Understanding and dissecting microbial communities with Raman spectroscopy
Prof R Goodacre
28 February 2019
We have shown that it is possible to label bacteria with heavy isotopes of carbon (13C) and nitrogen (15N) and this incorporation within cellular biomass of heavy isotopes has led to significant shifts in certain vibrational modes from amino acids and nucleic acids that can be readily detected with Raman spectroscopy.
Biotribology of contact lens - eye interaction
Dr R Maiti, Prof R Lewis
31 December 2018
Outstanding graduate students are invited to apply for a PhD studentship to study the interaction between contact lens and eye. There are approximately 125 million contact lens users worldwide.
New ways to look at enzyme structures
Dr P C E Moody, Dr J Basran
6 January 2019
Metal-catalysed activation of oxygen in biology is achieved using either copper or iron. In the case of iron, this includes the heme-containing enzymes which activate oxygen.