Dr Sabrina Heng discusses her paper on Microstructured Optical Fibers and Live Cells
Microstructured Optical Fibers and Live Cells: A Water-soluble, Photochromic Zinc Sensor – Biomacromolecules
We have developed a biologically compatible sensor that can sense zinc ions from apoptotic cells and is suitable for development into a nanoliter-scale dip-sensor using microstructured optical fiber. Future applications include the sensing of zinc ions in oocytes maturations/fertilization and bacterial infections.
Authors: S. Heng, C. A. McDevitt, A. D. Abell, D. B. Stubing, J. J. Whittall, J. G. Thompson, T. K. Engler, T. M. Monro