Our headline is simple: we managed to reproduce the RNA switch described for Zika virus! But how do you get from zero to a functional laboratory workflow?
This week, it was finally decided: after watching the Science Slam Berlin at the beginning of February, we are actually going to compete at the April Edition of this Event!
A thrilling event for the diagnost-x team: finally, the first work steps in the laboratory are performed! But what exactly is happening in the lab right now?
After their successful meeting last week, the science team is now all set to start - and already facing the first challenge...
This week, after thorough planning, the general meeting of the science team took place. The goal was to introduce the new members to the project, but doing that by just giving a talk to the aspiring scientists? The Science Team Leaders had a much better idea...
Infection with the tapeworm Taenia solium, prevalent on 4 continents, is the most frequent preventable cause of epilepsy worldwide - but how can the parasite be this successful? A look at the worm's life cycle and mode of reproduction explains how this can happen.
The aim of all our efforts and the final goal of this team is to develop WormSpotter, a tool to diagnose infection with the tapeworm Taenia Solium. But why do we care about this particular parasite?
An idea without a face will never go far - and to show you our faces, the Diagnost-x team members took part in a photo shoot to get everyone from their best angle. The team photos are soon to appear on this site, so stay tuned!
Until then: take a glimpse behind the scene and watch team photographer Arad at work!
This week, the Diagnost-x team set out to bring their communication skills to perfection. And who better to ask than our partnering consultancy BCG?