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Department of Biochemistry

Device Output Overview

2019-02-22 (Friday, Southampton, UK)

The BEST device has a fresh look with NEW fancy labels.

The BEST device new labels

Thank to the external resistors provided by Anthony and Peter the first polarisation and power curve are now available.

2019-02-22 BEST device Polarization and Power curve

2019-02-27 (Wednesday, Barcelona, Spain)

 2019-02-27 BEST device Polarization and Power curve


2019-03-05 (Tuesday, Innsbruck, Austria)

Dr Huete-Ortegafrom Oroboros has kindly agreed to test the cell suspensions of 6803 in the BEST device (CH2,3,4 and the n.c. CH1) in the O2K High-Resolution FluoRespirometry. This test was been particularly relevant as the night before the BEST device was kept outdoor at sub-zero temperature in Innsbruck (Austria). The result are shown in the figure below. Blue traces are the oxygen concentration and red traces are the rate of oxygen variation in pmol/(s * mL).

Oroboros data

The conducted test suggests that Synechocystis in the BEST units (CH2,CH3 ad CH4) are able to consume (dark) and generate (light) oxygen. Therefore, there are alive. 2019-03-05 (Tuesday, Innsbruck, Austria).


2019-03-09 (Saturday, Milano, Italy), external resistor 22kΩ

2019-03-09 BEST Chrono


2019-03-10 (Sunday, Milano, Italy)

2019-03-10  BEST device Polarization and Power curve



2019-03-18 (Monday, Tirana, Albania)

2019-03-19 BEST device Polarisation and Power curve


2019-03-19 (Tuesday, Tirana, Albania)

6803 cell suspension Tirana

The microscopic photos obtained by Prof Aleko Miho and his students on 
the cell suspension from che CH1-CH4 of the BEST device show a 
substantial mono culture of photosynthetic cells.
Many thanks to Prof Aleko Miho and Madalena Kola for taking and analyzing the photo (Optical microscope  Motic BA310, with the Motic camera (CMOS 1/2" 3MP – 2048 x 1536 pixel), objective 100x).


2019-03-25 (Monday, Budapest, Hungary)

2019-03-25 BEST device Polarisation and Power curve



 2019-04-06 (Saturday, Trondheim, Norway)

2019-04-06 BEST device



 2019-04-19 (Friday, Reykjavik, Iceland)

2019-04-19 BEST polarisation curve

Contact Details

Dr Paolo Bombelli


Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Hopkins Building
Downing Site
Cambridge CB2 1QW
United Kingdom