Openspritzer paper accepted @Nature Scientific Reports

Chris’ paper on OpenSpritzer, a DIY Picospritzer is now in press 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!
While the paper in press, you can get the sneak preview on the version deposited on bioRxiv:
Forman CJ§, Tomes H, Mbobo B, Baden T§, Raimondo JV§. Openspritzer: an open hardware pressure ejection system for reliably delivering picolitre volumes. bioRxiv; doi: direct

Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2017

We are excited to receive the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2017.

In 2017 Eppendorf AG is presenting the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators for the 22nd time. The independent Eppendorf Award Jury chaired by Prof. Reinhard Jahn selected Dr. Tom Baden, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, as the 2017 winner of the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators. Tom Baden, born 1982, receives the € 20,000 prize for his ground-breaking work on signal processing in the retina.


The ceremony will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany on June 22nd 2017.


Our 100 Euro Lab “FlyPi” finally out on bioRxiv

More than 3 years in the making, and many, many iterations later, we are excited that our new manuscript detailing FlyPi is finally out on bioRxiv. FlyPi is a Fully Open Source 3-D printable fluorescence micrscope and behavioural rig set-up for optogenetic and thermogenetic manipulation of small genetically tractable model species such as zebrafish, Drosophila or C. elegans. The Setup can be assembled for less than 100 Euros!

Chagas, A.M.$, Prieto Godino, L.L., Arrenberg, A. B. and Baden, T.$. The 100 Euro Lab: A 3-D Printable Open Source Platform For Fluorescence Microscopy, Optogenetics And Accurate Temperature Control During Behaviour Of Zebrafish, Drosophila And C. elegans. bioRviv doi: direct link.