Lab News

Anna heads back to Fontys

This week we've sadly had to say goodbye to Anna, our Erasmus student from Fontys University, The Netherlands. During her time here Anna has developed a fully functioning and validated eTCSPC set-up, including TRAMS. She's now heading home to complete her undergraduate degree in Physics and Engineering. We hope she enjoyed her time with Craggs… Continue reading Anna heads back to Fontys

Conferences, Lab News

Craggs Lab On Tour

Last Friday Alice attended the Genome Stability Network meeting in Cambridge with our collaborators in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Meanwhile, Tim presented at the N8 Biophysical and Biochemical Symposium at the University of York, and Ben won the prize for best poster! No rest for the wicked: Tim and Ben were immediately off to the… Continue reading Craggs Lab On Tour

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New Craggs Lab Members – A Muddy Initiation

This academic year brings four more members to the Craggs lab. We have a new PhD student, Alice, who is starting work on an exciting project studying the conformational dynamics of aberrant nucleic acids. Anna has joined us from Fontys University in the Netherlands for 5 months, working on a TCSPC anisotropy set-up, and we… Continue reading New Craggs Lab Members – A Muddy Initiation

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Nature Methods Paper Published

Researchers establish a benchmark for accurate determination of internal dimensions within individual molecules A worldwide study involving 20 laboratories has established and standardized a method to measure exact distances within individual biomolecules, down to the scale of one millionth of the width of a human hair. The new method represents a major improvement of a… Continue reading Nature Methods Paper Published

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Modular single-molecule FRET microscope – take 2!

Today we, or rather as @msdillingham pointed out, James, John and Jon, started to rebuild our single-molecule confocal FRET microscope in our brand new, climate controlled lab space. Hopefully, due to the simple, robust design, it will be pretty straightforward to put back together! We will be videoing the whole process and making available a… Continue reading Modular single-molecule FRET microscope – take 2!