TBI Seminar: MSU's new Confocal Raman microscope with cell-sorting ability: A tool for your research
- Monday, March 11, 2019 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Plant Biosciences Building, 108 - view map
Roland Hatzenpichler is an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and affiliated faculty with MSU’s Thermal Biology Institute and Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE). He runs an environmental microbiology lab focused on developing an experiment-based understanding of the physiology and in situ activity of uncultured microorganisms in their native habitats. He is particularly interested in sediment-dwelling archaea living in geothermal springs of Yellowstone National Park, deep-sea sediments, and salt marshes and how they impact the biogeochemical cycling of carbon.
Roland will present a new instrument that, with support from colleagues at CBE, he recently brought to MSU: A Confocal Raman micro-spectrophotometer designed to study individual microbial cells. In his talk “A new Confocal Raman microscope with cell-sorting ability at MSU: What to do with it and how to get seed funding for using it,” Roland will present the capabilities of the instrument and what Raman microscopy can teach us about the biochemistry, physiology, and activity of cells. Last, he will discuss how MSU scientists (of all ranks) can apply for seed funding – generously provided by the Murdock Charitable Trust – to explore the use of Raman microscopy in their research.
If you would like to meet with Roland, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org