Single-molecule techniques for investigating the biology and the physics of nucleic acid and proteins

Dr. Nynke Dekker
Molecular Biophysics Group, Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft University of Technology

Single-molecule biophysics is a field that encompasses a vast terrain. In this talk, I will give some examples of our recent work to illustrate how both biological and physical questions can be addressed. The examples will include both our progress on observing the activity of a single antitumor drug molecule in real time and its implications for tumor cell death, as well as our efforts to utilize nanotechnology to study the physics of biomolecules.