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PostDoc in Optics/Physics wanted! April 22nd, 2016

PostDoc with a background in physics/engineering and a strong interest In microscopy, optical engineering and BioImaging Job description: Our laboratory works at the interface of physics, informatics, cell- and molecular biology, we develop new methods and microscopy instrumentation and we employ […]

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New tools for yeast library construction March 11th, 2016

the SWAp-Tag strategy go here!

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Skiretreat ahead …. from 28th to 3rd we are out of the lab …. February 26th, 2016

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A trial in BioRxiv September 11th, 2015

We submitted a technical manuscript for publication and simultaneously uploaded it to BioRxiv … with excellent feedback! Several people contacted us in order to obtain reagents or to discuss data…. Update (Nov’15) : We actually were contacted by people who […]

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How good is your fluorescence microscope working? August 10th, 2015

If you have no clue whether your microscope is working according to its ‘diffraction limit’ (=providing the resolution it is supposed to according of the specification of its optical part), you can now find out very easy by using a new […]

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How to duplicate a yeast gene …. August 10th, 2015

Do you want to increase the gene dosage from one copy to two copies without the hassle of cloning the gene followed by chromosomal integration, then read our small PLoS One paper, and be surprised how easy this is….PCR Duplication: A One-Step […]

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New fluorescent protein – better FCCS April 21st, 2015

our evolved long-stokes shift fluorescent protein mKeima8.5 – based on mKeima – has made it into a paper … thanks to a great collaboration with Jagesh Shah and his group and the folks at Montana State University…and hopefully soon into […]

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How to make a promoter-reporter fusion without hassle.. August 10th, 2015

Do you want to use a particular promoter to drive your reporter gene, but you are too lazy to clone the promoter into your reporter plasmid, then read how you can save some time and hassle ……..PCR Duplication: A One-Step […]

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2. Position: Team from the lab with friends successful in the ‘Henkel’ Lauf May 12th, 2015

Martin, Patrick and Florian together with Katrin and Bogdan made a sensational 2nd place in the annual Henkel run – congratulations!

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Cells … June 29th, 2015

Cells are the smallest functional units of the most complex 3D objects that currently exist  …. .. and we need to understand how they function! My lab hopes to contribute to this goal by several ways. First, we develop methods to study the spatio-temporal […]

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