Our review article “Optical Tweezers Approaches for Probing Multiscale Protein Mechanics and Assembly,” written in collaboration with Prof. Nancy Forde from Simon Fraser University, has been added to the Frontier in Physics Research Topic collection “Optical Trapping and Nanosurgery.” The collection can be downloaded (PDF or EPUB) from the link above.
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Masters and Bachelor Research Projects Available
We are looking for experimentally interested Masters and/or Bachlor students want to do their thesis project on the topic of OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography, with PhD candidate Pegah Asgari). OCT is an microscopy techique that allows to visualize small, sub-nanometre changes in a sample by means of interference. The ulitmate goal is to visualize electrophysiologic Action Potentials in live cells noninvasively, using optical means alone.
The project will involve learning how to operate the OCT system, but depending on the qualifications and interests of the student, it can be tailored towards a more experimentally oriented work, or focus more on theoretical aspects such as data and noise analysis — the latter being of utmost importance for an optical technique with picometre sensitivity!
If you are intested and want to know more, please contact Gerhard Blab!
Master’s Projects Available: “Short Range Interactions of Fluorescent Dyes”
We are currently offering a masters research project for students of Experimental Physics, or for preference, Nanomaterials Science in our lab (Molecular Biophysics). The research concerns energy transfer and quenching effects observed in fiducial markers for CLEM* and fluorescent labels used in super-resolution microscopy. You will find the full project description and contact details after the break.
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Master’s OpenDay — October 2018
It is October, so scarcely a month after we have welcomed this year’s student into our master’s programmes, and it is already time to welcome visitors interested in becoming next year’s students. I hope to see you this afternoon at the Open Day in the Koningsberger Building on the Uithof!
Dutch Biophysics Meeting 2018
This year’s Dutch Biophysics meeting in Veldhoven featured a talk by Job Fermie on 3D CLEM — a ‘best-of’ if you will of his thesis reasearch which he will defend in early summer 2019. Please excuse the bad image quality taken by a non-expert (Gerhard Blab) from the back of the room.
New Publication: “Fluorescently Labelled Silica Coated Gold Nanoparticles as Fiducial Markers for Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy”
I am happy to report that the results of single-particle experiements on fluorescent fiducial markers by PhD candidate Jantina and bachelor student Tom have been published in the journal “Scientific Research“.
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Bachelor Student, “Förster and Dexter Energy Transfer in Fluorescent Dyes.”
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Master Student (Erasmus Scholar) , “STED-optimization by Smart Beam Shaping and Timing”
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Focus On Microscopy in Bordeaux
This week, several members of our group will attend the Focus On Microscopy Conference in Bordeaux, France. There, we will present a poster and give two talks:
- “Fluorescently Labeled Silica Coated Gold Nanoparticles as Fiducials for Correlative Microscopy“, (Jantina Fokkema, poster, P1-D/9, Monday)
- “Simultaneous STED-FLIM Imaging of Actin and EGFR” (Hans Gerritsen, talk, TU-AF1-PAR-B, Tuesday at 14:20)
- “Looking through a Mismatched Sample: When the Emission and Excitation PSF Are No Longer the Same” (Sergey Loginov, talk, WE-MO2-PAR-C, Wednesday at 12:00)
In addition, may I wholeheartly recommend a talk by one of our colleagues from the Soft Condensed Matter Group:
- “Single Sample Calibration and Alignment of Clsm and (3D) STED” (Ernest van der Wee, talk, WE-MO2-PAR-A, Wednesday at 12:20)
Master’s Evening 2017
Looking for the best place to study physics?(*) Look no further — today, all the Exact (Bèta) Sciences will tell you why Utrecht is the place to come to when it comes to your science master studies! The master evening starts at 5pm in the Hijmans van den Berghgebouw on the Uithof (close to the UMC hospital).