Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale.
We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call
active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with
biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente
University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the
Detection of fluorescence in situ hybridization on human metaphase chromosomes by near-field scanning optical microscopy
Moers MHP, Ruiter AGT, Jalocha A, vanHulst NF
vol 61 issue 1-4: p279-p283 DEC 1995
Fluorescence in situ hybridization signals on human metaphase chromosomes are detected by a near-field scanning optical microscope. This makes it possible to localize and identify several fluorescently labeled genomic DNA fragments on a single chromosome with a resolution superior to traditional fluorescence microscopy. Several nucleic acid probes have been used. The hybridization signals are well resolved in the near- field fluorescence images, and the exact location of the probes can be correlated to the topography as it is afforded by the shear-force feedback.