Andrea Candelli is the CSO and co-founder of LUMICKS. Andrea is an expert in biophysics with a special focus on the field of single-molecule analysis of molecular interactions. During his Master of Science at TU Delft, he developed methods for studying viral protein in real-time in the group of Prof. Nynke Dekker. During his Ph.D. at the VU University Amsterdam, he developed a new technology for analysis of DNA-protein interactions that led to several breakthroughs in the field of DNA repair and cancer biology. After founding LUMICKS he engineered a self-built proof-of-concept prototype into a well-engineered instrument ready for market-adoption and business growth. Currently, Andrea oversees the scientific vision and market creation strategy of the company.