I can help you with your research by using crystallography.
Time: 1951, King's College London.
I have been studying nucleic acids and proteins via X-ray imaging. I was able to isolate single fibers of DNA. I also have background knowledge of nucleic structure.
I was told that I would be in charge of the X-Ray Studies of DNA! I came here with a lot of information that made this research possible to occur. We should start analyzing different kind of techniques that could be used in order to conclude how the DNA is being shaped.
I was told that you would be my helper. I was going to be in charge of this research of X-Ray studies of DNA!
Well actually, I had gotten two high-resolution photos of crystallized DNA fibers and can conclude the basics of DNA strands. I believe that the phosphate is on the outside of what can be a helical structure.
We have tried using X-Ray diffraction images, but there isn't any sign of proving the shape of the DNA formed.
In 1953 Franklin left Cambridge and decided to go to Birkbeck lab. She worked in finding the structure of tobacco mosaic virus during that period she was suffering cancer.
Even with the publishments, we have made the DNA structure goes more in-depth than we thought. The more investigations we do the more we learn about the DNA structure.
We should publish more papers on our X-Ray data to see if anyone can contribute to discovering the shape of the DNA.
when Franklin and Wilkin both used the method of X-Ray Diffraction to investigate the structure of DNA. X-Ray Diffraction is the distribution of X-Rays by the spacing of atoms of a crystal. It is a useful method to discover a structure. Due to Franklin not wearing protection, she was slowly dying.
In 1958 Rosalind Franklin died due to all the radiation she had received from her investigation making her have cancer. Maurice Wilkins received an award in 1962. She wasn't recognized for her contribution to the project.