First Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School in China!

Yet another premiere! LUMICKS organized the very first Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the three-day event, nineteen participants received in-depth training in both the theory and practice of dynamic single-molecule (DSM) techniques. Our application scientists dedicated … Read More

C-Trap™ & AFS™ installed at Tianjin University

LUMICKS is proud that Tianjin University, China, is now equipped with both a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy and AFS™ Parallel Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy. The systems are installed in the State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments. Both systems will contribute to … Read More

Second C-Trap™ installed at TU Delft

Another exciting installation in the Netherlands! This time we installed the second C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, a top tier Dutch university. The system was installed in the lab of Prof. Nynke Dekker. The … Read More

Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at HQ Amsterdam

Last week, LUMICKS organized a successful Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at our headquarters in Amsterdam. Throughout the workshop, the participants explored different state-of-the-art single-molecule applications and attended various technology presentations and discussion. Also, Prof. Sander Tans (AMOLF) presented his studies with optical tweezers, analyzing a … Read More

Researchers used C-Trap™ to measure energy landscapes and isomer stability in DNA origami

Researchers used C-Trap™ optical tweezers to study the energy landscapes associated with the formation of specific DNA origami structures, which is the folding of single-stranded DNA into pre-designed configurations. We congratulate all the authors involved in the study “Sites of … Read More

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

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

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

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

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