Terrific seminar by Antoine van Oijen at the Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre

Posted 7th July 2019

Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre Seminar

Tuesday 25th June, 3pm, Room 01 DK 02

Tackling antimicrobial resistance, one molecule at a time

Professor Antoine van Oijen

Distinguished Professor, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Wollongong




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 and may have relevance to quantum biology.

See the kind 0f experimental work  that Antoine does in this Video from his lab



Antoine van Oijen obtained his BSc and PhD degrees in the Netherlands, where he was trained as a physicist.  A growing fascination for biology resulted in him moving to the USA and establishing a research group at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he was appointed as full professor at Groningen University in the Netherlands where he established a thriving biophysics research program focused on the development of single-molecule visualization techniques and their applications in basic and applied science. Recently, he moved to the UOW and was awarded a prestigious Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council to further develop biophysical approaches to visualize the molecular processes that define life.

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