A great article has been posted on the TU/e science webpage about the use of super-resolution microscopy to quantify nanoparticles. This article describes our research in the Marie Curie ITN project SuperCol, where 15 PhD students across Europe work to develop and image particle-based biosensors and drug delivery vehicles. As cherry on the pie it […]
EHCI grant awarded
In collaboration with Yuqin Jiao from the Photonic Integration group we were awarded an institutional grant from the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute. The aim of the collaboration will be to develop photonic-plasmonic integrated biosensors. A postdoc position will be opened soon!
Several publications accepted!
What a New Year present! Three papers were accepted for publication within two weeks, and two more submitted. Two manuscripts deal with the use of super-resolution localization microscopy to characterize nanoscale materials, whereas three manuscripts describe novel plasmonic sensors for DNA, protein, and enzymes. Thanks to all authors and collaborators for a great effort, you […]
Dutch Design Week
The ITN SuperCol (a European consortium coordinated by Peter Zijlstra) contributes to an exhibition themed ‘Sensing the Invisible’ in a joint exhibit with students and researchers of the ITN Consense, the international student competition SensUs, and the research group Molecular Plasmonics of SuperCol coordinator Dr Peter Zijlstra. The exhibit shows the future of biosensors and […]
Special issue in J. Chem. Phys.
Peter served as an editor of a special issue in JCP called “The Ever-Expanding Optics of Single-Molecules and Nanoparticles”. The issue highlights recent advances in single-molecule optics that stemmed from the pioneering work of, amongst others, Prof. Michel Orrit (who will formally retire in 2022). Other guest editors are Haw Yang, Frank Cichos, and Ted […]
NWO OTP grant awarded!
Received a grant to develop the next generation of water sensors together with industry The increasing population results in increasing contamination of the environment, notably water. This not only affects animal life, but may also threaten the supply of clean drinking water in the future. Monitoring of water quality at water treatment facilities and in […]
Real-Time Interfacial Nanothermometry using DNA-PAINT Microscopy
Sjoerd Nooteboom has developed a nanothermometer that specifically measures the temperature at several nanometers from an interface. This is an important step because it allows us to measure the surface temperature of biosensors, at the location where the biomolecules are. Read the article here.
Meeting in MPIP, Mainz marks the next phase of SUPERCOL!
On November 8th-11th,2021 the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) hosted the workshop ‘Colloidal synthesis and colloid characterization’ which kicked off the next phase of SUPERCOL. Read a full report here.
Molecular Plasmonics joins EHCI at TU/e
We are now a part of the newly founded Hendrik Casimir Institute, TU/e! https://www.tue.nl/en/research/institutes/eindhoven-hendrik-casimir-institute/
PhD vacancy available
We are excited to announce that a PhD vacancy is available for application at the molecular plasmonics group in Eindhoven University of Technology. PhD position on single-molecule plasmon sensing The PhD student will develop single-molecule and continuous biosensing principles based on plasmonic nanoparticles and optical detection methods. The project involves the design of plasmonic sensing […]