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Erwin Peterman

VU Amsterdam, NL

Erwin Peterman is Professor Physics of Living Systems at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Director of LaserLaB Amsterdam, the institute of Lasers Life and Biophotonics. He received a MSc from Wageningen University in Molecular Sciences and a PhD in physics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, working in the laboratory of Rienk van Grondelle. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of W.E. Moerner at UCSD and Stanford University. His research focusses on the development of single-molecule tools (optical tweezers, acoustic force spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy) and their application to biophysical problems (intracellular transport, DNA and DNA-protein interactions). In 2014 he cofounded the company LUMICKS b.v. that further develops and commercializes the instrumentation developed in his group.

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