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.
Category Archives: Research
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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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)
Publication: Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles
Congratulations to Jacobine for her paper “Incorporation of Ln-Doped LaPO4 Nanocrystals as Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles” that was just published in Nanoscale Research Letters. In this letter, Jacobine presents her work on the synthesis of rare-earth-doped Lanthanide ion nanocrystals of 4 to 8 nm in size. She also shows that she can control the grow of a silica sphere around this core. Both on their own, as well inside the silica sphere, these cores show sharp emission lines from the dopant europium and terbium, thus providing unique optical labels for silica nanoparticles.
Her work is done within the European Union FP7 project Guidenano.
Good News, Everyone!
Our paper “3D-Printed External Light Trap for Solar Cells” has been accepted for publication in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications.
Details to follow!
New Paper on Molecular Motors in The New Journal of Physics
I am happy to report that our paper “Motor properties from persistence: a linear molecular walker lacking spatial and temporal asymmetry” has been published in NJP! Continue reading New Paper on Molecular Motors in The New Journal of Physics