The LUMICKS C-Trap User Meeting is a 1.5-day event, bringing together our user community, where we will connect, exchange ideas and share experiences.

Develop & expand your skills on the C-Trap

Learn about the newest features on the C-Trap with hands-on live demonstrations with our specialists.

Discover the latest scientific developments

Looking into the current field of Dynamic Single-Molecule research and receive the latest updates.

Network & exchange with fellow users

Exchange knowledge and skills with your fellow C-Trap users from all around Europe!

Help build the C-Trap of the future

Let us know what you think about the C-Trap! Help us understand your needs, to improve the instrument for the future.


Preliminary Agenda

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

Day 1 – Wednesday 5 October

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arrival
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Welcome @ LUMICKS HQ
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Talk (1) by Dr. Ben van Houten – University of Pittsbourgh
Single-molecule analysis of DNA-binding proteins from nuclear extracts (SMADNE)
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Talk (2) by Dr. Abhigyan Sengupta – TU Munich
SlyD accelerated trans-to-cis prolyl isomerization: A single-molecule enzyme kinetic study
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Talk (3) by Prof. Nynke Dekker – TU Delft
Dynamic motion during DNA replication viewed using integrated force-fluorescence microscopy
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM Break / Poster
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM Talk (4) by Ekaterina Vorobevskaia – TU Dresden
Dynamic structural biology of the synaptic complex of bacterial integron recombinase studied with optical tweezers
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Talk (5) by Dr. Younes Farhangi Barooji – Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
Measurement of cell and nucleus membrane’s elasticity using optical trap
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Break / Poster
4:40 PM – 5:15 PM Transport to hotel
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Hotel check-in / refresh
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Transport from hotel to Dinner & Networking
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Networking
9:15 PM – 9:45 PM Transport from Dinner & Networking back to hotel

Day 2 – Thursday 6 October

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome
9:30 – 10:30 AM Instrument demo (Group 1)
New features on the C-Trap (Group 2)
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break / Poster
10:45 – 11:45 AM Instrument demo (Group 2)
New features on the C-Trap (Group 1)
11.45 – 12:30 PM Feedback with PM and R&D
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 1:50 PM Talk (6) by Dr. Kasia Tych – Rijks Universiteit Groningen
(Title to be confirmed)
1:55 – 2:15 PM Talk (7) by Prof. David Rueda – Imperial College London
Searching and finding Targets on Genomes
2:15 – 2:30 PM Closing

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

  • All food, drinks and social activities will be arranged by LUMICKS
  • LUMICKS will provide a list of hotel recommendations
  • Travel and accommodation cost is NOT included
  • Most importantly, make sure you register below!

Be part of our event!

We are looking for speakers!

Have you made any groundbreaking discoveries using the C-Trap technology? Or gained any insights on its application techniques? Share it at this C-Trap User Meeting!

“Genomic-position” T-shirt, data courtesy: Prof. David Rueda

Want to see your data on our limited edition LUMICKS T-shirt?

We are hosting our first ever C-Shirt Competition, where we will select the most visually interesting data from you, and print it on our limited edition LUMICKS t-shirt!

Register now to join our first ever C-Trap User Meeting!

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