Easily Organise Meetings with a Free Tool: Doodle

Organising lab meetings, journal clubs and even lab get-togethers can be a bit of a hassle, with emails flying about and spreadsheets coming out of your ears. Luckily, thanks to some nifty, free online […]

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Use Less Vector, Killer Cut for Success in Plasmid Cloning

Here's an all-too-often repeated scene in the lab: First thing in the morning, you approach the 37°C incubator with trepidation, open it and through one half-open eye you take a look at the LB […]

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Will The iPad Replace Paper Lab Notebooks? 7 Issues That Need to be Overcome

In April 2010, just after the release of the iPAD, Jode Plank wrote an article for Bitesize Bio asking whether the iPAD will replace lab notebooks.  Fast forward a year and a bit, and […]

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How To Read Manuscripts (and anything else) Twice As Fast

I always thought that doing a speed-reading course would be a good thing to do as a scientist. With the amount of literature we need to consume, speed-reading (the art of reading faster without […]

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If Its Not On Your Resume, It Never Happened

Over the past decade, resumes have played a increasingly important role in the hiring process, even though companies insist they hire people, not resumes). The problem has only been exacerbated by the current economic condition, […]

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Should You Use Magnetic Beads for Immunoprecipitation?

Sepharose beads are porous, which gives them a high surface area for interaction with proteins and allows them to hold a lot of liquid. This is perfect for the application that they were originally […]

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Hints to go from contract to a full time position

With the economy heating up, companies are more likely to begin hiring full time again. So, you just signed up for a two-month position with a great company - one where you would like to work […]

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Careers for Scientists – Clinical Research

This week we're taking a look at the clinical research industry for some great advice if you're thinking about moving into this field.  Vicki Ronaldson, one of our staff writers and more recently of […]

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How a Jellyfish Changed Biology: the discovery and development of GFP

Fluorescent tags are widely used for microscopy and expression studies – but it wasn’t so long ago that this everyday tool was unheard of. In this article we’ll talk about how GFP came to […]

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Careers for Scientists – Operations Director

It's time for another interview with a scientist to see what careers are out there waiting for you.  A few Bitesize Bio readers have asked for more information on jobs within the editorial or […]

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