We are excited that our paper on FlyPi, a low-cost 3-D printable microscope and behavioural rig, is fresh out in PLoS Biology. Still barely scratching the surface of what is possible! Build one, improve it and reshare! #OpenSource
All documentation needed to build one is obviously included in the paper, and more info can be found on the dedicated project repositories:
Chagas AMDrosophila And C. elegans. PLoS Biology. direct link. (bioRxiv version). pdf.
, Prieto Godino LL, Arrenberg AB and Baden T . The 100 Euro Lab: A 3-D Printable Open Source Platform For Fluorescence Microscopy, Optogenetics And Accurate Temperature Control During Behaviour Of Zebrafish,
Thanks to all for organising such a wonderful event ceremony for the Eppendorf award at EMBL Heidelberg. Humbled to receive it!
We just returned from co-organising SONA (Society of Neuroscientists of Africa) conference 2017 in Entebbe, Uganda. Over an event-packed period of 3 days nearly 300 neuroscientists from Africa and beyond came together at the shores of Lake Victoria to share their latest research and discuss the future of (Neuro)science research and training on the continent. Thanks to all involved!
We successfully passed the 1st year of existence without blowing up anything (major) or running into deep dead ends (that we know of). This calls for celebration by way of showcasing a group shot from our recent lab retreat!
Also, here is a fishy video recently taken in India. Go zebrafish!
This June on Sunday the 25th, we will have our own booth at the Sussex University Community Festival. Our PhD student Noora will have a showcase with a DIY hyperspectral scanner, and explain how it can be used to understand the visual world animals that are living under water and on land! The event is free and open for everyone, you can read more here.
Chris’ paper on OpenSpritzer, a DIY Picospritzer is out at Nature Scientific Reports. We are particularly chuffed about this one as it’s the 1st non-review/dispatch type article coming entirely out of the new lab. Well done Chris
and our delightful co-authors from UCT, South Africa
Forman CJbioRxiv version). pdf.
, Tomes H, Mbobo B, Burman, RJ, Jacobs M, , Raimondo JV . Openspritzer: an open hardware pressure ejection system for reliably delivering picolitre volumes. Nat Sci Rep. 7:2188. (
We are delighted to welcome our latest addition to the lab. A physicist by training, Filip joins us following his postdoc in the lab of Emre Yaksi (Trondheim, Norway).