New article on viral RdRps using magnetic tweezers published in NAR!
Congrats to all authors — especially to Mona — for this great work on the elongation kinetics of viral RdRps as a function of the temperature. We show here that viral RdRps from viruses that infect different organisms have a very different response to temperature increase, highlighting their specialization to their respective host. Bonus: we describe a cheap, simple and accurate objective based temperature control system for magnetic tweezers, using only Thorlabs parts! This work is the result of a great collaboration with the labs of Minna Poranen (University of Helsinki), Craig Cameron (UNC Chapel Hill), and Martin Depken (TU Delft). Here is the link to the article.