8/10/2018 Ran Tivony, Marcus Fletcher, Stuart Knowles and Filip Boskovic join the lab. Welcome.
Ran is a Blavatnik fellow and will investigate membrane transport using microfluidic approaches.
Marcus is a PhD student who will work on physics of lipid membrane transport and AMPs in a collaboration with NPL.
Stuart is a PhD student who will work on the physics of transport through channels.
Filip joins as MPhil student working on protein sensing using glass nanopores and DNA nanotechnology.
21/09/2018 New Part III projects!
Check out the selection of our exciting Part III projects for the academic year starting October 2018. If you are interested please get in touch with Ulrich (ufk20 (at) cam.ac.uk).
21/06/2018 Just published in Nature Comm.: An artificial structure made from DNA flips lipids at record rates.
Alex published his work on an artificial enzyme that flips lipids in biological membranes. For more details on our journey from idea to the paper check out Alex' blog post. Congrats Alex and a big thank you goes to everybody in the Aksimentiev Group at Urbana-Champaign for the great collaboration!
02/06/2018 Just published in Nano Letters: Machine learning for complex nanopore data.
Karolis and Nik published their work on neuronal nets for DNA barcode analysis in Nano Letters. QuipuNet can analyze even folded data and increases the number of events by a factor of 5. Congratulations!
21/05/2018 PhD hat for Yizhou. Congratulations.
Yizhou passed his viva with minor corrections. Congratulations. Balancing the hat and getting more presents ... Well done and all the best for the future!
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)
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
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
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.
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4/6/2013 Work on DNA origami nanopores by Silvia Hernandez Ainsa published in ACS nano
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.