LMB 365 – Day 118

The small soil worm C. elegans is used by Mario de Bono’s group in the Cell Biology Division to study proteins that control behaviour. To extract these proteins, worms are frozen into balls by dropping them into liquid nitrogen and then ground into a fine powder. Day 118 of #LMB365 is a photo of some frozen “worm balls” containing over 1 million frozen worms.