A DIY Low-Budget Smartphone Photometer

 
 

Dear Reader,

If you have some free time during your holidays and want to use it to acquire new skills and knowledge, we have two suggestions for you.

What originally started as a single project for his students turned out to spark enthusiasm on a couple of following events: A teacher developed a low-budget smartphone photometer that can be produced even by people with little previous knowledge in the fields of electronics, computers, and software. The conception and setup manual can be downloaded here.

For more than 95% of researchers in life sciences, working with big data is crucial. Still, most of them state that they have only little knowledge of the subject matter. Within the Galaxy Europe project, freely-available online tutorials on data analysis in life sciences have been developed. They provide users not only with step-by-step instructions but also with basic knowledge in bioinformatics and statistics.

We wish you a pleasant summer time!

Best wishes,

Dr. Christina Poggel

Editor, Wiley

 
 
 
 
 
 

Features

 

Nexis GC-2030 – Highest level of core performance in the world

 

Shimadzu’s next-industry-standard Nexis GC-2030 gas chromatograph (GC) is based on the concept of superior usability and expandability for a wide variety of analytical applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Topstories

 

DIY Low-Budget Smartphone Photometer

 

A LED photo sensor, designed as a kit and assembled more than 100 times by school groups, has been fundamentally revised. In the new version, the light detector is now a component of digital electronics and is connected to a Wifi- (WLAN-) ...

 
 
 

New Training Platform for Big Data Analysis

Studies indicate that more than 95 per cent of researchers in the life sciences are already working ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

News

 

Polymer Analysis and Microplastics in the Environment

 

The abbreviation TED-GC-MS describes a two-step method for volatile diagnostics originating from polymers at high temperatures. First the entire sample is pyrolized and the polymer specific decomposition products are trapped on a ...

 
 
 

A New 'Periodic Table' For Nanomaterials

The approach was developed by Daniel Packwood of Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated ...

 
 
 

PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience – Calls Still Open

The UniSR offers a PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience aimed at the advanced training of ...

 
 
 

Marine Microorganisms Affect the Earth's Carbon Cycle

Deep in the ocean's twilight zone, swarms of ravenous single-celled organisms may be altering ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Whitepaper

 

Cheat Sheet: Plasmid Isolation

 

Plasmids usually occur in prokaryotes as closed-circle, extra-chromosomal dsDNA molecules. In molecular biology they are used for the ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Events

 

ProteomicsNOW - Virtual Conference on Mass Spectrometry in Proteomics

Date:
Oct. 17, 2018
Place:
Your Desk
Website:
https://proteomics-now.com
 
 
 
 
G.I.T. Laboratory Journal 5/2019
 
 
 

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