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 amazing world of DNA-protein interactions utilizing methods of single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy.

Google Scholar Profile.

Carel Fijen (PhD student)

Carel joined the group in June 2013. He is studying DNA polymerases interacting with DNA by employing single-molecule FRET techniques. He is a graduate of Molecular Life Sciences here at Wageningen University.

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.

Jochem Vink (PhD student)

Jochem started his PhD thesis in the group of Dr. Stan Brouns (Link) and he is working on antiviral defence mechanisms in bacteria.

Sander Baas (MSc student)

Sander joined the group for her MSc thesis. He is going to set up three-dimensional super-resolution microscopy and design a new version of the miCube.

Sam van Beljouw (MSc student)

Sam joined the group for her MSc thesis. He is going to work towards monitoring bacterial conjugation in real time and at the single-cell level.

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)