New C-Trap® Installed at the University at BuffaloUncategorised

Study establishes molecular forces responsible for condensation of ribonucleoprotein-RNA complexes

Researchers investigated the molecular driving forces underlying the condensation and decondensation of ribonucleoproteins using the C-Trap™. Specifically, they showed that sequence-dependent features of the RNA and ribonucleoprotein molecules partially dictate phase transitions. These findings can help scientists further understand the properties underlying eukaryotic liquid-liquid phase separation, or formation of membrane-less…
Kassandra Barbetsea
5 September 2019
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New study evaluates the dynamics behind viral assembly at the single-molecule level using both C-Trap™ and AFS®

Researchers used the C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system and acoustic force spectroscopy (AFS) to study the processes underlying viral assembly. The study evaluated the capsid formation and DNA condensation of virus-like particles (VLPs) at the single-molecule level and in real time. The results serve to expand our understanding…
Kassandra Barbetsea
22 August 2019
DSM Summer School, Beijing 2019Uncategorised

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 the mornings for lectures on various topics involved in DSM…
Doenja Jansen
14 August 2019
C-Trap® & AFS™ installed at Tianjin UniversityUncategorised

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 the research on processes involved in protein unfolding pathways. First, the…
Doenja Jansen
19 July 2019
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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 Nynke Dekker Lab studies the cellular process involved…
Doenja Jansen
3 July 2019
Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at HQ AmsterdamUncategorised

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 possible direct or indirect role of chaperone proteins in the folding…
Doenja Jansen
26 June 2019

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