I have been sat in front of this beast for 4 of the last 6 weeks. #SeeMyScience

image

This is our venerable BiaCore 3000, an instrument used to figure out if and how tightly molecules interact with each other (using the suitably sci-fi sounding “surface plasmon resonance” technique). Molecular interactions are of supreme importance to the life sciences as interactions between molecules determines pretty much everything. I’ve spent a lot of time recently discovering and characterising novel interactions of my current protein of choice. Details coming to a journal near you…

EDIT: I added some links to the original post in case anyone wanted to dig a little deeper. In addition, I recommend sprpages.nl for more detailed descriptions, and information about binding kinetics, etc.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: