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Carl Saxton

Carl gained a PhD in Chemistry from University of Aberdeen and a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational studies from University of Cambridge.

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Mass Spectrometry in Biological Research – A Guide for Beginners

By Carl Saxton | June 18, 2021

Mass spectrometry can feel intimidating. Read this easy-to-follow guide to demystify mass spectrometry and learn how it can help your research.

Human Genome Project – 10 years since the first draft

Human Genome Project – 10 years since the first draft

By Carl Saxton | March 9, 2011

  On the 15th February 2001 a draft version of the complete human genome was completed. [1] This draft version was far from perfect but was still a major milestone in the biological world.  So, what has come from this?  What have we learned so far and what is yet to come?   Background The…

Applying Spectroscopy Techniques to Biology: Cracking the cause of Japanese beetle paralysis

Applying Spectroscopy Techniques to Biology: Cracking the cause of Japanese beetle paralysis

By Carl Saxton | February 18, 2011

An article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) caught my eye, which showcases quite nicely that a multitude of chemical spectroscopy techniques can be used for solving a simple observation that dates back nearly 100 years! In short, a team of US scientists using high-resolution mass spectrometry and…

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