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 Prof. Lene Broeng Oddershede.
Lene B. Oddershede was awarded the EliteResearchPrize 2015, the largest public Danish Research Price, see press release.
Novo Nordisk Synergy Grant
15 mio Dkr was awarded to funding LANTERN, a novel collaboration between Panum and NBI, see press release.
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond Center of Excellence
60 mio Dkr was awarded to funding StemPhys, a Center of Excellence, see press release.