Tag Archive | Research

5 software and applications to help you stay on top of things

5 software and applications to help you stay on top of things

When I first sat behind the helm of the R&D management, I had a lot on my mind and on my hands. And the clock was ticking. When the R&D team was composed of only myself, I had to be both efficient and very specific with my prioritization. A lab had to be secured, equipped, […]

The CRISPR phenomenon

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow” Edward Teller Scientific progress is the end result of current and past research. Not many scientific discoveries in history have singularly influenced the human kind, especially those that their discovery ignited further rapid successions of discoveries. The development of the atom bomb is one such example, […]

10 items you must have when working and commuting

A century ago, most people worked at their home proximity, most of their day was centered on labor and less on traveling. Today, with the expanding globalization culture and the availability of fast transportation means, many people commute tens and even over hundred kilometers from their home to their place of work. However, fast as […]

Crystallography for beginners – part 6 – what to do when the protein doesn’t crystallize?

In previous posts I have discussed methods to grow protein crystals and how to monitor their growth. Yet, in many cases the first screen(s) trials will not yield any protein crystals. In such a case, what strategies one should explore on the path for protein crystals? In this and later posts I will discuss these […]

Purify, purify and…purify more: tips for improving your protein purification capabilities – part 5

Through a series of posts I have recently shared tips and insights about improving your protein purification preparation. It included bioinformatics analysis for protein purification, affinity chromatography, Ion-exchange chromatography and Size exclusion chromatography. Now that you have successfully established a pure sample, how should you store it? And what can you do to learn about […]

Purify, purify and…purify more: tips for improving your protein purification capabilities – part 4

In many cases, even if we have a relatively purified protein, we would want to add an additional polishing step in the form of a size exclusion chromatography (SEC) or gel filtration. In this post I will discuss some considerations and tips in regard to maximizing the use of SEC.

The cost of being unorganized

A couple of days ago I have seen a comment on twitter made by @Bam294 – here it goes: Now, putting aside the fact that it is a wrong decision to transfer samples from -80 degrees to plus 4 degrees, it reminded me of the importance of order and documentation of freezers sample, especially those […]