In amyloid fibrils, proteins assemble into nanometer-sized columns that have the flexibility of steel. The glue that converts the spaghetti-like proteins to assemble into self-repeating structures that form the fibril More info
are normal inter-protein interaction forces, so the magic lies in the precise arrangement of the protein.
We installed nano-sized markers, measured distances and found - based on gross approximations - a possible arrangement of the fibril for Parkinson's protein alpha-synuclein.
This peek into amyloid structure comes from the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance group of Martina Huber in Leiden in collaboration with the Twente/AMOLF group of Subramaniam.
Read more in Applied Magnetic Resonance
Hendrik Casimir prize for Jorinde van de Vis and Anne Meeussen
The Casimir Research School yearly awards the Hendrik Casimir Prize to outstanding MSc students. Usually, there are two winners per year. This year the jury had selected three equally outstanding More info
students. The Casimir Director decided to award all three with the Hendrik Casimir Prize. This year’s award winners are Anne Meeussen (Leiden), Jorinde van de Vis (Leiden), and Sander Konijnenberg (Delft). They each will receive a certificate and a sum of €750,- . The prize is based on the revenues from a donation to the Leiden University Fund by the late Josina Casimir-Jonker, widow of the famous Hendrik Casimir.
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Ana Achúcarro is one of the six programme leaders that have been awarded by FOM.
FOM has awarded a total of 12 million Euros to six new research programmes. The research groups will work in areas where Dutch physics has a superb international record and More info
there is a clear scientific and societal interest.
Casimir PhD positions 2014 awarded to Henk Snijders, Misha Klein, and Tom van der Reep.
Henk Snijders, Misha Klein, and Tom van der Reep each have won a Casimir PhD position. This means that in the coming four years they can carry out the plans More info
they wrote down in their research proposal, which was the final assignment of their MSc programme. On November 4th, the three former students of the Casimir Pre-PhD track were interviewed by the review committee that consisted of Jan Zaanen (chairman), Andreas Engel and Leo DiCarlo.
Joost R. Wolters, Guido Avvisati, Fabian Hagemans, Teun Vissers, Daniela J. Kraft, Marjolein Dijkstra and Willem K. Kegel (2015) Self-assembly of "Mickey Mouse" shaped colloids into tube-like structures: experiments and simulations, Soft Matter , 11, 1067 - 1077. [DOI]
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Van der Waals Colloquium Bram Koster: “Zooming in on cells and macromolecules with cryo-correlative electron microscopy”