mvening

Misa Vening is a computer geek who's transitioning to microbiology and the study of the alimentary microbiome. She is currently a student research aide in the Krajmalnik-Brown Lab at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. In her “spare” time, she writes science fiction.

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Wrangling Your Liquid Handler

Sometimes working with a liquid handling machine seems a bit like wrangling a wild mustang—I know what I want it to do, but the software doesn’t work that way. That’s particularly true when working with 96-well plates. So, sometimes you have to think “outside the box.” Don’t limit yourself to what the manufacturer intended (but…

01 Aug 2016 Equipment Mastery & Hacks

Basic Care for Your Liquid Handler

Liquid handlers, such as the Eppendorf 5075 I use to prepare DNA libraries, can be an immense help in the lab. Not only can they provide “lights-out” automation, freeing you to do something else, but they can make your work more reproducible. Here are some ideas to make your liquid handling robot perform at its…

09 Jul 2016 Equipment Mastery & Hacks