Vaidyanathan Subramaniam

I did Masters in Molecular Genetics and have cut and joined genes all my life. I developed a fascination for biophysics and computational biology in my professional career and have tinkered with some cool instrumentation including NMR spectrometers, NGS systems, complex cell sorters, and advanced microscopes. Apart from this, I consult and write on a variety of topics such as health, consumer technology, and Indic studies.

Articles by Vaidyanathan Subramaniam

Getting the Latest Microscope Technology into Your Lab: To Build or To Buy?

Getting the Latest Microscope Technology into Your Lab: To Build or To Buy?

Discover whether it’s better to build or buy the latest microscope technology for your lab. This article weighs the advantages of custom builds against the ease and reliability of purchasing from vendors, helping you make the best choice for your research needs.

Get Your Microscopy Mojo Back with Our Image Acquisition and Processing Tips

Get Your Microscopy Mojo Back with Our Image Acquisition and Processing Tips

Ever since the invention of the first compound microscope by Zacharias Jansen in 1590, our understanding of the microscopic world has grown exponentially. Microscopes have evolved from mere assemblies of magnifying lenses to extremely powerful tools for visualization on the atomic scale. You can find a wealth of information on the workings of a microscope…

Guidelines for Efficient Cell Sorting – Part 1

Flow cytometry is a pervasive tool to characterize just about anything in cell biology. From quantifying the expression of surface antigens, to determining the physiological changes in cells and everything in between, flow cytometry is as indispensable to a cell biologist as a knife is to a surgeon. Cell sorting is pivotal in enabling researchers…