Protein models of an Arabidopsis thaliana receptor and its ligand

18 January 2018

3D-printed RLP30 and NLP We wanted to challenge our 3D-printer and printed scientific correct protein models. Being molecular phytopathologists we, of course, had to print a plant receptor and an elicitor! In greenish yellow you see the ectodomain of RLP30 from Arabidopsis thaliana. It belongs to the leucine-rich repeat receptor-like...

Test Tube Photometer Building Instructions

21 December 2017

This is the second part of the complete test tube photometer building instructions: The building and wiring instructions. But if you want you can go back to the the shopping list. Here you find instructions for building the test tube photometer. If something is not completely clear to you, let...

Test Tube Photometer Shopping List

09 December 2017

This is the first part of the complete test tube photometer building instructions: The Shopping List. But if you want you can directly go to the building and wiring instructions. Here you find a list of all the things you will need to build the test tube photometer, which we...

Wireless Leaf Temperature Sensors

27 July 2017

TL;DR: Wireless and batteryless: Spyros developed a plant moisture sensor using standard FM radio waves to power itself and to transfer data by backscattering! These days everybody knows that water is the most essential resource for life as we know it. That’s why for example scientists are looking for water...

Project: 3D Rack Designer

14 July 2017

We wrote a short .scad script for the open source software OpenSCAD to facilitate 3D design of laboratory racks used for 3D printing. It is nothing special but very useful if you have vials which wouldn’t fit in any rack and don’t have the time to design a 3D model...

Welcome to openplant.science

12 July 2017

Welcome to openplant.science fellow scientist, maker, biohacker, open source enthusiast and everybody else who came to visit. We are proud to present to you our web page we started for people just like you! What is this all about? First, with the projects we link or upload on this website...