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