This Fluorescence Mapping of Hamsters is part of Graham George’s group at the University of Saskatchewan’s speciality in examining metalloprotein structure and function:

They use X-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and computational chemistry as a probe of detailed chemical structure and mechanisms of metalloprotein active sites.

The following hamster fluorescence maps are from an investigation into the interaction of various elements within the body, particularly arsenic and selenium. Professor Graham N. George and Dr. Olena Ponomarenko from the University of Saskatchewan used Xspress 3 to generate their research and spoke highly about the system.

The team agreed “the quality was much crisper” and they have “managed to accomplish much more in a shorter time compared to previous measurements at the beamline”. Their work in this area continues, and we are looking forward to receiving further updates in the near future.