C-Trap™ installed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

C-Trap Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We are happy to announce the installation of the C-Trap™ at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in the lab of Prof. Dr. Arne Gennerich. The instrument combines optical tweezers with 3-color total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF; a technology that reduces fluorescence background noise in surface-based assays) and label-free interference reflection microscopy (IRM).

The lab of Prof. Gennerich combines structure–function studies with optical tweezers to examine molecular functions and dysfunctions of microtubule-associated motor proteins. The C-Trap will enable them to image unlabeled microtubules and visualize the regulation of motor proteins by their accessory proteins at the single-molecule level in real time.

We wish Prof. Gennerich and his team good luck with their ongoing research and are eager to see the upcoming results!

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Study the activity and mechanical properties of cytoskeleton filaments and their motors.

Optical Tweezers and Fluorescence Microscopy


The combination of optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy allows for simultaneous manipulation and visualization of molecular interactions in real-time



Optical Tweezers and Fluorescence Microscopy


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