Faculty

Johan R. C. van der MAAREL

PhD, Leiden University, The Netherlands (1987)

Associate Professor
Office : S16-07-08  |  Tel : (65) 6516 4396
Email : phyjrcvd@nus.edu.sg

Current Research

  • My main interest is the dynamic assembly, complexity and emergence of complex fluids with a relevance for biology and/or nanobiotechnology. My methodology includes molecular and microbiology, nanofluidics, microrheology, light, neutron and x-ray scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance, optical, fluorescence, scanning probe and electron microscopy, and computer simulation.

Selected Publications

  1. K. Jiang, C. Zhang, D. Guttula, F. Liu, J. A. van Kan, C. Lavelle, K. Kubiak, A. Malabirade, A. Lapp, V. Arluison, and J. R. C. van der Maarel, “Effects of Hfq on the conformation and compaction of DNA”, Nucleic Acids Research 43, 4332--4341 (2015).

  2. J. R. C. van der Maarel, C. Zhang, and J. A. van Kan, “A nanochannel platform for single DNA studies: from crowding, protein DNA interaction, to sequencing of genomic information [Review]”, Israel Journal of Chemistry 54, 1573--1588 (2014).

  3. C. Zhang, A. Hernandez-Garcia, K. Jiang, Z. Gong, D. Guttula, S. Y. Ng, P. P. Malar, J. A. van Kan, L. Dai, P. S. Doyle, R. de Vries, and J. R. C. van der Maarel, “Amplified stretch of bottlebrush coated DNA in nanofluidic channels”, Nucleic Acids Research 41, e189 (2013).

  4. Y. Kim, B. Kundukad, A. Allahverdi, L. Nordenskiold, P. S. Doyle, and J. R. C. van der Maarel, “Gelation of the genome by topoisomerase II targeting anticancer agents”, Soft Matter 9, 1656--1663 (2013).

  5. C. Zhang, P. G. Shao, J. A. van Kan, and J. R. C. van der Maarel, “Macromolecular crowding induced elongation and compaction of single DNA molecules confined in a nanochannel”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 16651--16656 (2009).