I think I’m safe in saying that all chemistry students know (or should know!) this song. It’s one of my favourites, and I think it only fair that you, as molecular biologists, should also get to know it. First recorded back in 1959, Tom Lehrer was Professor of Math at Harvard University who went on to write many more humorous songs throughout the 60’s. As someone once suggested, “they should name the next element Lehrerium” and I couldn’t agree more.
And so, with much alliteration and no particular relation to the ordering of the periodic table, I present a stunning rendition of “The Element Song” . By the way, I still have the vinyl copy!
So, you’ve done your experiment, prepped your samples, and run your SDS-PAGE gel. Now it’s time for the all-important transfer step, that tricky point that will determine the quality of your Western blot. Transfer times are empirical and based on your own particular samples, which means that there is no easy way to determine how […]
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