A new LUMICKS C-trap optical tweezers setup has recently been installed in the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB). This advanced device is one of only around 40 of such instruments in the world. It is intended for experimental research on protein folding and stability.
The instrument is a top-of-the-range single molecule optical tweezers setup with three-colour fluorescence, microfluidics and temperature control. Dr. Katarzyna Tych will use it to build on the understanding of how different protein molecules function by observing their movements in real-time. Her research has been focused on chaperone proteins, which are important in maintaining the correctly folded and therefore functional structures of other proteins. Dr. Tych plans to extend her repertoire to include proteins which have been studied by other groups within the GBB, including transmembrane transporters, and to develop new capabilities for the single molecule optical tweezers setup.
Prof. Slotboom co-applicant in awarded ZonMw project application
On Thursday 10 June, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Netherlands. The eclipse will start at 11.21 a.m., with a peak at 12.27 p.m. At 1.36 p.m., the eclipse will be over. Eclipse glasses will be handed out at five locations.
De vier Nederlandse solar teams (Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen, Twente) slaan de handen ineen tegen klimaatverandering De studententeams bouwen hun eigen zonneauto’s en ontwikkelen innovaties voor een duurzamere toekomst, maar zien tegelijkertijd dat...
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