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

October 4, 2012

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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.