Sunday, 15 October 2017

How to Survive a Difficult PCR

How to Survive a Difficult PCR 

I am sure many of you have been there. Everything is going smoothly, and your project seems to be working out perfectly. And then there is this one PCR. For some reason, it just won’t work. It is a black dot on your record. Even though I have a scientific mind, I have to be…

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Alphabet Soup for Bacteria!

Alphabet Soup for Bacteria! 

In its simplest form, a bacterial growth media is designed to support the growth of bacteria. Depending on which bacteria you want to culture, you may have a range of different medias to choose from, each containing a rather unique blend of sometimes surprising (and odd!) components! In this article, I will take you through…

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How to Maintain Healthy Interactions with Flow Cytometry Personnel

How to Maintain Healthy Interactions with Flow Cytometry Personnel 

No matter the ingenuity of your science or the capabilities of your core facility, your results are only as good as your peer-to-peer relationship with the flow cytometry personnel. The following points are from my experience as a flow cytometry facility manager, but they are equally applicable during discussions with managers from any core area.…

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What Is Reproducible Research?

What Is Reproducible Research? 

Once upon a time, I thought reproducible research meant if someone else showed X in a paper, then I should be able to get X in my experiment. However, this actually refers to replication, an important but separate concept. Reproducible research is data analysis that starts with the raw data and arrives at the same…

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

How to Survive a Difficult PCR

How to Survive a Difficult PCR 

I am sure many of you have been there. Everything is going smoothly, and your project seems to be working out perfectly. And then there is this one PCR. For some reason, it just won’t work. It is a black dot on your record. Even though I have a scientific mind, I have to be…

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Alphabet Soup for Bacteria!

Alphabet Soup for Bacteria! 

In its simplest form, a bacterial growth media is designed to support the growth of bacteria. Depending on which bacteria you want to culture, you may have a range of different medias to choose from, each containing a rather unique blend of sometimes surprising (and odd!) components! In this article, I will take you through…

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Monday, 9 October 2017

How to Maintain Healthy Interactions with Flow Cytometry Personnel

How to Maintain Healthy Interactions with Flow Cytometry Personnel 

No matter the ingenuity of your science or the capabilities of your core facility, your results are only as good as your peer-to-peer relationship with the flow cytometry personnel. The following points are from my experience as a flow cytometry facility manager, but they are equally applicable during discussions with managers from any core area.…

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