Impressions from the KeyserLab


2017 Christmas Dinner with DNA cookies (Thank you Diana)

2017 June - Michael and Nikita leaving drinks, thank you for the work. Good luck in your next positions! Drinks at Castle pub, 16/6/2017

All the best for the future at TTP consulting (MIW) and at Berkley (NH)!

2017 November - Elisa, PhD hat No. XIII, Congratulations! 21/11/2017

All the best for your next job at IBM in Ruschlikon.

2017 May - Jinglin, PhD hat No. XII, Congratulations! Drinks in Brewhouse, 11/5/2017

2017 February - Michael, PhD hat No. XI, Congratulations! Drinks in Red Bull Pub, 24/2/2017

2017 January - Kerstin, PhD hat No. X, Congratulations! 10/1/2017

All the best for the future wherever you will go!


2016 September - Dr Nicholas A. W. Bell, actually left to join the other place! 2/9/2016

All the best for the future - Nick was with us since 2010! Amazing success during 3 years as PhD and Postdoc. We wish that you choose your next projects as wisely as before. Thank you Nick! The group worried about your energy levels ... enjoy ...

2016 September - Karolis, PhD hat No. IX, (first in Maxwell) and viva drinks at Fort St. George, Congratulations! 2/9/2016

All the best for the future - Dr. Misiunas!

2016 June - New group photo and group trip 10-14 June

2016 February - Start of new lunch seminar series - Pizza and science

Room 980A in Rutherford is getting crowded

2016 January - Maria's last day in the Rutherford offices

2016 January - Moving office into the Maxwell


2015 November - Jehangir, PhD hat No. VIII, and viva drinks at Fort St. George, Congratulations! 3/11/2015

"As physicists we are reductionists ..." could be true ...

All the best for the future - Dr. Cama!

2015 September - Vivek leaving Dinner at Carpenters Arms 23/10/2015

All the best for the future at EPFL!

2015 June, Irene, Madhavi and Nadanai leaving Dinner Cocum and drinks at Isaac Newton 26/07/2015

All the best for the future at Nottingham, Johns Hopkins and EPFL!

2015 - June, group retreat to Glasgow/Claonaig, Kintyre, Scotland 26-29/6/2015

2015 June - Nadanai, PhD hat No. VII, Congratulations Dr. Laohakunakorn! 19/06/2015

2014 December - Oliver Pambos, PhD "hat" No. VI, Congratulations Dr. Pambos! 15/12/2014

2014 November - Prof Muthukumar leaving drinks Granta Pub 21/11/2014

2014 September - Stefano leaving drinks Granta Pub 26/9/2014

2014 June - Group trip to Barcelona 05/6/2014-09/6/2014

06/06/2014 Talks at Mini-Symposium organised by Miguel Rubi at U Barcelona

06/06/2014 Visit to ICFO

07/06/2014 Journal club and science discussions on the beach

08/06/2014 Some sightseeing

2014 May - Vivek Thacker, PhD hat No. V, viva celebrations at Brewhouse 27/05/2014

2014 May - Making of a PhD hat for Vivek Thacker 26/05/2014

2014 February - Nick Bell, PhD hat No. IV, viva celebrations at Castle 12/02/2014


2013 December - Christmas Bowling and Dinner 12/12/2013

2013 September - Sandip gets a new hat (Sandip leaving dinner) 21/09/2013

2013 September - Leverhulme Lecture 3 16/09/2013

2013 September - Simon Leaving Dinner (Flammkuchen and Kaiserschmarrn) 13/09/2013

2013 August - Group Retreat 23/08/2013

2013 August - "Jana Gana Mana" Dinner for Indian Independence Day 16/08/2013

2013 July - Sandip Leverhulme Lecture (30deg outside) 15/07/2013

2013 May - New football table 31/05/2013

2013 May - Inaugural Cricket evening 20/05/2013

2013 May - Stefano enjoying the one day of summer

2013 Lent Term Dinner 21/3/2013


2012 Christmas Dinner 13/12/2012

2012 Catalin Chimerel, PhD hat No. III, drinks (Castle) 29/10/2012

2012 Spanish Dinner 3/6/2012

2012 Group photo 16/3/2011


2011 Nanopore workshop in London 14/12/2011

2011 Oliver Otto, PhD hat No. II, post viva drinks (Castle) 29/11/2011

2011 Group Trip to Edale 23-25/09/2011

some talks/work


2011 Lorenz Steinbock with PhD hat I., drinks at Maypol) 19/09/2011

2011 Lent term dinner 23/03/2011

2011 Birthday Party Stefano and Oliver 26/01/2011


2010 Michaelmas term dinner 26/10/2010

2010 Group Trip Summer school in Berder, France 26/08/2010

2010 Lent term dinner 18/03/2010

Fabian farewell and Oliver's birthday party 19/01/2010

Christmas party 6/12/2009

Dinner Nanosci E+ meeting 22/10/2009

Dinner German general election 27/09/2009

Punting September 2009

Punting with Huppert group July 2009


12/2/2018 New paper on voltage sensing with DNA origami out in Nano Letters Congratulations to Elisa and Clare for the great work.

12/1/2018 Alex Ohmann wins Poster Prize at Cavendish Research Day Congratulations!

Alex presented his recent work on how to build artificial enzymes with DNA self-assembly that flip lipids in biological membranes. More details on his research can be found here in our preprint.

1/10/2017 Nikki Weckman, Diana Sobota, and Adrian Leathers join the lab. Welcome.

Nikki joins our nanopore sensing efforts as a postdoctoral researcher.

Diana is a Winton PhD fellow who will develop novel DNA nanostructures for membranes.

Adrian is a visiting ERASMUS student from EPFL who will work on the physics of channels.

14/12/2016 Abdus Salam price for PhD work of Kerstin Goepfrich.

Kerstin won 2016 Abdus Salam price for her work on DNA nanopores and channels. Great work and excellent presentation. Well deserved success and recognition of your work over the last 4 years.

30/11/2016 NanoDTC associate status fro Niklas Ermann

PhD student Niklas Ermann applied with a research porposal to the NanoDTC programme. After a competition with tens of other applicants Niklas was admitted to the NanoCDT associates programme. He will benefit from access to travel funding for visiting conferences. Congratulations for the great presentation and convincing the voters of your project.

22/6/2016 Building an ion channel out of a single DNA double helix. (Nano Letters)

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Kerstin shows in recent paper that a single DNA helix with hydrophobic modifications can be used to build teh smallest DNA based ion channel ever. Congratulations.

26/11/2016 PhD student Kerstin Goepfrich tests the MinION sequencer for BBC radio programme

Kerstin analysed the DNA found in a fgruit smoothie with the handheld sequencer developed mby Oxforde Nanopore Technolgy. You can download the recording and a brief description of the programme and results here.

4/4/2016 DNA carriers enable multiplexed protein detection published in Nature Nanotechnology

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Our work on enhancing nanopore sensing with DNA nanotechnology is published today in Nature Nanotechnology. Great work Nick.

15/7/2015Nondecaying hydrodynamic interactions published in Physical Review Letters

Karolis' paper on long range interaction sin tightly confining channels is published in PRL. Great work and important addition to our understanding of hydrodynamic interactions in channels.

20/4/2014 Auxetic nuclei in embryonic stem cells published in Nature Materials

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Stefano's work on probing the mechanical properties of nuclei in embryonic stem cells was published. We show that the nucleus expands when stretched and compacts when compressed, proving that natural systems can have negative Poisson ratio. OPur work was highlighted by several journals.
News and Views by Ning Wang: nature materials
Highlighted in Science: Editor's choice

7/11/2013 Goepfrich et al. make DNA based nanostructures that act like ion channels in lipid membranes.

Kerstin showed that her designed DNA strcutures can punch holes into lipid membranes. The work was published on Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations. The press release is avaialble on the U Cambridge site.
Web coverage:
azonano , e!science , sciencedaily , eurekalert , cambridgenetwork ,

4/6/2013 Work on DNA origami nanopores by Silvia Hernandez Ainsa published in ACS nano

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Silvia shows in her work how to control DNA translocation using designed DNA origami nanopores. Our work was highlighted on Genome Web.

22/4/2013 Work of Li, Bell et al. on Protein detection ACS nano highlighted on NanoWerk

Tina and Nick show experiments on detecting proteins in glass nanopores and discuss the various challenges of the technique.