Friday, October 29, 2010

Week in review

In the lab:
Like everyone, my week in the lab featured it's fair share of ups and downs. Unfortunately, it also featured some stupid.
The ups:
Successfully electroporated notoriously difficult strain after being told it couldn't be done. (Yeah, don't tell me that if you want me to stop.)
Purified six proteins (of 12) for final replicate. This means my paper will likely be out by the end of the year.

The downs:
Cleaned up after one to many lab members and as a result, went off in lab meeting.
Dropped a bucket full of tubes containing turbid, smelly cultures. Of course, the tubes broke and there was glass and nastiness everywhere.

The stupid:
Performed FPLC without attaching the column to the machine. Doh!


Hermitage said...

I like to have the occasional brainfart just to clear out the lab gremlin karma for all the rest of my experiments ^^

quietandsmalladventures said...

at least there are ups to balance downs? and i hear on the extracurricular cleaning, it drives me batty.