C-Trap® SR installed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Uncategorised

C-Trap™ SR installed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A new C-Trap® SR was installed at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA, in the labs of Prof. Antonina Roll-Mecak and Prof. Keir Neuman. The LUMICKS optical tweezers-STED nanoscopy system allows the user to visualize molecular interactions with super-resolution microscopy. The highly interdisciplinary group of Prof. Roll-Mecak works on unraveling the chemical and genetic complexity of the microtubule cytoskeleton, or "the tubulin code". The…
Jerom Langeveld
14 May 2019
C-Trap Installation at UC MercedUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at UC Merced

A C-Trap™, optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy, has been successfully installed at the University of California, Merced. The system is shared by the research groups of Prof. Eva de Alba and Prof. Victor Muñoz. Their labs focus on the study of proteins, which are involved in almost all cellular processes. This makes the…
Jerom Langeveld
18 February 2019
News

C-Trap installed at TU Delft

We are thrilled about the recent C-Trap® installation in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, one of the leading universities in The Netherlands! The groups of Prof. Nynke Dekker and Prof. Marileen Dogterom will use the C-Trap to study the dynamic aspects of DNA replication and cytoskeleton-based processes,…
Jerom Langeveld
13 December 2018
phase separation IDP researchUncategorised

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 proteins (IDPs). IDPs are characterized by conformational plasticity and structural heterogeneity,…
Jerom Langeveld
17 October 2018
Uncategorised

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 Arthur Ashkin and the biophysical community have achieved. These developments…
Jerom Langeveld
3 October 2018
Single-Molecule Workshop at the University of CambridgeUncategorised

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. Next to the practical sessions, Matt Newton, a researcher from…
Jerom Langeveld
2 October 2018
z-Movi® cell-ligand applicationUncategorised

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 interleukin-7 (IL-7), the main regulatory cytokine of CD4 cells. The results…
Jerom Langeveld
2 October 2018

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