F03 : Microfluidic C. elegans electrotaxis procedure towards the detection of heavy metal residue in water

Students Neha Gupta
School HWDSB - Westdale Secondary School - Hamilton
Level Senior 11/12 - Grade 11
Group Group 1 - Earth and Environmental
Abstract Many human activities since the Industrial Revolution are known to produce harmful chemical byproducts, of which heavy metals in low concentration are common. However, current methods of heavy metal salt detection in water are not widely accessible. Experimentation involved C. elegans nematodes exposed to heavy metals to investigate efficient and reliable methods of heavy metal toxicity detection in water.
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