Mercury is a global pollutant in which methylmercury (MeHg) is the most notorious of all other chemical species. MeHg, after entering the bloodstream, binds to the Sulfhydryl groups (SH- groups) present in the cysteine amino acid (Sulfur-containing amino acid).
As a Early-stage researcher (ESR 11-Allwin Mabes Raj) of the GMOS-Train project received training in synthesizing and stabilizing nanomaterials. I has synthesized nine different nanomaterials so far, which will be used for the adsorption of Inorganic mercury (Hg2+) and methylmercury (MeHg) from the aqueous solution.
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Ethanol Inactivation of Enveloped Viruses
Ever wondered how ethanol inactivates enveloped viruses such as coronaviruses? Using spectroscopy, scattering, electron microscopy and bio-assays, biocolloids demonstrates structural transformation in the virus envelope leading to inactivation. More on webpage .