The combination of a nanopore and an atomic force microscope allows stochastic sensing of secreted molecules and the activity of ion channels in arbitrary locations both inside and outside of a cell. In this News & Views article I highlight recent paper by Aramesh and colleagues in Nature Nanotechnology.
39 new Azrieli Fellows selected for 2018/19 The Azrieli Fellows Program has completed its annual selection process, granting 25 new Fellowships for graduate students in the fields of Sciences, Social sciences, Education, Humanities and Architecture & Urban Planning, 6 international postdoctoral Fellowships for research in varied fields and 8 Faculty Fellowships for returning scholars.
Since the Program’s inception in 2007, more than 250 of the best and brightest researchers at universities in Israel have been supported.
Our simulations study show feasibility of whole proteome nanopore sensing. Shilo, Arik and Maisa’s paper final version is published in the Open Access journal PloS Computational Biology Congratulations!
On May 22, 2019, our lab hosted undergraduate students from the biomedical faculty for a lab open day. The students heard lectures about super-resolution microscopy and single molecule sensing in nanopores. Following the lectures, the students participated in a lab tour covering the main sections of the lab, and were exposed to our interdisciplinary research.
Chen , A Ph.D. student in our lab, has recently won the prestige Irwin and Joan Jacobs Fellowship. Chen’s Ph.D. research is focusing on single-molecule mapping of DNA epigenetic cancer biomarkers using LNA probes selection and solid-state nanopores. Way to go Chen! Mazal tov! :)
Today ERC announced the winners of the Advanced awards (ERC-ADG). Prof. Meller is among the recipients of this year’s awards for the development of a new method for single-molecule protein identification using solid-state nanopore arrays.