Vrijmibo by dr. Rifka Vlijm
Join us on Discord for our next Francken Friday Lecture, hosted by dr. Rifka Vlijm, Assistant Professor in Molecular Biophysics. The talk will start t 17:00 and here you can read a summary of what the talk will be about: "Stop those evil cloners! how beating an old physics formula opens up many doors in our attempt to study life.
I will tell the story of what got me into physics, how I wandered through several topics, and how all of this experience now comes together in my new group within the Molecular Biophysics unit. In our lab we use Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscopy to study protein structures in the cell nucleus. Our main focus is on cell division. Cell division is an extremely dynamic process, and errors in this phase of the cell cycle have far-reaching consequences. Studying the protein dynamics at relevant scale is not trivial, as the dynamical interplay is at scales much smaller than the diffraction limit of light, and thus beyond the reach of traditional microscopes. Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy on the other hand does allow imaging with a resolution of 30-40 nanometres even in cells."