Dr. Johannes Hohlbein

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physics (2008, Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg), I worked as a postdoc in the ‘Gene Machines’ group of Achilles Kapanidis at the University of Oxford. As of October 2012,  I am an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Biophysics at Wageningen UR. My lab looks into the amazing world of DNA-protein interactions utilizing methods of single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy.

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Mattia Fontana (PhD student)

Mattia joined the group in September 2016. In collaboration with the group of Dolf Weijers (Laboratory of Biochemistry) he study the Auxin Response Factor (ARF), which is an important transcription factor regulating cell growth and differentiation in plants.

Koen Martens (PhD student)

Koen joined the group in September 2016. In collaboration with the groups of John van Duynhoven (Unilever and Laboratory of Biophysics), Aldrik Velders (Laboratory of Bionanotechnology) and Atze Jan van der Groot (Food Process Engineering) he is studying anisotropic food structures using single-particle diffusometry.

Suyeon Yang (PhD student)

Suyeon joined the group in November 2018. In collaboration with John van Duynhoven (Unilever and Laboratory of Biophysics) and as part of the big NWO CHIPP LICENSE consortium, she will study lipid oxidation at oil/water interfaces using super-resolution microscopy.

Abbas Jabermoradi (PhD student)

Abbas joined in April 2019. In collaboration with John van Duynhoven (Unilever and Laboratory of Biophysics) and as part of a NWO TA LOCALBIOFOOD consortium, he will study super-resolution based localisation of biomolecules at food-related interfaces.

Jochem Vink (PhD student)

Jochem is a PhD student working in the group of Dr. Stan Brouns (Link) but likes to visit us to visualise antiviral defence mechanisms in bacteria.

George Vogelaar (MSc student)

George started his MSc thesis to study diffusion of dCas9 in Lactococcus lactis using single-particle tracking PALM.

Vincent Boerkamp (MSc student)

Vincent started his MSc thesis and is supporting Koen in his quest to monitor particle diffusion in meat replacers.

Sven Koens (BSc student)

Sven started his BSc thesis (with BIC & BIP)) to study the influence of control elements to the transcription factor binding.

Ben Tumulero (BSc student)

Ben started his BSc thesis to study the PAINTing of Lactococcus lactis with Nile Red.

Laboratory of Biophysics

We are very grateful for the strong support by the various members of the Laboratory of Biophysics.

Previous members

Stef van der Krieken (BSc, 2013), Stefan Hutten (BSc, 2013), Jaap Keijsers (MSc, 2014), Alejandro Montón (Erasmus PhD student, 2014), Jochem Vink (MSc, 2014), Koen Tensen (BSc, 2015), Mattia Fontana (MSc, 2015), Cris Verweij (BSc, 2016), Lonneke Zuidgeest (Internship-stagiair, 2016), Rebecca Kaup (BSc , 2016), Gea van de Kerkhof (MSc, 2016), Ebru Acun (Internship-stagiair, 2016), Stan van de Wall (BSc, 2016), Timo Wenzel (Internship, 2016), Shazia Farooq (PhD, 2017), Jan Groen (MSc, 2017), Charlotte Westbroek (MSc, 2017), Sander Baas (MSc, 2017), Andreas Hentrich (Internship, 2018), Hans Dekker (Capita Selecta, 2018), Carel Fijen (PhD, 2018), Meike Kronenberg (BSc, 2018), Sam van Beljouw (MSc, 2018)