Dr. Johannes Hohlbein
After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physics (2008, Universität Halle-Wittenberg), I worked as a postdoc in the ‘Gene Machines’ group of Achilles Kapanidis at the University of Oxford. Since 2012 I am working in the Laboratory of Biophysics at Wageningen UR, first as an assistant professor and currently as a tenured associate professor. My lab looks into the amazing world of DNA-protein interactions utilizing methods of single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy.
Mattia Fontana (PhD student)
Mattia joined the group in September 2016. In collaboration with the group of Dolf Weijers (Laboratory of Biochemistry) he studies 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 Goot (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.
Vincent Boerkamp (MSc student)
Vincent started his MSc thesis and is supporting Koen in his quest to monitor particle diffusion in meat replacers.
Šarūnė Ivanovaitė (Erasmus+ student)
Šarūnė will characterise a variety of fluidic devices that we got our hands on including devices for high throughput smFRET screening, trapping of bacteria and establishing DNA curtains.
Elmar van der Wijk (MSc student)
Elmar will utilise new DNA constructs for smFRET based studies of ARF transcription factor binding.
Laboratory of Biophysics
We are very grateful for the strong support by the various members of the Laboratory of Biophysics.
Previous group 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), Ben Tumulero (BSc, 2019), Sven Koens (BSc, 2019), George Vogelaar (MSc, 2019)