This application … Continue Reading

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics: Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their pioneering work on lasers. Among them, Arthur Ashkin was recognized for developing the first optical tweezers.  We are extremely proud of what … Continue Reading

Single-Molecule Workshop at the University of Cambridge

An engaging single-molecule workshop organized by LUMICKS took place at the University of Cambridge. During the workshop, the participants performed state-of-the-art experiments to examine DNA-protein interactions and DNA mechanics in real-time and at the single-molecule level, using the C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system. … Read More

z-Movi cell-ligand application

Unraveling the Kinetics and Strength of T Cell Adhesion to Fibronecting using z-Movi™

A new study in Cell Reports shows the first results obtained using z-Movi™ ! Kamsma et al. used the z-Movi to measure the adhesion forces and kinetics of CD4+ T lymphocytes (CD4) to fibronectin in living conditions. They then investigated how these properties are influenced by … Continue Reading

Leiden c-trap installation Alireza Mashaghi Lab

C-Trap™ installed at Leiden University

LUMICKS is happy to announce that a new C-Trap™ optical tweezers is now housed in the lab of Dr. Alireza Mashaghi at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Mashaghi’s group will use the C-Trap to perform single-molecule experiments and investigate molecular folding processes. … Continue Reading