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Finished!!
Last friday was the official last day of my summer studentship in the Stockley lab! The last couple of days were super busy and fun! I learnt how to use the smFCS, which measures the fluorescence of single molecules in solution. So good! So I thought I'd ju...
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Last week!
This is officially my last week of my summer studentship and it's all gone so fast!! There has been so good and bad times for science on the way, but overall my experience has been great and I feel very prepared to start my third year project next year at u...
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Long time no post...
So I haven't posted about what I've been getting up to in a while, this is because its been a bit of a slow week. After running out of enzyme at the end of last week, I've been waiting on the delivery to come all week with it finally arriving this morning! ...
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It's working!!!
I finally got my column working yesterday, after about a week of trying different things to clean it out! I have no idea what happened to it, or what made it start working again, but all I need to know is that it is in fact again working! And I have my best...
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Battle 2 with the Electron Microscope.....
My second battle with the electron microscope took place last Thursday, and I can happily say that it was a successful one!! I tested a few different staining techniques as my last images would not focus because of the techniques used for staining. My first...
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The route of the problem!
I think that I may have solved the mystery of the disappearing virus! YAY!! First thing on Wednesday morning we decided to troubleshoot the column I have been using to separate my dissociated virus as a lot of my sample was getting "lost" somewhere. After t...
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Why won't you concentrate?!?!
So, a pretty unsuccessful beginning to week 5 of my internship. I am still trying to do my chymotrypsin digestion experiment, but I am having trouble getting my sample concentrated enough to show up on my SDS PAGE gels! I am losing a lot of sample when I in...
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End of week 3
So its the end of my third week here in the Stockley lab, and its been a busy one! Alongside moving house, I've been trying to complete my protease digestion experiment (mentioned in a previous post), which has proven to be more difficult then I first expec...
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The speed of science
Let me tell you one thing, science isn't fast! I have learnt that there's a lot of waiting around in science! Columns need equilibrating for hours, dialysis needs to run over night, gels take at least 40 mins to run, always with the waiting! Fortunately I a...
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The next steps....
After my meeting with my supervisor yesterday, I now know what my next set of experiments will be! The answer to which is unknown, so this is classed as "proper research", which is very exciting!! The TCV coat protein dimer (shown in the diagram below) has ...
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