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
C-Trap® SR installed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Uncategorised

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 the chemical and genetic complexity of the microtubule cytoskeleton, or "the tubulin code". The…
Jerom Langeveld
14 May 2019
Single-Molecule Workshop at ShanghaiTechUncategorised

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 lectures from Prof. Bo Sun, during which he discussed his…
Doenja Jansen
26 April 2019
C-Trap® SR installed at Northeastern UniversityUncategorised

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 single-molecule analysis, making us even more proud of this installation. The lab focuses…
Doenja Jansen
16 April 2019
C-Trap installation at Sun Yat-sen University, ChinaUncategorised

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 or -RNA interactions during DNA replication, transcription, and repair that Prof.…
Doenja Jansen
8 April 2019

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