University of Cambridge Use Green-Qube Grow Tent’s in Their Research


One of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities now use Green-Qube grow tents within their research groups.  We always love hearing how our grow tents are being used across the world but this one is particularly interesting and exciting!   The University of Cambridge is at the forefront of research development and for Green-Qube hydroponic grow tents to play a part in this is a massive privilege!


So we spoke to Dr Kathryn Feller, Marie Skłodoska-Curie Research Fellow, who is part of a research group at the University of Cambridge that studies how nervous systems work in crustaceans and insects.   Working within the Department of Physiology, Development, & Neuroscience, Dr Feller uses a number of Green-Qube grow tents to carry out her research.


In Kathryn’s words “Our lab does a lot of experiments involving a technique called electrophysiology, which is simply just measuring the electric impulses neurons use to send messages around the body. Since the electrical impulses are so small in animal neurons we need our experimental stations to be completely isolated from the noise of external electric fields (which are EVERYWHERE and can be very large!).”


Sounds complicated! So where does our Green-Qube grow tents come in? Well the research faculty have to construct a box around the experiment called a Faradays Cage, which is simply an all metal cage that blocks any electric fields from getting inside. The Green-Qube 60 [GQ60 60xm x 60cm x 90cm] is, according to Dr Feller, “absolutely PERFECT for building these cages because it is all metal, sturdy, light weight, affordable, and easily modified to accommodate different size cages around our different experiments. Thank you for selling such a wonderful product!”


Well we are honoured to help play a very small part in the research and development of neuroscience.  We are excited to hear where the research leads to and how it might help the human race!