Learn how scientists in the Gene Regulation Laboratory at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) use the ChemiDoc MP imaging system in their work investigating the molecular machinery involved in epigenetic gene regulation. Prof. Ji-Joon Song studies chromatin structure and function and its relation to cellular identity, cell-cell interactions, and gene regulation in disease processes such as cancer. Bio-Rad imaging systems expand the toolkit available researchers in his laboratory, with intuitive operation requiring little or no user training.
The ChemiDoc MP system enables stain-free imaging with superior sensitivity, exceptional image quality, and outstanding versatility. Prof. Song lists the virtues of the ChemiDoc MP system: ease of use, simple and rapid protein quantification, sensitivity comparable to traditional radiolabeling and X-ray film, and the ability to monitor chromatin modifications in real time using three-color visualization. The ChemiDoc MP system is a tool that allows his group to integrate results from structural biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to answer interesting research questions.