Microbiology/Biotech

Blog posts about microbiology and biotechnology. This is probably why most of you came to my site!

Bacteria Transformation

A quintessential skill that's often utilized for industry application is bacterial transformation. The idea behind transformation is to give a strain of bacteria a gene to express, allowing us to have, in essence,

SDS-PAGE Crash Course

Long ago, when I took the applications course for biotechnology, we learned about protein analysis. Similar to DNA analysis, analyzing proteins consists of looking at the order of amino acids. Proteins, however, pose

Basic Cell Line Maintenance

Transitioning from prokaryotic cells to eukaryotic cells is a big step up from every other lab done up until this point. Not only does it require more caution to remain aseptic, but it