• Development of a FRET biosensor to detect the pathogen mycoplasma capricolum 

    Windsor Kramer, Michelle Anne (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Mycoplasmas are a species of bacteria that invade any type of cell and are adaptable to changing environments. We are developing an optical biosensor based on Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) for detection of ...
  • Flourescent molecular rotors as mechanosensors in biofluids 

    Akers, Walter John, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Many disease states have associated blood viscosity changes. Molecular rotors, fluorescent molecules with viscosity sensitive quantum yields, have recently been investigated as a new method for biofluid viscosity measurement. ...
  • A ratiometric fluorometer for reduced sensitivity against solvent artifacts 

    Milich, Kacy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    When measuring fluorescence emission intensity, both the dye concentration and the optical absorption properties of the solvent influence the measured intensity. As a consequence, intensity-based assays (for example quenching ...