• Scientific journals
  • AFM /SPM groups
  • Optical Tweezers groups

Links to scientific journals


  • Angewandte Chemie Leading scientific journal publishing current results of chemical research
  • Biophysical Journal Leading scientific journal publishing current results of biophysical research
  • Cell Leading scientific journal publishing current results of biological research
  • ChemBioChem Leading scientific journal publishing current results of biochemical research
  • Imaging & Microscopy Leading scientific magazine covering applications and instrumentation in microscopy
  • Journal of Cell Science covers the complete range of topics in cell biology, publishing current scientific result
  • Langmuir An interdisciplinary journal, reporting on surfactants and self-assembly, films, biocolloids, bioelectrochemistry and more
  • Microscopy & Analysis is circulated free of charge to users who specify microscopical, imaging and analytical equipment in Europe, The Americas and Asia/Pacific. Visit our website for more information.
  • Nanotechnology Scientific journal publishing current results of nanotechnology research
  • Nature Leading scientific magazine informing about news and trends in natural sciences research
  • Nature Cell Biology Nature magazine focussing on cell biology research
  • Nature Nanotechnology Nature magazine focussing on nanotechnology research
  • Physik Journal Leading German physics journal informing about current results and news in physical sciences research
  • PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Science Leading scientific magazine informing about news and trends in natural sciences research

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Links to AFM /SPM scientific groups


This list is not exhaustive. If you feel your or any other lab is missing, please contact JPK Instruments at office@_delete.this.part_jpk.com.


Live cell studies

  • Daniel Müller's Group at ETH Zurich. Function, assembly and interactions of membrane proteins, cellular mechanics.
  • Frank Lafont´s Group at the Institute of Biologie of Lille. Biophysical characterization of molecular complex or single molecules interaction, membrane structure for living cells.
  • Josef Käs' Group at the University of Leipzig. Cell forces and motility, mechanics of the cytoskeleton.
  • Jan Hoh´s Group at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Cellular biophysics, intelligent subsrates, cell matrix interaction.
  • Joachim Spatz´s Group at the University of Heidelberg. Cytomechanics and cellular adhesion.

Single molecule imaging including biopolymers, membranes

  • Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis at the University of Nottingham
  • Claudia Steinem´s Group at the University of Göttingen. Protein- membrane interaction, suspending membranes.
  • Zoya Leonenko's Group at the University of Waterloo. Biophysics of lipids and lipid-protein interactions, the role of structural changes and physical properties of lipid template in controlling biological processes and diseases, application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology; fluorescence and atomic force microscopy, Kelvin probe force microscopy, single molecule force spectroscopy.
  • Cynthia Goh´s Group at the University of Toronto. Biological systems, polymers, colloids and minerals.
  • Tom Jovin´s Group at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen. Structural studies of nucleic acids: complexes with proteins and ligands.
  • Adam Simonsen´s Group at the University of Southern Denmark. Physics of biological interfaces.
  • Thomas Heimburg´s Group at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Biophysics of membranes, transitions in biomembranes, artificial lipid membranes and proteins.
  • Simon Scheuring's Group at the institute Curie in Paris. Structure and assembly of membrane proteins in native membranes by atomic force microscopy.
  • Christian Le-Grimellec´s Group at the CNRS in Montpellier. Structure of biological membranes.

Method and instrument development

  • Bristol SPM Group of the department of physics at Bristol University. Studies of biopolymers and biological systems, liquid crystals and polymers; SPM instrumentation development and theory.
  • Dario Anselmetti´s Group Single Molecule BioPhysics & Systems NanoBiology
  • Peter Grütter´s Group at the Mc Gill University. BioPhysics/Bionanoelectronics, Force spectroscopy, nanomechanics, nanomanipulation.
  • Herrman Gaub´s Group at the LMU in München. Single molecule biophysics, cellular biophyscics.
  • Toshio Ando´s Group at the University of Kanazawa. High speed AFM development.
  • Takeshi Fukuma´s Group at the University of Kanazawa. Development of Video-Frame Atomic Force Microscopy with true atomic resolution in liquid.
  • Suzi Jarvis Group at the UCD in Dublin. Liquid-environment low-noise AFM capable of achieving atomic and molecular scale resolution.
  • Bart Hoogenboom´s Group at the UCL. High-resolution atomic force microscopy in liquid, single-molecule biophysics.

Force spectroscopy

  • Daniel Müller's Group at ETH Zurich. Function, assembly and interactions of membrane proteins.
  • Matthias Rief´s Group at the TU München. Single molecule force spectroscopy, protein folding, molecular motors.
  • Yuri Lyubchenko´s Group at the University of Nebraska. Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, DNA structure and dynamics, protein misfolding and protein nanotubes.
  • Julio Fernandez' Group at the Columbia University. Single Protein Mechanics and Engineering.
  • Peter Hinterdorfer´s Group at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. SMFS, AFM on biological samples.
  • Hongbin Li´s Group at the University of British Columbia. Single-molecule biophysical chemistry, mechanical properties and conformational dynamics of elastic proteins.

NanoOptics groups


Polymer including biopolymers research groups

  • Polymer Physics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz. Topics are, e.g., microdrops on AFM micro-cantilevers, confined liquids, particle-bubble interaction, polymer melts in confined spaces.
  • Robert Magerle´s Group at the TU Chemnitz. Structure and properties of polymeric materials on the nanometer scale are main research topic.
  • Physics of Macromolecules at the Humboldt University at Berlin. Fabrication and study of molecular nanostructures; development of methods for STM, SFM and SNOM.
  • Group of nanostructured materials at the IPF in Dresden. The main area of activity is directed to the physical chemistry of nanomaterials, polymer materials with some emphasis on polymer interfaces and scattering techniques.

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Links to Optical Tweezers scientific groups


This list is not exhaustive. If you feel your or any other lab is missing, please contact JPK Instruments at office@_delete.this.part_jpk.com.


Single-molecule biophysics


Cell-biological applications


Methods and instrumentation


Optical phenomena and fundamental applications


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