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The US LUMICKS C-Trap User Meeting 2022  is a 2-day event with 10+ invited talks, 2 keynote speakers, a poster session, and networking events for single-molecule researchers. We bring together our user community to connect, exchange ideas, and share experiences through unique scientific programs and social events.

Develop single-molecule knowledge and expand your skills on C-Trap

Discover the latest scientific developments and applications from LUMICKS

Networking opportunities to exchange research ideas with fellow users

Gain feedback to help build future applications of C-Trap


Keynote Speakers

Join us to meet world industry leaders and inspiring speakers to explore how dynamic single-molecule analysis will shape the world of tomorrow.

Scott Keeney, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Taekjip Ha, PhD

Johns Hopkins University


All meetings and networking activities will take place at The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen BioLink, Rockefeller University, New York.

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 8

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction by LUMICKS USA
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Scott Keeney, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center “Some Assembly Required: How to Build a Meiotic DNA-Breaking Machine”
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Shixin Liu, The Rockefeller University – “When Force Met Fluorescence”
11:05 AM – 11:35 AM Huan-Xiang Zhou, University of Illinois Chicago – “Macromolecular Regulation of the Material Properties of Phase-Separated Biomolecular Condensates”
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Claudia Carcamo, Johns Hopkins University – “Single-Molecule Imaging Reveals One-dimensional Target Search Processes of ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodelers RSC and ISW2”
12:00 PM -1:00 PM Lunch
1:05 PM – 1:20 PM Brittani Schnable, University of Pittsburgh – “Stimulation of Thymine DNA Glycosylase by UV-damaged DNA Binding Protein”
1:25 PM – 1:55 PM Christian Kaiser, Johns Hopkins University – “Dissecting Co-translational Folding of Single Nascent Polypeptide”
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Shane Nelson, University of Vermont – “Myosin-Binding Protein C and the Molecular Mechanics of Heart Failure”
2:35 PM – 2:50 PM Coffee Break
2:50 PM – 3:20 PM Matthew Schaich, University of Pittsburgh – “Single-Molecule Analysis of DNA-Binding Proteins from Nuclear Extracts (SMADNE)”
3:25 PM – 3:55 PM Comert Kural, Ohio State University – “Inhibition of Fas Receptor Endocytosis Sensitizes Cancer Cells to Fas-induced Apoptosis”
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sarah Hengel, University of Pittsburgh – “SWSAP1-SWS1 Stimulates D-loop Formation on RPA Coated ssDNA”
4:35 PM – 4:50 PM Coffee Break
4:50 PM – 5:20 PM Jos Maas, LUMICKS – “Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis – Quo Vadis?”
5:20 PM – 5:45 PM Q&A Session with LUMICKS FAS and R&D team
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Poster Session and Social

Day 2 – Wednesday, November 9

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University, “Fantastic Single-Molecule Technologies and Where to Find Them”
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM Priya Banerjee, University of Buffalo, “A Programmable Landscape of Biomolecular Condensates”
10:25 AM – 10:55 AM Shannon Yan, University of California Berkeley, “Live Cell Force Dynamics – Do Cell Membranes Support or Resist Tension Propagation?”
10.55 AM – 11:10 AM Coffee Break & Group Photo
11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Feedback with R&D (Session 1) at BioLink or
C-Trap Live Demo (Session 1) at Collaborative Research Center (CRC), Room: SC10D (Smith Floor C Room 10D)
11:50 PM – 12:30 PM Feedback with R&D (Session 2) at BioLink or
C-Trap Live Demo (Session 2) at Collaborative Research Center (CRC), Room: SC10D (Smith Floor C Room 10D)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM David Dunlap, Emory University – “Transcription through Obstacles”
2:05 PM – 2:35 PM Micah McCauley, Northeastern University – “Human FACT Subunits Coordinate to Catalyze Both Disassembly and Reassembly of Nucleosomes”
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM Arne Gennerich, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – “Single-Molecule Studies of KIF1 Motion and Force Generation”
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Closing and Poster Awards

I want to attend the User Meeting! What should I know?

  • All food, drinks and social activities will be arranged by LUMICKS.
  • LUMICKS has arranged a group discount rate at Bentley Hotel (10 minutes walk to Kellen BioLink).
  • Travel and accommodation cost is NOT included.
  • Most importantly, make sure you register below!

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Thank you for your interest. We will soon share information about our next US C-Trap User Meeting in 2023. Hope to see you then!

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