Out of the ninety odd elements on earth their myriad combinations leads to the rich chemistry we find here. Evolution has tapped into a subset of this complexity and the resulting biochemistry is a reflection of the possibilities.

The Bohle group sets out to learn from the result of this chemcal evolution in an emerging field of chemical biology.

X-ray fluorescence image of a mouse femur showing the concentration of zinc (yellow) and copper (green) and iron (blue).

August 2019 image from APS beamline 13-IDE-E.