Everything you need to know about LUMICKS
Sigrid van Eck
Mattijs de Groot
Michiel van Heiningen
Gijs Oude Elberink
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Bauke van Rhijn
Thomas Cohen Stuart
Elena Merino Rodríguez
Roeland van Wijk
Unlocking the power of Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis
At LUMICKS, our goal is to improve human health by unlocking the power of Dynamic Single–Molecule analysis to provide unparalleled insight into the fundamental cause of disease and potential for drug optimization.
With the rate of progress in biological research accelerating exponentially, the need to understand how biological processes occur at a molecular level is becoming increasingly important.
LUMICKS addresses pivotal research trends towards smaller scale and functional analysis at an advanced level, facilitating a new type of understanding.
What causes DNA repair to malfunction in the process that leads to breast cancer?
How does the energy landscape of a particular protein cause the misfolding that leads to Alzheimer’s?
These are just a few of the challenges that motivate our customers and have inspired us to push boundaries through the development of our current product range.
Anton Arts (NL)
Experienced venture capitalist NL & US
Prof. dr. Gijs Wuite (NL)
Biophysicist, PhD from Berkeley
Prof. dr. ir. Erwin Peterman (NL)
Biophysicist, Post-doc Stanford at W.E. Moerner (Nobel laureate 2014)
Prof. dr. Arne Gennerich
Single-molecule biophysicist, expert on molecular motors, and microscope developer
Dr. Frank Lison (DE)
Successfully built two similar companies
Gigi Wang (USA)
Board Member MITEF/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)
Dr. ir. Iddo Heller (NL)
Developed high tech instruments for >10 years
Developer of super-resolution optical tweezers & fluorescence
Prof. Alexander Rinnooy Kan (NL)
Member of the Dutch Senate for the Democrats 66 party (D66)
University Professor of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam
LUMICKS was founded in 2014 as academic spin-off from the research group of Prof. Gijs Wuite, Prof. Erwin Peterman, and Prof. Iddo Heller at VU University Amsterdam. After returning from Berkeley and Stanford, Wuite and Peterman joined forces on single molecule analysis. By integrating force manipulation and measurement with high-resolution confocal imaging, they created the ability to correlate molecular activity with the molecule’s states and conformational changes. The ability to correlate the structure – function relationship proved highly valuable. With the help of Dr. Iddo Heller, super-resolution was added.
After significant interest from the market, LUMICKS was founded, and these technologies were commercialized and made easy to use with high throughput, so that the power of dynamic single-molecule analysis could be put in the hands of biologists.
Environmental, Social, Governance
LUMICKS is committed to preserving the environment for future generations through minimizing our environmental footprint. We design our products for low energy consumption, our employees fly CO2 neutral, and we transport our systems in reusable crates.
We are proud of our diverse and multi-cultural team from all corners of the world. Our strong company culture is characterized by the passion, creativity, openness, ownership, and customer orientated approach of our smart and motivated team.