Wayne, Jorine and Xin won the contest for best proposal at NanoFront03.04.2017

Wayne, Jorine and Xin won the contest for best proposal at the NanoFront retreat at Courchevel. They proposed a collaboration with Sense Jan van der Molen at Leiden for low-eV imaging of chromatin structures. Congrats!

The 2017 Nanosmat Prize was awarded to Cees Dekker13.03.2017

The 2017 Nanosmat Prize was awarded to Cees Dekker

Our most senior award – NANOSMAT PRIZE recognises, substantiates and honors only very high calibre scientists for their professional leadership, originality and innovation in research and development relating to nanoscience and nanotechnology with a particular focus on nanomaterials.
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Our Science paper on bacterial cell division is out17.02.2017

Our Science paper on bacterial cell division is out
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Congrats to Je-Kyung Ryu07.02.2017

Congrats to Je-Kyung Ryu for getting a Marie Curie fellowship for work on Single-Molecule Studies on Condensin

Sergii Pud won the award for best poster at the 1st Biology for Physics Conference in Barcelona. Congrats!20.01.2017

EMBO award to Jorine Eeftens!19.01.2017

Our PhD student Jorine Eeftens was awarded an EMBO Short-Term Fellowship for collaborative work with the Eric Greene lab. Congrats!

Congrats to Fabai Wu for getting a prestigious Rubicon grant09.01.2017

NWO decided to grant Fabai Wu a Rubicon grant for his proposal “Energy budgeting of microbial players in global carbon and nitrogen cycles”, which he will carry out at Caltech

Our latest paper online in Nanoscale09.01.2017

Our latest paper online in Nanoscale: DNA supercoiling determines nucleosome handedness.

Our eLIFE paper on Min proteins in a box now online09.01.2017

see also comment in Nature Physics: ‘Pole dancing’

Our latest paper out in eLIFE29.11.2016

Min proteins in a box – our latest paper out in eLIFE

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What can possibly be better than a nanopore?29.11.2016

What can possibly be better than a nanopore? Well… 2 nanopores.
See our Nano Letters paper

FOM awards, 15.1 million euros to highly promising research25.11.2016

Determining the protein sequence in a single molecule

Together with researchers from Wageningen University and the University of Groningen, researchers from Delft University of Technology under the leadership of Dr Chirlmin Joo want to analyse proteins molecule by molecule using single-molecule techniques. A biological nanomachine will align the protein molecules after which the researchers will read out the amino acid sequence using a combination of optical techniques (single-molecule fluorescence) and electrical detection with nanopores. This will lay the foundation for a spectacular new technique for determining the protein sequence at single molecule level, also for complex and diverse cell proteins.

Joo is looking forward to the programme: “In view of the high desirability of gaining a better understanding of the molecular basis of human diseases, a method is needed that can accurately analyse proteins. With our team – three biophysicists, a biochemist, an organic chemist and a bioinformatician – I am looking forward to developing a first proof-of-concept for single-molecule protein sequencing.”

Funded! Single-molecule protein sequencing with nanopores22.11.2016

Great news: Our project on developing single-molecule protein sequencing with nanopores – a collaboration with Chirlmin Joo’s group and others – got funded by FOM.

Welcome Sabina Caneva01.11.2016

Sabina will also work in Herre van der Zant’s lab

Nice Nature comment on our work:20.09.2016


Sergii Pud got awarded the Jülicher Excellence Prize20.09.2016

Sergii Pud got awarded the Jülicher Excellence Prize as his PhD thesis was selected to be the best one for 2015 in Jülich. Congrats !

Our Nature Nanotech paper appeared: knots in DNA detected with nanopores22.08.2016

Calin Plesa’s paper now appeared in Nature Nanotechnology. We can detect knots in DNA with nanopores, read more :
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Welcome Xin Shi22.08.2016

Xin will work on Raman spectroscopy with plasmonic nanopores

Welcome to Mahipal Ganji25.07.2016

We welcome Mahipal Ganji as a new postdoc to our lab. He will work on DNA plectonemes.

Welcome to Sabina Caneva12.07.2016

Sabina will join as a postdoc in a collaborative project with the group of prof. Herre van der Zant