As part of our commitment to support scientists through all the stages towards their first publication using our instruments, we often organize dedicated training sessions. In the case of the lab of Prof. Shi at Tsinghua University, this was in the form of a 5-day advanced training, providing in-depth knowledge in both the theory and practice of Dynamic Single-Molecule (DSM) techniques.
“With the help of LUMICKS, my student started using this equipment after about 30 minutes of training [and] was quickly able to generate lots of data from it. I feel like this is going to be a very exciting tool in my lab that can help us to answer many important questions we have.” – Prof. Shi, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Prof. Shi uses a combination of structural and functional approaches to resolve structures of RNA molecules and identify their functions. Having had minimal prior experience with single-molecule tools such as optical tweezers, this training helped them investigate the free energy related to RNA conformational changes in no time.