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About 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.

The Optical Tweezers group started:

...in February 1999, at the Niels Bohr Institute, after funding became available from the Danish Research Councils, through the Freja-programme.

...with construction of the first optical trap in Scandinavia and has since expanded the instrument park to 4 different optical tweezers setups, along with several biochemical and physical laboratory facilities.

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