Lumicks: Molecular Tweezers for the life sciences
|Dates:||22 November 2023|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Molecular tweezers are a Nobel Prize winning technology and are at the forefront of single molecule analysis. The technique utilises optical traps providing force measurements combined with fluorescence microscopy to enable simultaneous manipulation, measurement, and visualization of single-molecule interactions. Researchers use the instruments to unravel the molecular mechanisms governing DNA processes, protein folding, cell mechanics, cellular structure and transport such as EV’s and coacervation.
We have invited Lumicks, the company behind the instrumentation, to give a presentation on the capabilities and possibilities of the instrument to see if there is benefit in bringing the technology to Manchester.
Any enquiries and if you would like to meet with the Lumicks team please contact Tom Jowitt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Travel and Contact Information
Michael Smith Building