5) RUG-BP – Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
The RUG-BP infrastructure is located at the Zernike institute of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands and comprises the experimental biophysics efforts of the institute. RUG-BP has state-of-the-art equipment for all offered techniques and research output illustrates that we perform top-level research using these techniques. In particular the available techniques include Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Optical Tweezers, solid state NMR and fixed and life cell STED Super-resolution Microscopy.
Instruments / methodologies offered through TNA
- (High Speed) AFM: We provide access to both traditional as well as High speed AFM. Measurements are predominantly performed in liquid.
Refs: Nature Chemistry, ACS Nano, JACS
- Optical Tweezers: With this set-up we are able to trap one or two beads and to measure/exert pN forces and nm displacements.
Refs: Nano Letters, Science Advances
- ssNMR: The solid state NMR set-up is used for a variety of experiments with a focus on studying self-assembly processes.
Refs: Nature Communications, JACS
- STED microscopy: Our super resolution fluorescence microscopes are both used for fixed cell and life cell experiments.
Access modality: Access is typically provided as two weeks physical access.
Full details of the sample requirements for each of the techniques offered at this TNA site can be found here.