2014 YSP Students

Young Scholars Program – 2014 Individual Research Project

This is my seventh year with Young Scholars Program (YSP) from Department of Biological Science since 2007 and sponsored  Individual Research Project (IRP) each year.


The aim of the project is to crystallize a protein and study the effects differing relative humidity environment on crystal symmetry and dimensions. It will involve the following steps: 1) Specific laboratory skills in handling liquids, biological samples and liquid nitrogen. 2) Preparation of buffer solutions, enzyme samples and crystallization plates. 3) Setting-up crystal trays with enzyme samples. 4) Optical examination of crystal trays using a light microscope and recording results. 5) Mounting crystals in glass capillaries and equilibrating with salt solutions. 6)    Examination of crystals using x-ray diffraction instrument and recording results. 7) Drawing conclusions based on the observations. It is expected that Steps 1-3 can be completed during the first three weeks, Steps 4 and 5 can be completed during the fourth week, Steps 6 and 7 during the fifth week leaving the last week for final analysis and presentation of the results.

2014 IRP Paper and Poster

2014 IRP Photos


Updated: November 24, 2015.