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. A. Hernandez-Garcia, N. A. Estrich, M. W. T. Werten, J. R. C. van der Maarel, T. H. LaBean, F. A. de Wolf, M. A. Cohen Stuart, and R. de Vries, "Precise Coating of a Wide Range of DNA Templates by a Protein Polymer with a DNA Binding Domain”, ACS Nano 11, 144-152 (2017).

  2. 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 Res. 43, 4332 (2015).

  3. 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]”, Isr. J. Chem. 54, 1573 (2014).

  4. 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 Res. 41, 189 (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”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106, 16651 (2009).