Amit Meller Group Technion

Students' Lab tour

On December 2, 2018, our lab conducted a tour for undergrad students from the biomedical faculty. The students were introduced to the lab fields of research, super-resolution microscopy, and single molecule biosensing. The tour helped to connect the theoretical studies of the students to the challenges and interest of real lab experiments.

Prof. Meller delivered the Joan van der Waals colloquium in Leiden University

On October 26, 2018, Prof. Meller delivered the Joan van der Waals colloquium in the Department of Physics, Leiden University, the Netherlands. The broadly accessed colloquium was entitled “Nanopore bio-sensing: past, present and future” and covered over 20 years of nanopore research towards DNA sequencing as well as recent developments leading to

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Titanium dioxide Nanopores for low background sensing

In a recent publication (ACS Nano, November 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b07055) we showed that thin titanium dioxide membranes produce negligible photoluminescence background as compared to silicon nitride membranes of same thickness. This discovery permits electrooptical sensing in nanopores with much improved signal-to-background ratio, allowing us to use it for sensing and discrimination among labelled DNA strands as well as polypeptides for the first time.