Research Images As Art 2013/14 Gallery

The perfect stream

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Ms Janani Sivakumaran, Cancer Institute

A Fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS) machine allows one to sort specific cell subsets based on unique combinations of proteins they express. The FACS machine can be, at times, rather unpredictable. It seems to know when you've got dinner plans. This is a photo of an ideal stream, an image that makes an immunologist’s heart soar, having spent hours cleaning, sonicating and sometimes just staring at the machine in perplexed as to why it won't let you sort your cells.


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