15/03/2022. [Team] We’re happy to welcome two new members: Floor and Ben join us for a BSc thesis on zero-mode waveguides and an internship on pattern recognition, respectively. Welcome!
03/03/2022. [Talk] Sonja speaks at the Single-Molecule Biophysics Meeting at Les Houches (F). Yey, first in-person conference in 2 years! Thanks David, Nynke, Willem & all for organizing!
11/02/2022. [Talk] Sonja speaks at the ‘Online-Symposium BioPhysikalische Chemie’ at LMU Munich. Thank you for the invitation, Philip!
10/02/2022. [Talk] Sonja speaks at Uni Ottawa’s Physics Department Colloquium. Thanks, Vincent, for the invite!
08/02/2022. [Paper] Benjamin’s first preprint is out: Can DyeCycling break the photobleaching limit in single-molecule FRET? We think yes, and describe how and why.
02/02/2022. Exciting: the first thesis defense at the NanoDynamicsLab. David did a great job in this collaboration with Raymond Staals’ Microbio group. More to come...
08/12/2021. [Talk] Sonja gives a seminar at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering. Thank you Christian Heinis for the invitation.
24/11/2021. [Paper] New preprint: Inferring kinetic rate constants from single-molecule FRET trajectories – a blind benchmark of kinetic analysis tools. A great collaborative multi-lab effort that we initiated 3 years ago.
10/11/2021. [Talk] Sonja speaks at the Biochemical Society webinar series organized by the Biochemical Society (UK). Thanks for the invitation.
16/10/2021. What a nice surprise: the NEOtrap was selected to illustrate the November issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
15/10/2021. [Team] Chenyu Wen joins the lab for a joint postdoc between Cees Dekker’s and our lab. Welcome Chenyu!
11/10/2021. [Talk] Sonja gives a plenary talk at the Dutch Biophysics annual conference – online this time: PROTEIN DYNAMICS ACROSS SCALES – investigating the vibrant nature of proteins. Grateful for this opportunity to present our work to the creative Dutch Biophysics community!
11/10/2021. WUR’s press team explains the many applications of the NEOtrap to the general public: The NEOtrap's great potential.
25/09/2021. [Paper] New perspective article in iScience: The NEOtrap – en route with a new single-molecule technique
17/09/2021. A. Aksimentiev wrote a News&Views about our NEOtrap in Nature Nanotechnology – spot on!
06/09/2021. [Team] Raluca Vintan joins us for her MSc thesis. Welcome Raluca!
05/09/2021 Read here Sonja’s behind-the-paper blogpost for Nature Portfolio: My personal road to the NEOtrap – a long-term dream of better time-resolved protein nanodynamics.
30/08/2021. [Paper] The NEOtrap – Sonja’s postdoc work – is now published in Nature Nanotechnology: Nanopore electro-osmotic trap for the label-free study of single proteins and their conformations.
02/08/2021. [Team] David Fuentenebro-Navas joins the lab as a first MSc student. Welcome, David!
30/07/2021. [Team] Time flies: we have to say bye to Mattia. All the best with your future plans, Mattia!
07/06/2021. [Paper] New collaborative perspective in Nature Methods to which we could contribute: The emerging landscape of single-molecule protein sequencing technologies.
17/05/2021. [Talk] Sonja speaks at Munich’s ‘Physik Kolloquium’ by LMU&TUM. Thanks, Jan, for the invite!
16/04/2021. [Talk] Sonja gives her introductory seminar at Wageningen University. Thanks for the nice discussions!
16/04/2021. [Paper] New review article out in Essays in Biochemistry: Nanopores – a versatile tool to study protein dynamics.
01/04/2021. [Team] Benjamin Vermeer joins the lab as the first PhD student. Welcome, Benjamin!
26/03/2021. [Talk] Sonja speaks at the Uni Iowa’s Dept. of Biochemistry Virtual Seminar: Protein Dynamics Across Timescales – using optical & electrical detection. Thank you for the invitation, Maria Spiess.
22/03/2021. [Talk] Sonja presents the NEOtrap at the international ‘Nanopore Weekly Meeting’ online: Put a Lid on It: Hold & Sense Single Proteins Using the Nanopore Electro-Osmotic Trap (NEOtrap). Thank you for the invitation, Profs Winterhalter, Wanunu, Long.
02/01/2021. Here we go: the NanoDynamicsLab is officially open! Happy & grateful to start up the lab together with postdoc Mattia Fontana, and as part of the Laboratory of Biophysics at WUR.