3 Position Power(ish) Snatch @ 205... we will just say the last one counts for the effort. Most importantly, feels nice to lift outside and feel the hair flow in the wind again. 💁🏻
I officially got all the painting and cleaning done that needed to happen in the lab. That fresh sterile high gloss white, makes the lab much more sterile. The high gloss helps prevent any contamination from building up, while also being extremely easy to clean. I have been gone for the holidays but I was able to finally get the university to install a temp roof, soon to be followed by a real roof, on a structure a 100 yards from my lab and before the rain came. I will be doing a full bleach down of that structure and setting up a fruiting chamber by the end of the week. 2018 off to a good start #mycofueled
Today we are exploring the wonderful world of Trent who plays guitar in TAKE. *
When he's not writing sweet guitar riffs He works at a toxicology lab. Meaning he tests people for drug use and abuse. Their main goal is to help people get and stay clean.
Mood: In my zone #TheGeneral 💯💯💪 #BallIsLife 🏀 some ppl jus different wen it comes to certain shit. Gotta respect it well u dont have to lol Im the type to make u respect it 💯 #Lindseylifestyle still out here. Another champion game Tuesday, lets get it preparation is the key #LabWork
These are two samples of serum (blood without the cells). When I use the serum in my experiments, I have to heat it to 56°C to inactivate some components (something called complement) while still preserving the activity of other components (antibodies). The sample on the left has been heated to 56°C.
The sample on the right is what happens when my heat block decides to break, and instead heats the samples to 70°C. At this temperature the sample changed to a more grey colour, from the translucent pinky-orange it was, and also went solid!!! This would be because the proteins in the sample denatured, falling apart and losing their structure - kind of like what happens when you fry an egg!
Thankfully I have other aliquots of these samples, so I can use those instead, but that is my #labfail for today!! 😨😨😭😭
What I have been doing this week in the lab? .
You might have notice all the nice/ bad crystals💎 in my stories🎥 .
. 👩🔬 Well, I have been spending most of my time in the "crystallization room" where all the INCREDIBLE crystal shapes are obtained. 🤓💎
Here we are trying to grow crystals of a given protein (or complexes). To do so, we need to try different conditions (very challenging) in which the protein will assume a well-ordered orientation in order to form a crystal. Bear in mind that finding out the appropriate crystallization conditions often requires empirical testing of many conditions and strategies before finding a successful crystallization condition.
. ⚠ Why this is important? 👇
Because as we say usually in the lab: Garbage In = Garbage Out, a crystal structure is only as good as the crystal used for data collection. Because from here you can start to elaborate these data and obtain the 3D structure of a biological macromolecule.
This is one of my favorite step in structural biology (well I'm a crystallographer so.. 😎). .
I think that crystallization is more of an art than a science (and very much LUCK🤞🤞🤞🤞). .
DAY 296 | CLUMSY
France - B. 🇫🇷
Today before starting the new lipid analysis step I had to take part to a small meeting with my colleague for Thursday experiment. It was scheduled for 9am and because I arrived around 8am I decided to launch another evaporation and put parafilm around the Petri boxes we produced on Monday. I think it was the first time ever I spent that much time on this. I was so clumsy that it made me laugh. You know, it was like I had 2 left hands and was so dumb to use them correctly. The piece of paper that cover the parafilm was stuck, even my nails couldn’t reach it... well, funny, I started my day by being awkward and what was supposed to take me 2 min wasn’t done in 20... 😅 hopefully the small meeting went at this perfect timing and put my mind in the game again! It was constructive and everything is almost ready for next week! Just need to fix the last pieces.
During the afternoon, as scheduled I did some transmethylation for polar lipids and even take a lead in the next week ones by preparing the tubes. At the end of the day, K went to help me writing names on the samples for ENRIC 2. I’m at home now, I feel like a million tube are dancing in front of my eyes...! Well, that will be funny when I will have done the 100 samples left 😬 have a nice weekend everyone!
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