C-Trap™ installed at TU Delft

We are thrilled about the recent C-Trap™ installation in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, one of the leading universities in The Netherlands! The groups of Prof. Nynke Dekker and Prof. Marileen Dogterom will use the C-Trap to study … Read More

Single-Molecule Workshop at the Bustamante Lab (UC Berkeley)

The series of our successful single-molecule workshops continued on October 30 – November 1 at the Bustamante Lab (University of California, Berkeley). Both days started off with interesting seminars given by researchers from three top single-molecule labs. Dr. Shannon Yan (Bustamante Lab) presented … Read More

Single-Molecule Workshops at the Rockefeller University and LUMICKS Amsterdam

During the end of October, we organized two single-molecule workshops at the Rockefeller University, NY, and our headquarters in Amsterdam. The participants in Amsterdam had the great opportunity to attend an inspiring lecture given by Prof. Mattias Rief (Technical University of Munich), … Read More

New C-Trap™ Installed at the University at Buffalo

LUMICKS successfully installed a C-Trap™ optical tweezers–fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Assistant Professor Priya Banerjee at the University at Buffalo. The group of Dr. Banerjee will use the C-Trap to investigate the structural dynamics and phase behavior of intrinsically disordered … Read More

structure, function and dynamics interplay of RNA molecules

Deciphering the structure-function relationship of RNA: a complete guide

The interplay between dynamics, structure, and function of many RNA molecules is tied to essential biological processes, such as the regulation of gene expression and protein synthesis. However, modern imaging and biochemical methods often fail in explaining these relations. This application … Continue Reading

Single-Molecule Workshop at the University of Cambridge

An engaging single-molecule workshop organized by LUMICKS took place at the University of Cambridge. During the workshop, the participants performed state-of-the-art experiments to examine DNA-protein interactions and DNA mechanics in real-time and at the single-molecule level, using the C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system. … Read More

Leiden c-trap installation Alireza Mashaghi Lab

C-Trap™ installed at Leiden University

LUMICKS is happy to announce that a new C-Trap™ optical tweezers is now housed in the lab of Dr. Alireza Mashaghi at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Mashaghi’s group will use the C-Trap to perform single-molecule experiments and investigate molecular folding processes. … Continue Reading

LUMICKS Featured in Cambridge Independent

This week’s issue of Cambridge Independent featured an article about our partnership with AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge! We are proud to see the field of dynamic single-molecule analysis reaching a new milestone once again. This brings us closer … Continue Reading

Protein Filaments

Novel Insights on the Mechanical Properties of IFs using LUMICKS’ Technology

The journal Science Advances has recently published the paper ‘Viscoelastic properties of vimentin originate from nonequilibrium conformational changes’. We would like to congratulate Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster and all co-authors for their great work on intermediate filaments (IFs)! IFs are … Continue Reading

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 … Read More