09/2021: New preprint on super-resolution microscopy of virus particle morphology and protein distribution from the lab of Nicole Robb at Wawrick University (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.23.461536v1.abstract).
09/2021: Farewell to Christian Gebhardt who starts a new life outiside of academia - thanks so much for the hard work, many papers and the good times we had (and see you soon for your defense)!
09/2021: Welcome to Liselotte van Dommelen from TU Eindhoven who joins our group for an internship!
08/2021: Farewell to Dr. Peng Zhou who returns to Nanjing Tech University.
07/2021: New preprint on conformationally restrained cyanine dyes and their imaging applications from a collaborative project with the Schnerman, Sauer and Tinnefeld labs (Link https://chemrxiv.org/engage/chemrxiv/article-details/60c759aa567dfe6399ec6aa9).
07/2021: An official farewell to Dr. Niels Zijlstra who leaves the group after 3 productive years - you will be missed dearly Niels!!!
07/2021: New papers (and associated covers stories) in ChemPhysChem on cyanine fluorophores (Link: https://chemistry-europe.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cphc.202000935) and in ChemBioChem on photostabilization in fluorescent proteins (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.07.980722v1.abstract).
06/2021: New preprint on the structure of T3SS machinery (Link: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.20.391094v2.full).
05/2021: The structure of SYBR Gold including a photophysical characterization of the dye on DNA (Link: https://academic.oup.com/nar/article/49/9/5143/6255699?login=true).
03/2021: The current state of affairs in the smFRET community: https://elifesciences.org/articles/60416
01/2021: Welcome to Despoina Kapiki who joins our group as a PhD student within the ERN Neurotrans and (an official) farewell to Markus Springer who supported our team over the past years. We hope you stick around (on zoom/skype/personally) and we finish all the great projects you started!!!
12/2020: New article accepted on conformational states of bacterial saliac acid transporters in Journal of Molecular Biology (available as preprint : https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.02.404004v1).
11/2020: Cross validation of EPR and smFRET distance measurements (thanks to the Hagelüken lab for the nice collaboration): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.23.394080v1.abstract
10/2020: Our BMBF grant with Nanotemper Technologies and Böhringer Ingelheim starts officially!
11/2020: An important characterization of cyanine fluorophores, which are often used for smFRET, is available on bioRxiv: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.13.381152v1.abstract
10/2020: How did the induced-fit ligand binding mechanism evolve structurally? A possible answer here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.19.344861v1.abstract
08/2020: A new paper and a preprint on ABC transporter mechanisms are available in JMB (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283620304927) and bioRxiv (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.07.241463v1.abstract).
05/2020: A summary of recent developments related to self-healing organic dyes in JPC-Letters (with cover image - congrats to Michael and Lei): https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03833
07.05.2020 - PhD position available: https://neurotrans.meduniwien.ac.at/recruitment/
07.03.2020 - New preprint on bioRxiv on self-healing fluorescent proteins: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.07.980722v1.abstract
03.03.2020 - ABC meeting in Innsbruck, great meeting before the lockdown...
01.02.2020 - Nicolas Wendler joins for an internship and his Msc Thesis. Jonas Hammerl joins for a Forschungspraktikum. - Welcome!
7.11.2019 - Funding for exchange and collaboration with our Australian partners from the McDevitt lab from DAAD granted!
24.09.2019 - New project in European Training Network "NeuroTrans" (coordinator Thomas Stockner, MUW, AUS); a new PhD student will start in summer 2020.
17.09.2019 - Adria Nicolas joins the group as DAAD exchance student from IRB Barcelona - welcome!
12.09.2019 - Gabriel, Markus, Felix, Jing and Charlotte defended their Msc/Bsc projects - well done!
03.09.2019 - The group joins the 25th Picoquant workshop in Berlin
01.09.2019 - Peng Zhou joins our group as CSC postdoctoral fellow to work on single-molecule Chemistry - welcome!
01.07.2019 - Welcome to Dr. Joana Fort from IRB Barcelona who visits the group for 3 month funded via an EMBO short-term fellowship to perform smFRET on secondary transporters!
01.04.2019 - Welcome to Guncha Agrawal, Maggie Jackson and Charlotte Stierstorfer who join for internships, and to Felix Pioch and Jingzhi Zhang who do their Bsc-thesis in our group.
01.01.2019 - Welcome to Markus Springer and Gabriel Moya who join our group for their Msc-thesis.
01.01.2019 - Marija Ram joins the lab as research technician, Oliver Brix starts his PhD on Femtosecond spectroscopy - welcome!
25.11.2018 - Welcome to Dr. Lei Zhang who joins the group for postdoctoral research funded by an Alexander van Humboldt fellowship.
01.11.2018 - We are now officially part of SFB863 "Forces in Biomolecules Systems" (Link: http://www.sfb863.de/); this means funding of two PhD positions until the end of 2021 - Prost!
25.10.2018 - Welcome to Han Zhongying & Gu Yuan who both join the lab funded by a CSC-fellowship to work on their PhD projects!
10.10.2018 - Welcome to Hendrik Müller who does his Bachelor thesis in our group!
01.10.2018 - Welcome to Nicolas Wendler and Dominik Kammerer who join the group for internship projects.
30.09.2018 - Farewell to Susanne Mentz who decided to move in the beautiful north of Germany!
20.09.2018 - A new paper on smFRET of ABC exporters appeared in EMBO Journal: http://emboj.embopress.org/content/early/2018/09/20/embj.2018100056.
01.09.2018 - Dominykas Zala & Jingzhi Zhang join the group for Msc Thesis and an Internship - welcome!
31.08.2018 - A collaborative effort on distance measurements in DNA appeared in Nature Methods, congrats to Christian for participation! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-018-0085-0
30.08.2018 - Rebecca's and Christian's Minireview appears in BIOspektrum: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12268-018-0945-2
01.08.2018 - Dr. Niels Zijlstra joins the group funded by an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. He will work in collaboration with the Tampé group in Frankfurt; welcome!
01.08.2018 - Marinus Mayerbacher joins the group for a project on femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy.
30.07.2018 - The remains of Thorben's PhD are finally being published in Chemical Physics: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301010418306086
30.04.2018 - Nadia returns to Groningen! Thanks for the support...
15.03.2018 - Charlotte Stierstorfer joins the group for her Bsc Thesis - welcome!
11.03.2018 - Rebecca Mächtel has been awarded an "ABC2018 Young Investigator Award" for her poster presentation entitled "Development of novel single-molecule tools for the visualization of conformational states" presented at the 7th FEBS special meeting on ATB binding casette proteins, Innsbruck, Austria
19.01.2018 - Our most recent review paper appeared in the current issue of Science Magazin (Science Vol 359, Issue 6373, 19 January 2018) - cheers to our collaborators at UCLA: Shimon Weiss, Eitan Lerner and the lab! The paper provides on overview of the development of smFRET and its path towards "dynamic structural biology".
08.01.2018 - Nadia Huisjes from the University of Groningen joins the lab for the second half of her Msc Thesis which was started in the Molecular Microscopy Research Group at Zernike - welcome!
01.01.2018 - Dr. Douglas Griffith, a senior biochemist and molecular biologist from Northwestern University joins the group, welcome!!!
06.12.2017 - Thorben receives LMUexellent investment funding to catalyze new research lines.
26.11.2017 - Another warm welcome to Mun Siong Loke who joins for the group for a research course on molecular biology and protein purification.
01.11.2017 - A warm welcome to Jonathan Schneider who joins for the group for a research course smFRET as a nanoscopic ruler.
16.10.2017 - Welcome to HiWi Nicola Gericke from the LMU Biology Master programme.
01.10.2017 - Welcome to technical assistant Susanne Mentz!
15.09.2017 - Welcome to Michael Isselstein from the LMU Physics Departments, who starts in the lab as a research assistant.
11.09.2017 - Christian Gebhardt starts his PhD in the lab in the framework of the ERC StG "SM-IMPORT". Welcome to the first physicist!
01.08.2017 - Alessandra Narducci from Monopoly starts her PhD in the lab in the framework of the ERC StG "SM-IMPORT" and supports the team with expertise in biology.
13.07.2017 – Inaugural lecture of Thorben Cordes during the “Tag der offenen Tür”!
12.07.2017 - Rebecca receives a GRK "First-grant" worth 2.000 € to conduct a project on visualization of conformational states of proteins using novel approaches.
01.07.2017 – Rebecca Mächtel starts her PhD project in the lab within GRK2062 - welcome!
01.07.2017 – The AG Cordes “Physical and Synthetic Biology” officially starts at the Biocenter at LMU.
10.05.2017 – Thorben Cordes received funding from the Center of Nano Science “CeNS” for a collaborative project with Prof. Jan Lipfert (Molecular Biophysics, LMU) on conformational states of proteins!
04.05.2017 – The AG Cordes is now officially part of GRK2062 “Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology” that is funded by the DFG.