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Detection of pathogenic Bacillus cereus using the small molecular fluorescent probe 1-2Zn(II)

Light is a fascinating scientific phenomenon. Light also represents hopes, happiness and warmness in our life. The main source of light on Earth is the Sun. Sunlight provides the energy that plants use to create sugars mostly in the form of starches, which release energy into the living things.

Some certain small molecules can also produce a fluorescent light, just right after their electrons were excited. A tiny light from the molecule that called fluorophore could give us the signal which response to the external or internal stimuli. This property enables us to detect some specific DNA, lipid or protein, the progress of enzymatic reaction, some specific bacteria or virus useful for clinical diagnosis, etc.

Our research is a task of creating a tool for fluorescence sensing. A fluorescence method in which one small molecule can replace such a tedious procedure of analysis in biochemical, chemical, environmental and microbiolological field.

Come and join us… @ BT110 Assoc.Prof. Jirarut Wongkongkatep

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol Unviersity, Bangkok Thailand