To a successful defense and nice years of science! Luckily Dr. van der Velde will for now continue working with us…
The "Molecular Microscopy Research Group" is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials - an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. We follow a question-driven approach to understand molecular mechanisms of fundamental biological processes such as membrane transport. Our experimental tools are and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy and super-resolution imaging (STORM/PALM, STED). We are further active in developing fluorescent probes and biophysical assays to characterize (bio)chemical processes and structures.
A review on the use of Hemthioindigo photoswitches was published in ChemPhysChem.
Our most recent paper on intramolecular photostabilization appeared in Nature Communications – see also the press releases of the RUG and Zernike Institute. Congrats to Jasper, Jochem, Atieh, and Giorgos and many thanks to our fantastic collaborators Kirill Kolmakov, Christian Eggeling, Andreas Herrmann and Gerard Roelfes!