Seeing green

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Presenter: Roger Tsien

Published: November 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Nature Video

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The 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Roger Tsien and colleagues for work on the green fluorescent protein (GFP). This protein, originally found in jellyfish, enables scientists to track the activity of individual proteins within living cells. But student Tyler Arbour is worried that sometimes, using GFP as a label is messing things up. Can Roger Tsien put his mind at ease? Tyler also has questions about science education for chemistry Laureate and Tibetan art enthusiast Richard Ernst.