Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Cell Culture
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Maastricht University Science Programme Uses SDI’s Syngene G:BOXChemi

Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Bookmark and Share
To help students to rapidly master complex molecular biology imaging.

Scientific Digital Imaging’s Syngene Division has announced that one of its G:BOX Chemi imaging systems is being used at Maastricht University as part of their science bachelors programme to train students how to rapidly master a range of molecular biology imaging techniques.

Students at the Chemelot Campus of Maastricht University are using a G:BOXChemi system to accurately image proteins extracted from mosses, tropical leaves and insects run on Coomassie blue stained gels or blotted onto chemiluminescent Western blots.

This approach is allowing the students to quickly and easily analyze a range of proteins seen in the natural environment.

Paul Lemmens, Lab Coordinator (Chemelot Campus), Maastricht Science Programme said: “Our Science Bachelors Programme allows our students to undertake plenty of practical laboratory work. Being able to understand and perform molecular biology techniques is crucial for many scientists today, and we wanted an imaging system that would allow our students to easily switch applications, to train them to analyze a range of different gel and blot types.”

Lemmens continued: “We assessed two imaging systems but felt that the Syngene system’s software was much easier for the students to use with minimal training. From using the G:BOXChemi we have found the quality of the apparatus is very good and our enthusiastic students can now use the system without any difficulty.”

Laura Sullivan, SDI’s Syngene Divisional Manager commented: “At Syngene we realize that not everyone using image analysis is an expert at understanding how cameras work to image gels and blots. This is why we developed our GeneSys software to make it easy for a novice to set the conditions up to get perfect images of their research with our G:BOX systems. We’re delighted that Maastricht University has seen the benefits of using this software and their use of the system shows how well suited a G:BOXChemi image analyser is for any university molecular biology programme to use in training the next generation of high calibre life scientists.”


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
The Mending Tissue - Cellular Instructions for Tissue Repair
NUS-led collaborative study identifies universal mechanism that explains how tissue shape regulates physiological processes such as wound healing and embryo development.
Most Complete Human Brain Model to Date is a ‘Brain Changer’
Once licensed, model likely to accelerate study of Alzheimer’s, autism, more.
Capturing Cell Growth in 3-D
Spinout’s microfluidics device better models how cancer and other cells interact in the body.
Protein That Turns Moles Into Melanoma Cancer Identified
Moles can turn into cancer, if the genetic factors recently identified by a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania were not present in humans.
Scientists Grow Human Serotonin Neurons in Petri Dish
The advance could facilitate the discovery of new antidepressants and drugs for illnesses involving serotonin.
Study Details Powerful Molecular Promoter of Colon Cancers
Findings show how suppression of microRNA family of molecules leads to intestinal tumors.
From Pluripotency to Totipotency
Studies results provide new elements for the understanding of pluripotency and could increase the efficiency of reprogramming somatic cells to be used for applications in regenerative medicine.
Cancer Treatment Models get Real
Researchers at Rice Univ. and Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a way to mimic the conditions under which cancer tumors grow in bones.
Potential Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy
A new method for producing muscle cells could offer a better model for studying muscle diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and for testing potential treatment options.
Protein Related to Long Term Traumatic Brain Injury Complications Discovered
NIH-study shows protein found at higher levels in military members who have suffered multiple TBIs.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!