Maarten Tuijtel

Maarten Tuijtel

Postdoctoral Researcher, Electron Microscopy Specialist
Department “Martin Beck: Molecular Sociology”, Electron Microscopy Facility


Maarten has a background in physics and he became interested in biophysics and microscopy during his studies at the Delft University of Technology. During his PhD at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, he developed novel methods for cryo-correlative light- and electron microscopy, specifically super-resolution fluorescence microscopy on cryo-samples. Maarten then managed the cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility at University of Edinburgh, thereby broadening his experience in cryo-EM, specifically in single-particle analysis. He has experience in facility-management, user training and scientific collaborations with researchers in various scientific projects.

After a brief stay of 6 months as an EM specialist in the electron microscopy (EM) facility, he switched back to having his own research project in the group of Molecular Sociology of Martin Beck at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics. He is now working on cryo-tomography, and as part of his project collects large tomographic datasets on FB-milled lamella.

Maarten Tuijtel Publications

Journal Article (5)

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Cruz-León, S.; Majtner, T.; Hoffmann, P. C.; Kreysing, J. P.; Kehl, S.; Tuijtel, M.; Schaefer, S. L.; Geißler, K.; Beck, M.; Turoňová, B. et al.; Hummer, G.: High-confidence 3D template matching for cryo-electron tomography. Nature Communications 15, 3992 (2024)
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Tuijtel, M.; Cruz-León, S.; Kreysing, J. P.; Welsch, S.; Hummer, G.; Beck, M.; Turoňová, B.: Thinner is not always better: Optimizing cryo-lamellae for subtomogram averaging. Science Advances 10 (17), eadk6285 (2024)
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Deák, G.; Wapenaar, H.; Sandoval, G.; Chen, R.; Taylor, M. D.; Burdett, H.; Watson, J.; Tuijtel, M. W.; Webb, S.; Wilson, M.: Histone divergence in trypanosomes results in unique alterations to nucleosome structure. Nucleic Acids Research 51 (15), gkad577, pp. 7882 - 7899 (2023)
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Last, M. G. F.; Tuijtel, M.; Voortman, L. M.; Sharp, T. H.: Selecting optimal support grids for super-resolution cryogenic correlated light and electron microscopy. Scientific Reports 13, 8270 (2023)
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Hoffmann, P. C.; Kreysing, J. P.; Khusainov, I.; Tuijtel, M.; Welsch, S.; Beck, M.: Structures of the eukaryotic ribosome and its translational states in situ. Nature Communications 13, 7435 (2022)
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