Laser Tweezers: Reach Out and Grab Bacteria!
Type: Expo Zone
Our lab uses a technique called "optical tweezers," using lasers to reach out, grab, and manipulate individual swimming cells. It is a very interactive, hands-on method with video game-like joystick action. We invite the public into the lab to directly use our microscope and try to catch and hold live cells and interact with them! We will be learning about cells from the bottom up, and about the latest in technology that allows us to see and interact with individual cells and molecules.
- Matt Comstock , Assistant Professor , Physics and Astronomy , MSU
- Bramyn Payne , Research/Technical Staff , Physics and Astronomy , MSU
- Joseph Slivka , Undergraduate Student , Physics and Astronomy , MSU
Ages: All Ages
- Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry
- Engineering and Technology
- Health and Human Services
Time and Location
Date/Time: 4/6/2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building
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