Note: to subscribe to announcements via your email, click on the Notify Me tab at the top of the Announcements page. Old Announcements are here

Hey, I can't remember my mentor's name! - check out the Mentor Pics (link on the left hand side menu)


Welcome to the VDS Stream!

Aspire Awards 2017

Buy a Lab Notebook:

  • Blueline notebooks (A9Q or A9, with or without grids, 192 pages costs $5.95) from the COOP
  • LabNotebookImage_outside.jpg LabNotebookImage_inside.jpgLabNotebookImage_insidepages.jpg

A note about turning In Assignments:

Title your filename appropriately – using the standard format that we have been using.
  • UTEID_Name_Date_AssignmentName.doc
  • Convert your document to a PDF

PAI 2.14 wet lab
PAI 3.04H Dr. B's office
WEL 2.128 (and maybe WEL 2.144) computer lab
Painter 1st floor - ice room, autoclave, big centrifuge
Biotech lab - WEL 3.270
Fast lab - BME 6th floor
Chemistry Storeroom - WEL 1st floor (basement) - supplies and dry ice
Chemistry Electronics Shop - WEL 2nd floor (near computer lab)
BioScience Storeroom - NHB 1.502 - supplies
  • NHB glassware shop - next to BioSci storeroom
ICMB Core Facilities:
  • DNA Sequencing Facility (DASF) - MBB 1.426
  • ICMB Storeroom - MBB 1.426K (separate room for turning in invoice and for picking up items)
    • Can only pick up items from 9-12 AM and 2-5 PM

Things to Keep in Mind

Wikispaces does not like it when you have more than 3 windows open at a time! It be slow.
Store reagents at the proper temperature & in the right location (e.g. correct freezer box)
Label all reagents (tubes, boxes, liguids, powders) with VDS and Date (also include your initials if it is yours)
Write down everything that you do in lab into your lab notebook
Clean your area when done and return reagents and materials to their 'homes


Hmmm .... Science is hard.,1405/

For students that are interested to join the MBS club--this is a UT student affiliate of ASBMB. (American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Lab Report for Beer's Law Postponed until Wednesday at Midnight (Feb 13th) for All


Top Pharmaceuticals Posters:

Disease Focused Pharmaceuticals Poster:

Biochemistry News - Chemistry News
  • Combining microbial and chemical fingerprints for forensics applications Yesterday
    Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation have for the first time combined technologies that detect the presence of microbes and chemicals to identify "who touched what" in a manmade space.
  • A small protein with many applications Yesterday
    Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics a...
  • Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollution Thursday
    In a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have figured out a way to keep certain proteins active outside of the cell. The resear...
  • Chemical attraction gives rattlesnake peptide the bite on superbugs Thursday
    Researchers have shown why a fragment of a protein from the venom gland of rattlesnakes could be the basis for an alternative to conventional antibiotics.
  • Saving lives with platypus milk Thursday
    A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance a step closer; the humble platypus.

Science Latest
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery - Issue - science feeds
  • Antibacterial drugs: Discovering antibiotics through soil metagenomics Thursday
    Antibacterial drugs: Discovering antibiotics through soil metagenomicsAntibacterial drugs: Discovering antibiotics through soil metagenomics, Published online: 16 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nrd.2018.36Antibacterial drugs: Discovering antibiotics thro...
  • Cancer: Tipping the splicing balance to kill cancer cells Thursday
    Cancer: Tipping the splicing balance to kill cancer cellsCancer: Tipping the splicing balance to kill cancer cells, Published online: 16 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nrd.2018.38Cancer: Tipping the splicing balance to kill cancer cells
  • Kinase inhibitors: the road ahead Thursday
    Kinase inhibitors: the road aheadKinase inhibitors: the road ahead, Published online: 16 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nrd.2018.21Existing kinase inhibitor drugs predominantly target receptor tyrosine kinases in cancer. Here, Gray and Ferguson review no...
  • Asthma: Alternative route to airway relaxation Thursday
    Asthma: Alternative route to airway relaxationAsthma: Alternative route to airway relaxation, Published online: 16 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nrd.2018.37Asthma: Alternative route to airway relaxation
  • Tissue-agnostic cancer drug pipeline grows, despite doubts Mar 8, 2018
    Tissue-agnostic cancer drug pipeline grows, despite doubtsTissue-agnostic cancer drug pipeline grows, despite doubts, Published online: 09 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nrd.2018.6The FDA could soon approve the first drug developed explicitly for a tissu...

ScienceDirect Publication: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

Wikispaces : vdsstream VDS - all changes