C-Trap Chemical Reviews AFS Biochemical Society TransactionsUncategorised

C-Trap™ and AFS™ systems mentioned in two review articles

We are proud to announce that two review articles refer to LUMICKS; one highlighting the C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy system and the other one specifying the AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy system.  Norregaard et al. (2017) reviews relevant theoretical tools to analyze data obtained from single-molecule experiments performed in intracellular environments and describes state-of-the art visualization techniques…
Jerom Langeveld
6 July 2017
multiple trap optical tweezers - fluorescence microscopyUncategorised

New C-Trap™ acquired by the University of Göttingen

A new C-Trap™ system has recently been acquired by the Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany. The C-Trap™ was successfully installed in the lab of the “Nanoscale Imaging of Cellular Dynamics” research group, led by Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster, at the Institute for X-Ray Physics. The optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy system will be…
Jerom Langeveld
7 June 2017
optical tweezers dna repair force extension manipulation visualization RAD51 RecombinationUncategorised

Investigation of the Role of RAD52-DNA Complex in DNA Repair Using Optical Tweezers CTFM and Microfluidics

The article “Human RAD52 Captures and Holds DNA Strands, Increases DNA flexibility, and Prevents Melting of Duplex DNA: Implications for DNA Recombination” was recently published in Cell Reports. Congratulations to Dr. Ineke Brouwer and all co-authors! In this paper optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidics were used to investigate…
Jerom Langeveld
24 March 2017

Study Published on DNA Compaction by Meiotic Protein SYCP3 using LUMICKS Technology

The article “Single-Molecule Observation of DNA Compaction by Meiotic Protein SYCP3” has recently been published in eLife Journal using optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy. Congratulations to all the authors! In the paper by Syrjänen et al., optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy was used to study the mechanism of SYCP3-mediated chromosome organization during meiosis, by…
Jerom Langeveld
16 March 2017

Effect of Mechanical Stress on Individual Vimentin Filaments Studied using the C-Trap™

The paper "Nonlinear Loading-Rate-Dependent Force Response of Individual Vimentin Intermediate Filaments to Applied Strain" using LUMICKS’ C-Trap™ has recently been published in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations to all the authors! The study led by Prof. Sarah Köster, investigated the mechanical properties of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells; and more specifically…
Jerom Langeveld
27 January 2017

LUMICKS Featured in De Ingenieur

LUMICKS has been featured in the Dutch magazine De Ingenieur with an article named “Bewegend DNA-beeld”, or a moving DNA-image. De Ingenieur is a monthly Dutch magazine that specializes in technological developments and the policies surrounding them. This month’s edition is focused on medical biology, with a four-page article by…
Jerom Langeveld
12 October 2016

Paper Using LUMICKS Technology Published in Nature

Great news: Another paper using LUMICKS technology was published, this time in Nature! Congratulations to the authors. Several are now part of LUMICKS. In the study “Sliding sleeves of XRCC4-XLF bridge DNA and connect fragments of broken DNA” Brouwer et al. describe how XRCC4 and XLF proteins play a crucial role…
Jerom Langeveld
21 July 2016
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