HPLC Detector in Research of Extractable Organic Materials in Hybrid Poplar
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
This proposal is asking for funds to help cover costs associated with Shimadzu UV spectrophotometer and photodiode detector that would support our existing HPLC system and extend our research into antimicrobial properties in the leaves of hybrid poplar trees in Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory (BBL) at the UW. Myself and my six lab colleagues have discovered such properties and are extremely interested in developing it further into something big. Currently we as students cannot continue with our discovery and it has halted our progress for potential renewable antimicrobial products that would help benefit fields from medicine, dentistry to even agriculture and many more. We hope this proposal will be given the green light for our UV spec and detector so we can continue with our project in hopes to better our future. Total number of 53 undergraduate students that will benefit by utilizing the equipment every quarter are coming from Bioresource Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Biology departments.