Baltic Sea Day at the Turku central library
Studio: klo 16.30-18.00 Project Researcher Sultana Akter: Simple diagnostics tools to detect cyanobacterial toxin from water
In the Department of Life Technologies (Biotechnology), University of Turku, we have developed simple and sensitive methods to detect microcystins and nodularins, the most common liver-toxins secreted by cyanobacteria in natural water. Microcystins are widely found in the fresh water lakes and rivers while the nodularins are found in the coastal brackish water bodies eg Baltic Sea. We plan to develop similar improved, simple-to-use methods for cyanobacterial neurotoxins. From this presentation, you will know how antibodies are used to develop simple diagnostics tools to detect cyanotoxin from water sample.