Gerhard Blab

Lecturer, Assistant Professor


Ornstein Lab. 057
tel: +31 30 253 2409
g.a.blab@uu.nl

Gerhard is an alumnus of Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and obtained his PhD at the University of Leiden. After Postdocs and a Research Associate position in Bordeaux (F), Ann Arbor (MI, USA), Eugene (OR, USA), and Vancouver (BC, CAN), Gerhard has returned to the Netherlands and has started as an Assistant Professor of Biophysics at Utrecht University in 2010.

Research ID: D-2275-2011
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1729-6541

Publications

2018

Fokkema, Jantina; Fermie, Job; Liv, Nalan; van den Heuvel, Dave J; Konings, Tom O M; Blab, Gerhard A; Meijerink, Andries; Klumperman, Judith; Gerritsen, Hans C

Fluorescently Labelled Silica Coated Gold Nanoparticles as Fiducial Markers for Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Journal Article

Scientific Reports, 8 (1), pp. 13625, 2018.

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2017

van Hest, Jacobine J H A; Blab, Gerhard A; Gerritsen, Hans C; de Mello-Donega, Celso; Meijerink, Andries

Probing the Influence of Disorder on Lanthanide Luminescence Using Eu-Doped LaPO4 Nanoparticles Journal Article

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (35), pp. 19373-19382, 2017.

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2016

van Hest, Jacobine J H A; Blab, Gerhard A; Gerritsen, Hans C; de Mello-Donega, Celso; Meijerink, Andries

Incorporation of Ln-Doped LaPO4 Nanocrystals as Luminescent Markers in Silica Nanoparticles Journal Article

Nanoscale Research Letters, 11 (1), 2016, ISSN: 1931-7573, 1556-276X.

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2015

de Jonge, Niels; Blab, Gerhard A; Karreman, Matthia A; Agronskaia, Alexandra V; Gerritsen, Hans C

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics (contr.) Book Chapter

Hawkes, Peter W (Ed.): 190 , Chapter 1, pp. 1–102, 978-0-12-802380-8 , 225 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451, USA 525 B Street, Suite 1800, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA 125 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5AS, UK The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, UK, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-12-802380-8.

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Zuckermann, Martin J; Angstmann, Christopher N; Schmitt, Regina; Blab, Gerhard A; Bromley, Elizabeth H C; Forde, Nancy R; Linke, Heiner; Curmi, Paul M G

Motor properties from persistence: a linear molecular walker lacking spatial and temporal asymmetry Journal Article

New Journal of Phyiscs, 17 , pp. 055017, 2015.

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Jose, Jissy; Blab, Gerhard A; van Blaaderen, Alfons; Imhof, Arnout

Jammed elastic shells – a 3D experimental soft frictionless granular system Journal Article

Soft Matter, 11 (9), pp. 1800-1813, 2015.

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van Dijk, Lourens; Paetzold, Ulrich W; Blab, Gerhard A; Schropp, Ruud E I; di Vece, Marcel

3D-printed external light trap for solar cells Journal Article

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, pp. n/a–n/a, 2015, ISSN: 1099-159X, (pip.2702).

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2014

Revalee, Joel D; Blab, Gerhard A; Wilson, Henry D; Kahn, Jason D; Meiners, Jens Christian

Tethered particle motion reveals that LacI·DNA loops coexist with a competitor-resistant but apparently unlooped conformation Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 106 (3), pp. 705-715, 2014, (cited By 1).

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Fereidouni, Farzad; Blab, Gerhard A; Gerritsen, Hans C

Phasor based analysis of FRET images recorded using spectrally resolved lifetime imaging Journal Article

Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 2 (3), pp. 035001, 2014.

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2013

Knaus, Helene; Blab, Gerhard A; van Veluw, Jerre G; Gerritsen, Hans C; Wösten, Han A B

Label-free fluorescence microscopy in fungi Journal Article

Fungal Biology Reviews, (0), pp. -, 2013, ISSN: 1749-4613, (in press).

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Fereidouni, Farzad; Blab, Gerhard A; Gerritsen, Hans C

Blind unmixing of spectrally resolved lifetime images Journal Article

Journal of Biomedical Optics, 18 (8), 2013, (cited By 6).

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Knaus, Helene; Blab, Gerhard A; Agronskaia, Alexandra V; van den Heuvel, Dave J; Gerritsen, Hans C; Wösten, Han A B

Monitoring the metabolic state of fungal hyphae and the presence of melanin by nonlinear spectral imaging Journal Article

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79 (20), pp. 6345-6350, 2013, (cited By 2).

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2012

Kovacic, Suzana; Samii, Laleh; Woolfson, Dek N; Curmi, Paul M G; Linke, Heiner; Forde, Nancy R; Blab, Gerhard A

Design and construction of a one-dimensional DNA track for an artificial molecular motor Journal Article

Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012 , 2012, ISSN: 16874110.

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2011

Fereidouni, Farzad; Esposito, Alessandro; Blab, Gerhard A; Gerritsen, Hans C

A modified phasor approach for analyzing time-gated fluorescence lifetime images Journal Article

Journal of Microscopy, 244 (3), pp. 248-258, 2011, (cited By (since 1996) 4).

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Farré, Arnau; Shayegan, Marjan; López-Quesada, Carol; Blab, Gerhard A; Montes-Usategui, Mario; Forde, Nancy R; Martín-Badosa, Estela

Positional stability of holographic optical traps Journal Article

Optics Express, 19 (22), pp. 21370-21384, 2011, (cited By 6).

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Samii, Laleh; Blab, Gerhard A; Bromley, Elizabeth H C; Linke, Heiner; Curmi, Paul M G; Zuckermann, Martin J; Forde, Nancy R

Time-dependent motor properties of multipedal molecular spiders Journal Article

Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 84 (3), 2011, (cited By 9).

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2010

Farré, Arnau; van der Horst, Astrid; Blab, Gerhard A; Downing, Benjamin P B; Forde, Nancy R

Stretching single DNA molecules to demonstrate high-force capabilities of holographic optical tweezers Journal Article

Journal of Biophotonics, 3 (4), pp. 224-233, 2010, (cited By 18).

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Kuwada, Nathan J; Blab, Gerhard A; Linke, Heiner

A classical Master equation approach to modeling an artificial protein motor Journal Article

Chemical Physics, 375 (2-3), pp. 479-485, 2010, (cited By 9).

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2009

Bromley, Elizabeth H C; Kuwada, Nathan J; Zuckermann, Martin J; Donadini, Roberta; Samii, Laleh; Blab, Gerhard A; Gemmen, Greg J; Lopez, Benjamin J; Curmi, Paul M G; Forde, Nancy R; Woolfson, Dek N; Linke, Heiner

The tumbleweed: Towards a synthetic protein motor Journal Article

HFSP Journal, 3 (3), pp. 204-212, 2009, (cited By 22).

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Chen, Yi Fan; Blab, Gerhard A; Meiners, Jens Christian

Stretching submicron biomolecules with constant-force axial optical tweezers Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 96 (11), pp. 4701-4708, 2009, (cited By 39).

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2007

Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; de Giorgi, Francesca A; Ichas, François; Lounis, Brahim; Cognet, Laurent

Label-free optical imaging of mitochondria in live cells Journal Article

Optics Express, 15 (21), pp. 14184-14193, 2007, (cited By 38).

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Chen, Yi Fan; Blab, Gerhard A; Meiners, Jens Christian

Stretching sub-micron DNA fragments with optical tweezers Conference

6644 , 2007, (cited By 1).

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2006

Berciaud, Stéphane; Cognet, Laurent; Blab, Gerhard A; Lasne, David; Remacle, Josè A; Tamarat, Philippe H; Lounis, Brahim

Absorption spectroscopy of individual nano-objects and improved readout of DNA microarrays using photothermal detection Conference

6092 , 2006, (cited By 0).

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Blab, Gerhard A; Cognet, Laurent; Berciaud, Stéphane; Alexandre, Isabelle; Husar, Dieter; Remacle, Josè A; Lounis, Brahim

Optical readout of gold nanoparticle-based DNA microarrays without silver enhancement Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 90 (1), pp. L13-L15, 2006, (cited By 38).

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Berciaud, Stéphane; Cognet, Laurent; Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; Lounis, Brahim

Photothermal absorption spectroscopy of individual gold nanoparticles and CdSe/ZnS semiconductor nanocrystals Conference

2006, (cited By 0).

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Berciaud, Stéphane; Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; Cognet, Laurent; Lounis, Brahim

Photothermal heterodyne imaging of individual metallic nanoparticles: Theory versus experiment Journal Article

Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 73 (4), 2006, (cited By 112).

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Lasne, David; Cognet, Laurent; Berciaud, Stéphane; Blab, Gerhard A; Groc, Laurent; Heine, Martin; Choquet, Daniel; Lounis, Brahim

Single molecule, CdSe/ZnS quantum dot and gold nanoparticle detection in live neurons Conference

6096 , 2006, (cited By 0).

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Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; Berciaud, Stéphane; Heine, Martin; Groc, Laurent; Choquet, Daniel; Cognet, Laurent; Lounis, Brahim

Single Nanoparticle Photothermal Tracking (SNaPT) of 5-nm gold beads in live cells Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 91 (12), pp. 4598-4604, 2006, (cited By 153).

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2005

Berciaud, Stéphane; Cognet, Laurent; Blab, Gerhard A; Lounis, Brahim

Photothermal heterodyne imaging and spectroscopy of individual metal nanoparticles Conference

1 , 2005, (cited By 0).

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Berciaud, Stéphane; Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; Tamarat, Philippe H; Cognet, Laurent; Lounis, Brahim

Optical detection and spectroscopy of single metal nanoparticles Conference

5927 , 2005, (cited By 1).

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Berciaud, Stéphane; Lasne, David; Blab, Gerhard A; Tamarat, Philippe H; Cognet, Laurent; Lounis, Brahim

Photothermal heterodyne imaging and absorption spectroscopy of individual nonfluorescent nano-objects Conference

2005 , 2005, (cited By 0).

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2004

Blab, Gerhard A; Schmidt, Thomas; Nilsson, Mats F

Homogeneous Detection of Single Rolling Circle Replication Products Journal Article

Analytical Chemistry, 76 (2), pp. 495-498, 2004, (cited By 49).

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Blab, Gerhard A; Oellerich, Silke; Schumm, Reinier; Schmidt, Thomas

Simultaneous wide-field imaging and spectroscopy of localized fluorophores Journal Article

Optics Letters, 29 (7), pp. 727-729, 2004, (cited By 9).

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Berciaud, Stéphane; Cognet, Laurent; Blab, Gerhard A; Lounis, Brahim

Photothermal heterodyne imaging of individual nonfluorescent nanoclusters and nanocrystals Journal Article

Physical Review Letters, 93 (25), 2004, (cited By 177).

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Lommerse, Piet H M; Blab, Gerhard A; Cognet, Laurent; Harms, Gregory S; Snaar-Jagalska, Bogusława E; Spaink, Herman P; Schmidt, Thomas

Single-Molecule Imaging of the H-Ras Membrane-Anchor Reveals Domains in the Cytoplasmic Leaflet of the Cell Membrane Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 86 (1 I), pp. 609-616, 2004, (cited By 104).

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2001

Blab, Gerhard A; Lommerse, Piet H M; Cognet, Laurent; Harms, Gregory S; Schmidt, Thomas

Two-photon excitation action cross-sections of the autofluorescent proteins Journal Article

Chemical Physics Letters, 350 (1-2), pp. 71-77, 2001, (cited By 92).

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Harms, Gregory S; Cognet, Laurent; Lommerse, Piet H M; Blab, Gerhard A; Kahn, Heike; Gamsjäger, Roland; Spaink, Herman P; Soldatov, Nikolai M; Romanin, Christoph; Schmidt, Thomas

Single-molecule imaging of L-type Ca2+ channels in live cells Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 81 (5), pp. 2639-2646, 2001, (cited By 133).

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Harms, Gregory S; Cognet, Laurent; Lommerse, Piet H M; Blab, Gerhard A; Schmidt, Thomas

Autofluorescent proteins in single-molecule research: Applications to live cell imaging microscopy Journal Article

Biophysical Journal, 80 (5), pp. 2396-2408, 2001, (cited By 169).

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2000

Cognet, Laurent; Harms, Gregory S; Blab, Gerhard A; Lommerse, Piet H M; Schmidt, Thomas

Simultaneous dual-color and dual-polarization imaging of single molecules Journal Article

Applied Physics Letters, 77 (24), pp. 4052-4054, 2000, (cited By 48).

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