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Haaris Safdari

Haaris Ahsan Safdari is a graduate student working with Dr. Piotr Szwedziak at Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Poland. He uses multiscale approach, combining imaging across scales (single particle cryo-EM, X-ray protein crystallography and fluorescence light microscopy bridged by electron cryotomography) with biochemistry (in vitro reconstitutions) to understand the organisation and architecture of cells at the molecular level. In his master’s dissertation, he developed a sense of love for structural biology and enthusiasm to solve the structures of important macromolecular complexes and proteins. He loves to talk and read about structural biology. He is also the College volunteer of Biotech Express Magazine, a monthly Biotechnology news magazine of India. He loves to write articles and poetry. Apart from this, he spends time reading books and novels.

Articles by Haaris Safdari:

Get a Grip: Dealing with Sweaty Glove Hands

Gloves protect the skin from the numerous hazards lurking in research labs. There are many varieties and types of gloves available depending upon your need, whether you want protection from chemical hazards, biological hazards or simply preventing surface contamination. However, a very noticeable side effect of using gloves is ‘sweaty glove hands’. Perhaps many of…

04 Dec 2019 Basic Lab Skills and Know-how

Spinning Around: Tips and Tricks for Using Centrifugal Filters

One of the most widespread protein laboratory accessories are the MWCO (molecular weight cut-off) centrifugal filters which are commonly used for concentrating protein, as well as DNA. They are available commercially with different cut-offs including 3kDa, 30kDa, 50kDa, 100kDa, and so on. These little devices are expensive and hence demand proper usage and care to…

26 Nov 2019 Protein Expression and Analysis

8 Tricks to Improve Your Negative Staining of Membrane Proteins

Negative staining of proteins is a versatile tool for structural biology. The sample preparation protocol is simple: the sample is embedded in a heavy metal stain that gives rise to increased specimen contrast. Thus, negative staining is a very convenient method to assess sample homogeneity, formation of macromolecular complexes, or quality of protein preparation. Conventional…

14 Sep 2018 Protein Expression and Analysis
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