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Abstract Title: W05 - Make your own DNA or microtubule AFM samples
Abstract: Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are commonplace in research laboratories and have recently been priced for educational use. We have designed several biophysical experiments for these educational AFMs that could be completed in a 3-hour undergraduate laboratory. Many of these experiments require students to image either microtubules or DNA and determine their polymer properties or the stretching force on the molecules. In this workshop, we will show you how to make DNA and microtubule samples and how to perform the biophysical experiments. Specifically, we will have several students on hand to help you in preparing DNA samples and in viewing those samples with the AFM.
Abstract Type: Workshop

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Primary Contact: Ashley Carter