DIY genetics – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the DNA

Do It Yourself genetics is an emerging field. Say what? Check the video below:   There are extensive guides and kits that you can buy online that give you the tools to modify among other things bacteria. Cool, so what? Well, not everyone is excited. Freedom of information poses many questions, and the best way… Read More DIY genetics – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the DNA

Fab Lab

“This is going to be painful, but at least I look fabulous!” – I said, wearing protection glasses and wielding a scalpel. I was getting ready for a long session of cutting bands from an agarose gel, something everyone who has ever done DNA sequencing is well familiar with. See how the gel looks like,… Read More Fab Lab

Hey scientist! Just do the opposite and everything will be fine

A while back ago a former classmate of mine, who is also a PhD student at KI, was complaining on Facebook that her research wasn’t going forward. She had spent years on doing countless of experiments for a project that didn’t give any positive data. As you can imagine she felt much stress and frustration.… Read More Hey scientist! Just do the opposite and everything will be fine