Willem Vanderlinden

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Willem Vanderlinden obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Steven De Feyter at KU Leuven, Belgium, using atomic force microscopy to image and quantify interactions of DNA with proteins and small molecules. Afterwards, he moved to Germany as a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) to join the lab of Jan Lipfert at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he developed magnetic tweezers assays to study the dynamics of retroviral integration and DNA supercoiling. Within the same laboratory, he is currently a junior group leader unraveling how nucleic acids are (re-)arranged in the context of multipart nucleoprotein complexes.


A Gentle Twist on DNA

A new technique allows measurements of DNA’s resistance to twisting under previously hard-to-access, biologically relevant conditions. Read More »