Real-time observation of translation of single mRNA molecules in live cells.

Speaker: Marvin Tanenbaum Department: Department of Bionanoscience Subject: Real-time observation of translation of single mRNA molecules in live cells. Location: Delft University of Technology Date: 24 March 2017 Author: Romano van Genderen The research by professor Tanenbaum was about the kinetics of translation. He started by talking about how many genes, about 20%, oscillate in … Continue reading Real-time observation of translation of single mRNA molecules in live cells.

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Light Sheet Microscopy

Speaker:             Malte Wachsmuth Department:     Cell biology  Location:            Erasmus MC Date:                    23-02-2017 Author:               Katja Slangewal Light-sheet microscopy is a microscopy technique optimized by a start-up company called Luxendo (part of EMBL). This technique is special because it enables live cell imaging for an increased amount of time with a resolution close to … Continue reading Light Sheet Microscopy

Information processing in the neural and gene regulatory networks

Aïsha Mientjes aishamientjes@gmail.com 4460960 Seminar 4: Speaker:  Gasper Tkacik              Department: Bionanoscience Subject: Information processing in the neural and gene regulatory networks Location: TU Delft           Date: 22-03        Dr. Tkacik dived up his lecture in several parts. The first part dealt with history. He explained a little bit about Shannon’s information theory. Shannon stated that in communication … Continue reading Information processing in the neural and gene regulatory networks

Quantum optomechanics – exploring mechanical motion in the quantum regime

Aïsha Mientjes aishamientjes@gmail.com 4460960 Seminar 3: Speaker:  Markus Aspelmeyer   Department: Nanoscience/Physics Subject: Quantum Optomechanics – exploring mechanical motion in the quantum regime. Location: TU Delft           Date: 02-03        Dr. Aspelmeyer started out the lecture by explaining what quantum optomechanics is. It is the combination of opto mechanics and quantum optics. In quantum optics, fluctuations infer with … Continue reading Quantum optomechanics – exploring mechanical motion in the quantum regime

Evolution and Assembly of Eukaryotic Chromatin

Speaker: Fransesca Mattiroli Department: Lugi Lab, University of Colorado Boulder Subject: Evolution and assembly of eukaryotic Chromatin Location: TU Delft, Bionanoscience department Date: 10-02-2017 Author: Mirte Golverdingen   Fransesca Mattiroli’s research is focussed on the DNA packaging units called nucleosomes. These structures organize DNA in the eukaryotic cell nucleus. Nucleosomes are formed by an octameric … Continue reading Evolution and Assembly of Eukaryotic Chromatin

Crosstalk of Immune and Nervous Systems

Speaker: Frauke Zipp Department: Neurology, Mainz (Germany) Location: Erasmus MC Rotterdam Date: February 6, 2017 Author: Teun Huijben Frauke Zipp is the head of the neuro-immunology research group in the Department of Neurology of the Medical University of Mainz, Germany. The main focus of her research is gaining better understanding of the complex interplay between … Continue reading Crosstalk of Immune and Nervous Systems

Further investigation to the role of Arf1 in the Golgi apparatus

Speaker: Francesca Bottanelli Department: Yale University Subject: Live-cell nanoscopy of protein sorting at the Golgi Location: A1.100 (TU Delft) Date: 14-11-2016 Kristian Blom At the 14th of November I visited a BN seminar given by dr. Francesca Bottanelli, a postdoctoral associate in cell biology in the Rothman Lab at Yale University. Dr. Bottanelli is a … Continue reading Further investigation to the role of Arf1 in the Golgi apparatus

Spacer acquisition and regulation of CRISPR-Cas systems

  Speaker: Peter Fineran Subject: Spacer acquisition and regulation of CRISPR-Cas systems Location: Delft Department: Bionanoscience Date: 21-02-2017 Author: Carolien Bastiaanssen The Fineran lab is interested in the interactions between mobile genetic elements and bacteria. They study the defense mechanisms that bacteria evolved to protect themselves against invaders such as bacteriophages. Their research focusses on … Continue reading Spacer acquisition and regulation of CRISPR-Cas systems

Deciphering the functional organization of neuronal circuits controlling locomotion

Speaker: Ole Kiehn Department: Neuroscience department Subject: Deciphering the functional organization of neuronal circuits controlling locomotion Location: Erasmus MC Date: 06-03-2017 Author: Renée van der Winden Ole Kiehn came to talk to us about his research on how locomotion is controlled by the nervous system. All the research he did was on mice, so everything … Continue reading Deciphering the functional organization of neuronal circuits controlling locomotion

Quantum Optomechanics

Speaker: Markus Aspelmeyer Department: Kavli Colloqium Subject: Quantum Optomechanics – exploring mechanical motion in the quantum regime Location: TU Delft Date: 01-03-2017 Author: Renée van der Winden Markus Aspelmeyer came to talk to us about his research in establishing mechanical motion in the quantum regime. Techniques for this already exist, but only for single ions. … Continue reading Quantum Optomechanics