BioConference Live 2011: Free Online Conference for Life Science Professionals

BioConference Live is fast becoming a permanent fixture on the Bitesize Bio office calendar. And this year is no exception. This two day, all-online event brings speakers on a huge variety of topics right […]

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What’s Your Idea of Project Management?

Many PhD students conducting their research are not aware of the fact that conducting autonomous research is project management. This assumption is realized by most students only after graduation or in the last year […]

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Can You Describe Your Research in 30 Seconds? 60?

As scientists, we tend to get engrossed in our own scientific world as we focus on graduating, publishing a paper or getting that grant out. Our labs, quite literally, become our world. Which is […]

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Be Your Own Editor – and watch out for speed bumps!

There’s no author who can’t benefit from an editor, or two, or ten.  But first, an author needs to do everything they can to make the manuscript as good as they possibly can.  You […]

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Applying Spectroscopy Techniques to Biology: Cracking the cause of Japanese beetle paralysis

An article in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) caught my eye, which showcases quite nicely that a multitude of chemical spectroscopy techniques can be used for solving […]

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How Does Mass Spec Work? Part 1- Introduction

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that’s becoming increasingly important in bioscience research.  This is the first part of a series that will introduce you to this technique, how it works and how […]

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Review articles: yea or nay?

I’ve written two review articles over the course of my graduate career, and read many many more…but I have to say, I’m not that convinced about their usefulness.  As an author, I don’t really […]

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The Ins and Outs of Protein Concentration – Chromatography

In parts one and two of this series I described how semi-permeable membranes and precipitation methods could be used to concentrate your protein-of-interest, but there is one more method that you may not have […]

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The Ins and Outs of Protein Concentration – Protein Precipitation

While precipitation is an obvious choice for concentrating DNA and RNA samples, it can also be an effective way to concentrate proteins. Here in installment two of this three part series, I describe the […]

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The Ins and Outs of Protein Concentration – Semi-permeable Membranes

This is the first of a three part series describing some of the most common methods for concentrating proteins. In later installments I'll discuss using protein precipitation and chromatography to concentrate a protein. However, […]

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