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Engineering GFP from a glowing jellyfish for imaging of biological systems

Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was first isolated from Aequorea victoria, a glowing jellyfish, and is now being engineered because of the prospective widespread usage and growing needs of researchers. New fluorescent protein variants can be used in imaging of biological systems or interactions using methods such as flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy.


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Patricia Langan

Patricia Langan, a graduate research assistant at LANL, constantly learns new things while completing her dissertation in nanoscience and microsystems. She currently works with the Advanced Measurement Science Group on fluorescent protein engineering. Langan’s project involves taking a green fluorescent protein and altering the protein’s structure in order to change the colors of the emitted light. Learn more

STEMarts Wiki

What is Nanobiotechnology? Merging of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research. Biologically inspired nanotechnology uses biological systems as the inspirations for technologies not yet created. Watch this RSA animation on Nanobiotechnology by Shawn Douglas for a delightful explanation that may just inspire you to enter an animated video into the STEM Challenge! In this wiki you will find tons of resources on this new and exciting field of research.

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