Light has significant spiritual meanings associated with both goodness and miracles. It can symbolize life, love, wisdom, and hope. Nothing is more important to us on Earth than light from the Sun. Without the Sun's light and heat, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth.
Some certain small molecules can create a fluorescent light, just right after their electrons were excited. A tiny light from a molecule called fluorophore gives us the signal which responses to the external or internal stimuli. This property enables us to detect some specific DNA, lipid or protein, the progress of enzymatic reaction, marker of disease useful for medical diagnosis, etc.
Our research is a task of creating a tool of 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