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Single-Molecule Workshop at LUMICKS Amsterdam

During June 4-5, a captivating single-molecule workshop was given at the headquarters of LUMICKS in Amsterdam. Throughout the workshop, the participants were introduced to our second-generation (G2 line) apparatus and got the chance to perform multiple investigations on them. We started off with the C-trap™, our optical tweezers-fluorescence microscope, and…
Jerom Langeveld
13 June 2018
C-Trap® installed at Semmelweis UniversityUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at Semmelweis University

LUMICKS is proud to announce the installation of a new C-Trap® optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Professor Miklos Kellermayer at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. A major focus of Prof. Kellermayer's lab is in uncovering the molecular mechanics of the muscle protein titin. This is a protein that defines the…
Jerom Langeveld
24 May 2018
Single-molecule​ Workshop at the Rockefeller UniversityUncategorised

Single-Molecule Workshop at the Rockefeller University

A successful Single-molecule workshop took place on April 17 to 18 at the Rockefeller University in New York, organized by LUMICKS. During the practical hands-on workshop, the participants performed state-of-the-art single-molecule experiments to examine DNA mechanics, repair, and DNA molecular motors. They also attended demonstrations given by our application scientists on the latest developments and…
Jerom Langeveld
17 May 2018
Single-molecule​ Workshop at the ShanghaiTech UniversityUncategorised

Single-Molecule Workshop at the ShanghaiTech University

On April 9 to 11, a successful Single-molecule workshop took place in the lab of Prof. Bo Sun at the ShanghaiTech University, organized by LUMICKS. During the practical hands-on workshop, the participants conducted state-of-the-art single-molecule experiments in the fields of DNA mechanics, repair, and molecular motors. They also had the chance to…
Jerom Langeveld
30 April 2018
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Investigation of the Interaction of RAD51 with ssDNA Using CTFM and X-ray Crystallography

Recently, the paper “Two distinct conformational states define the interaction of human RAD51-ATP with single-stranded DNA" has been published in The EMBO Journal. Congratulations to Dr. Ineke Brouwer and all co-authors! Brouwer et al. combined Correlative Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy (CTFM) with X-ray crystallography to investigate the function of human RAD51…
Jerom Langeveld
20 March 2018
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C-Trap™ installed at Ludwig Maximilian University

LUMICKS recently installed a new C-Trap® system in the lab of Dr. Johannes Stigler at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Dr. Stigler and his group will use the C-Trap® to study the structure and organization of chromosomes. Their goal is to determine the processes leading to the three-dimensional folding of chromosomes, which have…
Jerom Langeveld
5 March 2018
Gijs & Erwin VU MagazineUncategorised

LUMICKS co-founding Professors G. Wuite & E. Peterman in the media after winning the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2017

After being awarded the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2017 for the valorization of their single-molecule research, Prof. Gijs Wuite and Prof. Erwin Peterman are featured in an article published in VU Magazine and an interview on a famous Dutch radio station (both in Dutch). The article showcases who these top biophysicists are,…
Jerom Langeveld
27 February 2018
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Introducing New Generation of Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis Instruments

At the BPS18 meeting, LUMICKS will introduce its latest product generation of the C-Trap™ optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy and AFS™ parallel single-molecule force spectroscopy instruments. The new G2 generation represents an evolution of our original instruments, bringing new enabling features, improved performance, and automation. These new developments allow dynamic biomolecular processes to be studied in…
Jerom Langeveld
16 February 2018

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