molecular microscopy


The "Molecular Microscopy Research Group" is part of the "Single-molecule Biophysics"-unit at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (Physics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands). We follow a question-driven approach to understand mechanistic aspects of membrane transport proteins such as ABC transporters linking their structure with function. Our main tools are fluorescence and single-molecule microscopy (confocal & epi-fluorescence/TIRF), F├Ârster-resonance energy-transfer as well localization-based super-resolution imaging (STORM/PALM). We are further active in developing photostable and switchable fluorescent probes as well as (single-molecule) assays to characterize (bio)chemical processes and structures. If you are interested in our activities, have a look in the research section, the job pages or directly get in touch with Thorben Cordes.
Contact: Molecular Microscopy Research Group, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands; +31-(0)-50-363-3385 (secretary) or -4165 (fax); e-mail: t.m.cordes(AT)

Latest News

07 / 2015

Goodbye and farewell…

… to a bunch of successful students: Matthijs, Si & Anisah who are all done with their thesis! Congrats and thank you very much for your contributions…

04 / 2015

Welcome to Sarah Henrikus!

Sarah joins as an exchange student from Saarbr├╝cken in Germany for her master project in chemistry – welcome!

02 / 2015

Welcome to Si Chen!

Si will work on photostabilization of organic fluorophores in the framework of her small project for the Top Master in Nanoscience – Welcome!