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Biochemistry – with colour! Or the day I narrowly avoided seaweed stain down my front (and found out about a really cool protein)

The red algae, Griffithsia sp.

Some time back, I was absent-mindedly striding down the particleboard-clad corridors of the Otago Biochemistry Department, when I nearly smacked right into Malcolm Rutledge, one of our excellent assistant research fellows. Luckily, I stopped just in time, because he was carrying very precious cargo. Nestled in a polystyrene box filled with ice, was a glass tube with a brilliant crimson-red liquid in it. Continue reading