NIELS BOHR INSTITUTE

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

OPTICAL

TWEEZERS

biophysical research group


Welcome to the Optical Tweezers Group

We are a group of enthusiastic and creative scientists interested in understanding physical properties of biological systems at the single molecule to whole cell level.

We are located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

The group started out being centered around the possibilities offered by high quality optical tweezers platforms, however, our equipment park now also offers several types of front-line microscopy techniques along with equipment for correct handling of biological specimen, e.g., for cell culturing.

We work at the cross roads of physics, optics, biophotonics, chemistry molecular biology, and medicine enjoying a relatively large freedom in our project choices.

The group is led by Assoc. Prof. Lene Broeng Oddershede.

News

Danmarks Grundforskningsfond Center of Excellence

60 mio Dkr was awarded to funding StemPhys, a Center of Excellence lead by L.B. Oddershede, see press release.

Nature Protocols

Our method of tethering supercoiled circular DNA using PNA handles was published in Nature Protocols vol. 9 p. 2206 (2014).

PATENT

Our first patent on accurate photodiode detection of multiple optical traps was filed February 2014.