Two papers give new insights on protein droplets using LUMICKS’ C-Trap™

Two new papers published at Physical Review Letters and Nature Communications give new insights on protein droplets. Congratulations to all the authors! Jawerth et al. developed a method to investigate the frequency-dependent rheology and surface tension of protein droplets. They … Read More

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Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshops at UC Berkeley and University at Buffalo

In the last couples of weeks, two dynamic single-molecule workshops took place at both sides of the United States – one at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and another at the University at Buffalo, NY. Both workshops included in-depth … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at the ShanghaiTech University

The first dynamic single-molecule workshop of the year just came to an end! Last week, 16 participants got to experience the C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers – Fluorescence Microscope to investigate DNA mechanics and do experiments using their own samples. Additionally, the workshop included … Read More

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C-Trap™ SR installed at Northeastern University

We are happy to have installed a C-Trap™ SR, our optical tweezers-STED nanoscope, in shared lab space for an interdisciplinary group led by Prof. Mark Williams at Northeastern University, in Massachusetts, USA. The lab of Prof. Williams is highly regarded as one of the leaders of … Read More

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C-Trap™ installed at Sun Yat-sen University, China

School of Physics at the Sun Yat-sen University, China, is now equipped with a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscope. This advanced instrument is believed to be able to boost up a variety of exciting researches in SYSU, such as DNA/RNA mechanics and protein-DNA … Read More

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AFS installation at Gottingen

AFS™ installed at University of Göttingen

An AFS™ system was installed in the lab of Professor Andreas Janshoff at the Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Together with the team of Professor Claudia Steinem (Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry), the Janshoff … Continue Reading

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Second C-Trap™ installed in Dresden, Germany

The city of Dresden, Germany, is now the home of two C-Trap™ systems! The latest installation took place at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, where the instrument became part of the Joint Technology Platform. Being operated in the “Molecular Imaging … Read More

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First AFS™ installed in Australia

The very first AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy-system in Australia has been successfully installed in the lab of Prof. Boris Martinac at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Prof. Martinac and his team conduct research on cellular transduction processes associated with mechanosensitive ion channels. Although it … Read More

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New insights into Cas9 off-target activity

The paper “DNA stretching induces Cas9 off-target binding and cleavage” was just published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to all the authors! In this paper, scientists at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and AstraZeneca studied how … Read More

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