molecular microscopy


The "Molecular Microscopy Research Group" is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials - an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). We follow a question-driven approach to understand mechanistic aspects of membrane transport proteins by linking structure to function. Our main tools are fluorescence and single-molecule microscopy (confocal & epi-fluorescence/TIRF), Förster-resonance energy-transfer and 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 biochemical and catalytic 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 us.

Latest News

01 / 2016

Paper in Nature Communications

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!

11 / 2015

Welcome to Yichen Li & Yusran Muthahari…

…who both start their PhD project in Groningen!

10 / 2015

Big changes ahead: coming and leaving

One of the first lab members is leaving the group after 4 years of exciting research – farewell to Evelyn – we wish you all the best for your future in Don Lamb’s group at LMU Munich in Germany! More people leaving: Sarah Henrikus, Marijn de Boer and Kostas Tassis all succesfully finished their master thesis. Sarah returns to Germany (at least for now) but luckily Marijn and Kostas will start their PhD in the lab…