Monday, June 21, 2010

New (old) person in the lab

Congratulations to Assaf! He submitted his M.Sc., got a final grade, and his latest paper with Ollie was sent to the journal.

Now Assaf embarks on a new career and set out to tackle some experimental stuff in the lab. Today he got his official induction into the lab stuff. He donned gloves and cherry-picked ~380 strains from the knockout library for his first experiment.  This means picking colonies from the original library plates to a fresh plate with media. The challenge is to maintain concentration as each colony must be identified by row/column address and then copied to the right target position.

Avital kept a close eye on him to help ensure that no mistakes creep in during this crucial step.

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