I have a PhD in Molecular Biology form the University of Nottingham and am now a post-doc in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester. I use molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology approaches to understand the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.

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Sonication – 7 Tips for Mastering the Art

Sonication – 7 Tips for Mastering the Art

Sonication is mostly used during preparation of protein extracts to help break apart the cell. Although most lysis buffers have buckets of detergent that lyse cell membranes, sonication just gives an extra hand in breaking everything apart. Sonication also breaks up, or shears, DNA in a sample—preventing if from interfering with further sample preparation. Have…