My progress with the Aquarium Project

Hello everybody, 

Thought I’d do a quick log/blog entry of what I have been doing in the lab for the past couple of days. I just got a brief introduction to sampling the first few times I was in the lab. I didn’t do too much of hands on sampling, but developed a fair idea of how it was done before it all ended.

And now we are moving on to do PCR’s and DNA extractions.  This is what I consider to be the core of the project and I truly hope to learn a great deal from it. I’ve never been exposed to all these techniques in this particular way and that makes it really exciting to learn all these things! I was really happy to see magnetic beads, cytometers and micro pipettes the first time I entered the Genome Center. 

The last time I was in the lab, I was introduced to the basics of analysis, and I learnt how to handle the micro-pipettes. I look forward to performing PCR this week.

Another important update: Currently, I am looking for people in the lab to work with me on the Undergraduate Research Conference. It is something I am really interested in because I love making posters and talking about research and also learning about research. If anyone is interested in doing this, I am willing to help out in any way possible.

The link to the conference page is here:

I think it’s a good opportunity for the Eisen lab to talk about its achievements! 

If anyone is interested, please let David Coil know, and if you need help, please do ask me. I’d love to do my bit! I hope to hear back on this.

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