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preproomThe prep room is available to all users of the microscopy facility and contains equipment and consumables including:

  • Dissecting microscopes
  • Pipettes, forceps, tips, sterile water.
  • Slides, coverslips, dished and boxes for specimen preparation.
  • Waterbath and microwave
  • Fridge and freezer for temporary storage of samples and reagants
  • A selection of dyes and imaging reagants from Life Technologies

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14 September 2021

Flowers are employing a materials science phenomenon typically associated with failures in structural engineering to produce exquisite three-dimensional petal patterns to lure pollinators.

Renske Vroomans to lead plant evo-devo research at SLCU

10 September 2021

Dr Renske Vroomans has been appointed to the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) to lead research into the evolutionary dynamics of developmental processes in plants.

Blushing plants reveal when fungi are growing in their roots

23 July 2021

Scientists have created plants whose cells and tissues ‘blush’ with beetroot pigments when they are colonised by fungi that help them take up nutrients from the soil.