Jennifer Newsted's blog

Assayphile

Is it science or art?  Jennifer tells us about make tubes with lovely colors, better known as Bradford and ß-galactosidase assays, and graphs with Excel.  Guest speakers tell the PCC classes about technology transfer at OHSU and cell culture at Najit Technologies.

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Portland Community College

(don't) Let them Eat Twinkies

This week, biotech students solve the mystery of the adulterated hummingbird food. Visiting scientists share their experience with biotech students and talked about working at places like Molecular Probes, Invitrogen, Life Technologies, and ColumbiaSoft. And students use DocumentLocator software from ColumbiaSoft to see how paper trails are tracked and used to meet FDA regulatory guidelines and audits.

Fun with Serial Dilutions and Spectrophotometry

From spectrophotometers to serial dilutions, this week is all about concentration.

Practically Scary Halloween Week

Can you guess the mystery organism in the cell culture?  A very creepy Halloween visitor.

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Portland Community College

Fun with Plant Cell Culture and Visiting the Stedman Lab at PSU

Do biotech students ever sleep?  Between visiting a virology lab, learning how to culture African violets, and learning more about lab safety, it's been a busy week.

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Portland Community College

Widespread Contamination and Exam 1 Week

This week Jennifer's classwork takes it's toll on outside activities, decontamination continues, and we learn about YOLO and safety goggles.

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Portland Community College
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