Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Week 1 Day 1

Today we started by reading a paper from Physics Today titled DNA-Inspired Electrostatics and by doing some textbook reading to catch up on basic biology and biochemistry.  In the afternoon Brian and I learned how to pipet properly.  We practiced getting the correct amount of water in 1.5 mL sample tubes with each of the six pipets.  After we were done, I had less than a 1% error in the majority of my measurements.  However I had significant errors in the 2 and 10  microliter pipets.  So I remeasured the water for those pipets.  After this second try I got much smaller errors in my measurements.  At 4 pm we went to the Lab Safety Training and then called it a day.

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