Thursday, December 8, 2011

Applications Thursday: Worm Spectrometry

Dr. Chris Knight of the University of Manchester in the UK was also chosen as a runner up in our SPECTROstar Nano competition. In his proposal "Worm Spectrometry", he proposes "to use a SPECTROstar Nano to assay the growth characteristics of a complete animal, the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study we will do two things– firstly we shall characterize population growth of these worms at a level hitherto impossible, via a reduction of the cell scatter by their bacterial food. Secondly we shall assay the worms directly via their absorbance characteristics across the UV/Visible spectrum"

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