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Macro and stereo-imaging

A photography suite can be found in Building B, chamber 10 and comprises table, lamps and a Nikon D5200 SLR with standard and zoom lenses. Other equipment comprises:

  • 15 Zeiss Stemi dissecting/stereo microscopes distributed across the main building and building B
  • 2 Olympus SZ61 stereoscopes for tissue culture work
  • 1 Olympus stereoscope fitted with an SLR camera for taking images/movies during dissection

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Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

Mar 05, 2018

A rare mineral that holds enticing potential as a new material for industrial and medical applications has been discovered on alpine plants through a collaboration between Sainsbury Laboratory and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Plants feel the heat

Feb 13, 2018

Sainsbury Laboratory scientists have solved a 79-year-old mystery by discovering how plants vary their response to heat stress depending on the time of day.

Fast-talking plants increase flower production within 24-hours of soil nutrient application

Jan 24, 2018

The molecular mechanisms enabling plants to quickly adapt their rate of flower production in response to changing nutrient levels in soil have been revealed by researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

Re-wiring cells by crossing kingdoms

Jan 22, 2018

Game-changing synthetic biology developments that could help address global health and agriculture challenges will be examined at a three-day international synthetic biology symposium at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, this spring (16-18 April 2018).

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