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Hey, I can't remember my mentor's name! - check out the mentor pics (LINK To Be Updated)


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Aspire Awards 2017

Buy a Lab Notebook:

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


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    UCLA researchers have solved the high-resolution structure of a massive cellular machine, the spliceosome, filling the last major gap in our understanding of the RNA splicing process that was previously unclear.
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    A technique which revolutionises cell culture by allowing the continuous production and collection of cells, has been developed by scientists at Newcastle University.

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