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
AFS installation at GottingenUncategorised

AFS™ installed at University of Göttingen

An AFS™ system was installed in the lab of Professor Andreas Janshoff at the Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Together with the team of Professor Claudia Steinem (Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry), the Janshoff group will use it to investigate the properties of and…
Doenja Jansen
4 April 2019
C-Trap installation at B CUBE TU DresdenUncategorised

Second C-Trap™ installed in Dresden, Germany

The city of Dresden, Germany, is now the home of two C-Trap™ systems! The latest installation took place at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, where the instrument became part of the Joint Technology Platform. Being operated in the "Molecular Imaging and Manipulation" facility, the system will be available to multiple…
Doenja Jansen
26 March 2019
AFS installation at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, AustraliaUncategorised

First AFS™ installed in Australia

The very first AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy-system in Australia has been successfully installed in the lab of Prof. Boris Martinac at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Prof. Martinac and his team conduct research on cellular transduction processes associated with mechanosensitive ion channels. Although it has been shown that dysfunction of these ion channels contributes…
Doenja Jansen
12 March 2019
C-Trap Installation at UC MercedUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at UC Merced

A C-Trap™, optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy, has been successfully installed at the University of California, Merced. The system is shared by the research groups of Prof. Eva de Alba and Prof. Victor Muñoz. Their labs focus on the study of proteins, which are involved in almost all cellular processes. This makes the…
Jerom Langeveld
18 February 2019
C-Trap™ installed at TU DelftUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at TU Delft

We are thrilled about the recent C-Trap™ installation in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, one of the leading universities in The Netherlands! The groups of Prof. Nynke Dekker and Prof. Marileen Dogterom will use the C-Trap to study the dynamic aspects of DNA replication and cytoskeleton-based processes, respectively.…
Jerom Langeveld
13 December 2018
phase separation IDP researchUncategorised

New C-Trap™ Installed at the University at Buffalo

LUMICKS successfully installed a C-Trap™ optical tweezers–fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Assistant Professor Priya Banerjee at the University at Buffalo. The group of Dr. Banerjee will use the C-Trap to investigate the structural dynamics and phase behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). IDPs are characterized by conformational plasticity and structural heterogeneity,…
Jerom Langeveld
17 October 2018
Leiden c-trap installation Alireza Mashaghi LabUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at Leiden University

LUMICKS is happy to announce that a new C-Trap™ optical tweezers is now housed in the lab of Dr. Alireza Mashaghi at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Mashaghi’s group will use the C-Trap to perform single-molecule experiments and investigate molecular folding processes. In particular, the group aims to understand how chaperones reshape…
2 October 2018
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