Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Green glow

The hallway pictured here is a walkway on the sixth floor of the Queensland Brain Institute, right outside the lab where Dr Hamlin works to create images such as the ones in his post on apoptosis. (Is it just me, or does Apoptosis make you think of a deceased Egyptian pharoah?)

The QBI building is a remarkable work of art in itself, and I like the way the lime green walls and floors glow in the tropical sunlight like fluorophores under the microscope. While I was visiting last week, Adam explained how he attaches fluorescent markers to the cells, a process he has promised to outline in future blog posts. It's complicated but fascinating and I promise it will make your head spin!

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