Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Posts, Student News

Rising senior Bobby Tzepos finally starts to finish up the optimization for the electrochemical technique to detect Co(III)-protoporphyrin IX in our early-detection malaria scheme!  Next, he’s on to nanoparticle synthesis of CoPPIX, which is then going to be used to conjugate an antibody specific to the malaria protein to determine the amount of the malarial parasite in an infected person after following our proposed plan! It is much more complex than that but stay tuned throughout the summer to check-in on progress of our scheme!  The picture above is the purification of Bobby’s first batch CoPPIX nanoparticles almost ready for dynamic light scattering (DLS) to measure nanoparticle diameter!