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Martin Chalfie

"Scientific inquiry starts with observation. The more one can see, the more one can investigate. Indeed, we often mark our progress in science by improvements in imaging. "

From GFP: Lighting Up Life: Nobel Lecture, December 8, 2008

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GFP: Lighting Up Life: Nobel Lecture by Martin Chalfie

After hearing a departmental lunchtime seminar by Paul Brehm that described light production in jelly fish, acqurin and then about a fluorence protein that produced green light instead pf blue, Chalfie became excited about using this protein as a biological marker. The lecture details the events in his laboratory that resulted with with using GFP in C. elegans.

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