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Gijs Wuite

Prof. dr. ir.
Main position
Hoogleraar VU
Fysica van levensprocessen
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen
Afdeling Natuurkunde
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV   Amsterdam
tel.   020 598 7987
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Gijs Wuite (1972) studies scientific question at the interface of physics and biology.

His research group has succeeded in unravelling a bacterial chromosome using optical tweezers. The group has shown how an important protein keeps the strands of bacterial DNA together. Their technique has made it possible to explain how bacterial DNA, which appears to be a chaotic jumble, is tidily organised and capable of functioning dynamically. Wuite chairs a committee that restructures the VU University's natural science programmes in order to generate a broad appeal for the student population.

Wuite, Prof. dr. ir. G.J.L. (Gijs)
  • Physics, biophysics, physics of life processes, single molecule techniques, optical tweezers, atomic force microscopy, DNA-protein interactions, physics of viruses, physical properties of biological materials

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