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Scanning Probe Microscopy Unit

This is an image of a protein absorbed onto a multicomponent supported lipid bilayer. The protein forms patches of partially embedded proteins and is localized by antibodies targeting the protein
RS1 protein adsorbed onto a multicomponent supported lipid bilayer. RS1 forms patches of partially embedded proteins and is localized by antibodies targeting the protein

The Scanning Probe Microscopy Unit of the BEPS Shared Resource specializes in the following:

  • Sub-nm resolution imaging of molecular complexes, supported lipid bilayers, cells, and tissues
  • Molecular recognition, protein unfolding
  • Force spectroscopy, visco-elastic properties
  • Simultaneous, co-localized AFM and fluorescence (including TIRF and confocal) microscopy
  • Mathematical modeling, finite element analysis

We are located in Building 13 on the NIH campus.