Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    B.S., cum laude, with distinction in Physics and in Applied Mathematics, Yale University

  • 1994
    doctorandus, cum laude, Physics, Leiden University

  • 1996
    M.S., Physics, Harvard University

  • 2000
    Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University

Selected publications

  • D. Dulin, J. Lipfert, M.C. Moolman, and N.H. Dekker

    Genomic Processes Studied at the Single-Molecule Level: Introducing the Tools and Applications, Nature Reviews Genetics

  • J. Lipfert*, M. Wiggin*, J.W.J. Kerssemakers, F. Pedaci, and N.H. Dekker

    Freely Orbiting Magnetic Tweezers To Directly Monitor Changes in the Twist of Nucleic Acids

    Nature Communications (2011)

  • F. Pedaci*, Z. Huang*, M. van Oene, S. Barland, and N.H. Dekker

    Excitable Particles in an Optical Torque Wrench

    Nature Physics 7, 259?264 (2011) (online Dec. 19, 2010)

  • J. Lipfert, J.W.J. Kerssemakers, T. Jager, and N.H. Dekker

    Magnetic torque tweezers: measuring torsional stiffness in DNA and RecA-DNA filaments

    Nature Methods 7, 977?980 (2010) (online Oct. 17, 2010)

  • Origin of the Electrophoretic Force on DNA in Solid-State Nanopores

    Stijn van Dorp, Ulrich F. Keyser, Nynke H. Dekker, Cees Dekker, and Serge G. Lemay

    Nature Physics 5, 347-351 (2009)

  • D.A. Koster, K. Palle, E.S.M. Bot, C. A.M. Bjornsti, N.H. Dekker

    Antitumor drugs impede DNA uncoiling by topoisomerase I

    Nature 448: 213-217 (2007)

  • U.F. Keyser, B.N. Koeleman, D. Krapf, R.M.M. Smeets, S.G. Lemay, N.H. Dekker, C. Dekker

    Direct force measurements on DNA in a solid-state nanopore

    Nature Physics 2 (7): 473-477 (2006)

  • D.A. Koster, V. Croquette, C. Dekker, S. Shuman, and N.H. Dekker

    Friction and torque govern the relaxation of DNA supercoils by eukaryotic topoisomerase IB

    Nature 434 (7033): 671-674 (2005)


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