I am a jack of many trades and master of one kind of person. I trained in molecular biology of protozoan parasites studying LINEs and SINEs and apply molecular and computational techniques to identify small RNAs with therapeutic, diagnostic or prognostic potential for human and animal diseases.

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Microsoft Excel Can Help You Set Up Multi-Well Plates

When you are a newbie to qPCR or qRT-PCR, it is quite common to write everything down in your lab notebook and then tediously mark off reagents or samples as you add them. People typically start with a master mix for items you add to multiple samples such as (Mg2+, dNTPs, 10X PCR buffer, additives,…

16 Aug 2017 PCR, qPCR and qRT-PCR

Harness the Power of BioEdit and Microsoft Excel for Quick BLAST Summaries

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) remains the cornerstone of biological sequence analysis. When users have one or few queries, the data are easy to interpret based on the graphical output that the search provides. However, when you have to analyze hundreds or a few thousand queries, running graphical outputs can be computationally intensive, difficult…

09 Jul 2016 Software & Online Tools