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1st BioSim Conference


Biophysics at the cellular level: Models and analysis for optical tweezers experiments

Author: Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark.

Names and affiliation of other authors:
Mario Fischer,
Technical U. of Denmark and The Niels Bohr Institute, U. of Copenhagen

Oral or poster: Oral presentation

Recent years have demonstrated an enormous progress in single molecule biophysics, with optical tweezers as one of the favourite tools. For appropriate experimental parameters it is harmless to living systems and can be applied to monitor or manipulate organelles within, e.g., live S. pombe cells. In the talk, the prospect for such experiments and the need for good models and tools of data analysis will be discussed.

1st BioSim Conference. October 6th to October 8th, 2005. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.