Cees Dekker Lab in the spotlight: exploring life at the nanoscale


At the Cees Dekker Lab, all the hard work of DNA and proteins comes alive on the tiniest scale. Building on the foundations of Cees Dekker’s discoveries on carbon nanotubes and the application of nanotechnology to biology, the team studies DNA and proteins one on one in vitro, while slowly starting to combine them to build up life’s emerging properties. Roman Barth, PhD student in the group: “The fact that you can take SMC proteins outside of the cell and still see them at work is fascinating.” Read more