Mentors at Your Benchside

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Maxam–Gilbert Sequencing: What It Is and 3 Modern Applications

#103 — DNA sequencing is a fundamental technique in modern molecular biology that has revolutionized the study of genes.In the old days, Maxam–Gilbert sequencing was the method of choice, but it has mostly been replaced by Sanger sequencing and Next-Generation methods.Yet, it sti ...  Show more

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Explained In 3 Easy Steps

#102 — Fluorescence microscopy images not only look great but also allow us to get a better understanding of cells, structures, and tissues. And confocal laser scanning microscopy lets us construct 3D images from 2D micrographs. In this episode, learn the basic principles of conf ...  Show more

How to Become an Expert at Getting Funded

#101 —  Discover what it takes to become an expert at getting funded, from simple habits such as summarizing what you read in the literature, to big steps such as organizing your very own conference to establish your name in your field.With over 30 years of experience as a biomed ...  Show more

5 Types of Difficult Lab Supervisor and How to Handle Them

#100 — Science attracts so many different and quirky personalities that you are bound to have some people you just don’t get along with. Conflicts happen, and there are many strategies you can take to deal with conflict in the lab. But when your lab supervisor is the problem, it ...  Show more

7 Top Tips to Make the Most of Your Flow Cytometry Training

#99 — So you’ve got your flow cytometry training booked and are one step closer to that precious data.But if you want to hit the ground running and get some useful data from your samples, there are some little things you'll need to do.These include reading up on a bit of backgrou ...  Show more