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Sandesh Marathe

Sandesh earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2020, from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. His Ph.D. research focused on enzymatic biotransformation of sugars and polyphenols to enhance functionality. His research interests include Pharmacognosy and Functional foods and he is passionate about scientific writing and teaching.

Articles by Sandesh Marathe:

6 Dos and Don’ts for Perfecting the CAM Assay

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! Learn how to handle your eggs, prevent contamination and keep track of your experiments when performing the CAM assay.

Image of eggs, one with a helmet and another getting hit by a hammer to express the dos and don'ts of CAM assays
22 Oct 2020 Cells and Model Organisms

PhD vs Master’s: Which to Choose?

If choosing between a PhD or a Master’s has you frazzled, don’t panic. We weigh the pros and cons of both in terms of time, money, and career prospects.

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30 Sep 2020 Career Development & Networking

Chick Embryo: A Model System for Studying Angiogenesis

Are you studying angiogenesis? Is cell culture not cutting it but you’re not ready for an in vivo model? Check out the CAM assay.

Hand holding a brown egg to depict using chick embryps for studying angiogenesis
23 Sep 2020 Cells and Model Organisms

Excelling With Excel: Analytical Method Validation Using LOD and LOQ

Don’t be fooled by bad data. Make sure your results are reliable with this quick guide to determining LOQ and LOD in Excel.

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28 Aug 2020 Lab Statistics & Math

How to Maintain Motivation in the Lab During an Existential Crisis

How does one maintain the motivation to get out of the bed, do all the lab work, bear the supervisor and the colleagues one doesn’t gel with, and also maintain personal life? Here are a few ways to deal with stress and maintain motivation.

17 Aug 2020 Personal Development

The Do’s and Don’ts of HPTLC 

This followup article on HPTLC gives a list of dos and don’ts while performing HPTLC to achieve precise and error-free results, and avoid false positives.

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18 Jun 2020 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques

HPTLC: Basics and Instrumentation

Get robotic with HPTLC! This automated version of TLC can separate and quantify compounds – find out how!

Toy robot indicating automation and robotic capacity of HPTLC as compared to TLC
11 Jun 2020 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques

Troubleshooting Thin Layer Chromatography: Some TLC for Your TLC

The whole TLC technique sounds easy to do, but it can be difficult and tricky during interpretation or give unexpected results, especially when working with biomolecules. For this reason, it is important to be familiar with troubleshooting thin layer chromatography. Some of the common problems faced during TLC and their solutions are listed below: Solvent…

troubleshooting thin layer chromatography
26 Jul 2016 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques

Thin Layer Chromatography: The Basics

Like most other chromatographic techniques, thin layer chromatography (TLC) separates out individual compounds from a mixture depending upon the polarity of each compound. The solvent system travels up a silica plate by capillary action and passes over the sample that you spot onto the plate. As the solvent travels up, it moves the compounds present…

thin layer chromatography
09 Jul 2016 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques

The Many Uses of Thin Layer Chromatography

While working as biologists, we often come across mixtures of compounds, and the first question that strikes our minds is ‘what are the components in this mixture?’ One might think of using chemical assays to find the presence of specific compounds. But that sounds painful, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is that thin layer…

uses of thin layer chromatography
09 Jul 2016 Analytical Chemistry and Chromatography Techniques
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