About me

Dr. Wim Pomp
Born March 7, 1988 in Rotterdam
Physics @ Leiden University, 2006-2013
Scientific Researcher in Tineke Lenstra's group at The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI).


August 2010: Bachelor thesis, research done in John van Noort's group at Leiden University on Combining TIRF-FRET and magnetic tweezers to study and manipulate nucleosomes.

October 2011: Master research report, research done in Gijsje Koenderink's group at AMOLF on Investigation of collagen polymerization and depolymerization by turbidimetric methods and alignment.

Januari 2013: Master thesis, research done in Thomas Schmidt's group at Leiden University on Probing actin cytoskeleton dynamics using a micropillar array.

December 2017: Doctoral thesis, research done in Thomas Schmidt's group at Leiden University on Physics implications of shape on biological function.

July 2013: Martijn de Wild, Wim Pomp, Gijsje H. Koenderink. Thermal Memory in Self-Assembled Collagen Fibril Networks Biophysical Journal 105(1):200-210.

December 2015: Elena Beletkaia, Susanne F. Fenz, Wim Pomp, B. Ewa Snaar-Jagalska, Pancras W.C. Hogendoorn, Thomas Schmidt. CXCR4 signaling is controlled by immobilization at the plasma membrane BBA - Molecular Cell Research 1863(4):607-616.

August 2016: Sven H. C. Askes, Wim Pomp, Samantha L. Hopkins, Alexander Kros, Si Wu, Thomas Schmidt, Sylvestre Bonnet. Imaging Upconverting Polymersomes in Cancer Cells: Biocompatible Antioxidants Brighten Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion Small 12(40):5579-5590.

January 2017: Sven H. C. Askes, Vincent C. Leeuwenburgh, Wim Pomp, Hadi Arjmandi-Tash, Stefania Tanase, Thomas Schmidt, Sylvestre Bonnet. Water-Dispersible Silica-Coated Upconverting Liposomes: Can a Thin Silica Layer Protect TTA-UC against Oxygen Quenching? ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 3(3):322-334.

October 2018: Wim Pomp, Koen Schakenraad, Hayri E. Balcıoğlu, Hedde van Hoorn, Erik H. J. Danen, Roeland M. H. Merks, Thomas Schmidt, Luca Giomi. Cytoskeletal anisotropy controls geometry and forces of adherent cells PRL 121(17):178101

January 2020: David P. Hoffman, Gleb Shtengel, ... Wim Pomp, ..., Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Tom Kirchhausen, David J. Solecki, Eric Betzig, Harald F. Hess. Correlative three-dimensional super-resolution and block-face electron microscopy of whole vitreously frozen cells Science 367(6475):eaaz5357

May 2020: Koen Schakenraad, Jeremy Ernst, Wim Pomp, Erik H. J. Danen, Roeland M. H. Merks, Thomas Schmidt, Luca Giomi. Mechanical interplay between cell shape and actin cytoskeleton organization Soft Matter 16:6328:6343

October 2020: Ineke Brouwer, Heta P. Patel, Joseph V. W. Meeussen, Wim Pomp, Tineke Lenstra. Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging in Living Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cells STAR Protocols 1(3):100142

May 2023: Heta P. Patel, Stefano Coppola, Wim Pomp, Umberto Aiello, Ineke Brouwer, Domenico Libri, Tineke L. Lenstra. DNA supercoiling restricts the transcriptional bursting of neighboring eukaryotic genes Mol Cell 83(10):1573-1587.e8

June 2023: Joseph V. W. Meeussen, Wim Pomp, Ineke Brouwer, Wim J. de Jonge, Heta P. Patel, Tineke L. Lenstra. Transcription factor clusters enable target search but do not contribute to target gene activation Nucleic Acids Research gkad227

Februari 2024: Wim Pomp, Joseph V. W. Meeussen, Tineke L. Lenstra. Transcription factor exchange enables prolonged transcriptional bursts Mol Cell 84(6):1036-1048