Biology at the nanoscale, one molecule at a time
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Biology at the nanoscale, one molecule at a time

Antoine van Oijen led research groups at Harvard Medical School and Groningen University (the
Netherlands) before moving to the University of Wollongong in Australia. His research revolves
around the development and use of single-molecule biophysical tools to study complex biological
systems. In particular, he is interested in understanding the molecular principles underlying the
process of bacterial DNA replication and repair. Using novel single-molecule fluorescence imaging
and nano-manipulation techniques, his work has allowed the direct visualization of the dynamics of
individual replication and repair complexes and has led to new insights into bacterial genomic
maintenance and pathways leading to antibiotic resistance.