We are a group of scientists at the Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge, UK. Our research is focused on understanding transport processes through membranes.
The physics of ions, macromolecules and particles in confined geometries at the single molecule/-particle level is of particular interest. We exert maximum control over all parameters in our experiments using several techniques: DNA (origami) self-assembly, optical trapping, particle tracking, fluorescence microscopy, electrophysiology, or micro-/nanofluidics, often in combination.
Our interdisciplinary team combines researchers with expertise in physics, engineering, physical chemistry, biochemistry/biology, and micro- and nanofabrication.
In case you are interested in working with us, please get in touch with Ulrich by email: ufk20 (at) cam.ac.uk.
We gratefully acknowledge funding of our work from various sources including:
31/12/2019 Published in ACS nano: Tunable Anion Selective Transport through Mono-Layer Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride
16/12/2019 Published in PNAS: Optimizing Brownian escape rates by potential shaping
28/11/2019 Published in Nanotechnology: Noise properties of rectifying and non-rectifying nanopores
5/11/2019 Published in Nano Letters: All-optical detection of neuronal membrane depolarization in
live cells using colloidal quantum dots
23/10/2019 Published in Nucleic Acids Research: Controlling aggregation of cholesterol-modified DNA nanostructures
11/10/2019 Published in Nano Letters: Monitoring G-Quadruplex Formation with DNA Carriers and
11/9/2019 Published in Applied Physics Letters: Cation dependent electroosmotic flow in glass nanopores
26/7/2019 Published in Nano Letters: Current Enhancement in Solid-State Nanopores Depends on Three-Dimensional DNA Structure
8/7/2019 Published online JACS: FeII4L4 Tetrahedron Binds to Nonpaired DNA Bases
1/7/2019 NEW paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.: Nonlinear Electrophoresis of Highly Charged Nonpolarizable Particles