Dear scientists, we dare you not to laugh when you see your result of this hilarious summer quiz we created for you!
Find out how your habits in and outside of the lab reflect your personality – are you a spinning centrifuge, the wildcard of the bunch or a clever qPCR cycler, do you have a microscopic eye for detail or bring fiery sparks to the workplace? Find out which piece of lab equipment you are!
In this article we will tackle major concerns regarding the use of digital, cloud-based, online lab notebooks and similar software solutions.
I have recently read the 2014 Nature paper on which social media do scientists use and why do they use it. In the meantime a lot has changed, ResearchGate no longer has 4.5 million users, but 8 million. That does not seem much compared to 1.5 billion users Facebook has, but is still a remarkable number considering that only scientists use it.
What is DIY biology and how it can help you build your own lab?
I have been training at updating my research skills for almost a decade now.
How organized are you in the lab? Have you already developed these happy – researchers’- habits?
Did you ever have to assess the costs of your qPCR experiments for a grant proposal, financial report or just out of curiosity? It may sound trivial to calculate but are you sure you didn’t miss anything? We decided to make your life easier and prepared a list of most intuitive web tools that can help you in different stages of qPCR experiment planning.
Meet Justin O’Grady, Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, University of East Anglia and Managing Editor of the BDQ Biomolecular Detection and Quantification Journal.
Meet Dr. Neil Boonham of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)