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.