How can we use mass spectrometry to predict if grapes exposed to wildfires will produce smoke-tainted wine? This article explores detection of various chemicals associated with low-quality wine.
Author: Emma Stowell
Emma is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida studying the biosynthesis of terpenoid natural products from bacteria. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, gardening, and watching Marvel movies. Find her on Twitter @emmastowell.
Detecting SARS-CoV-2 using Lettuce, not the vegetable
With the continued prevalence of Covid-19, development of new and improved detection methods of the virus is an important step forward in simplifying diagnosis and treatment. This article explores the use of DNA aptamers as a viral detection tool.
Looking toward nature in the fight against COVID-19
How can we use compounds produced by cannabis as tools against COVID-19? This article discusses the identification of three cannabinoids which decrease the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2.
Going to Flavortown: Understanding the terpene content of cannabis
How can using computational and biochemical techniques help us understand the different flavors of cannabis? This paper explores identifying terpenes that make each cannabis strain unique.