Video resources for teaching agarose gel electrophoresis

The first time you teach your students electrophoresis, there's a lot of preparation behind the scenes. Not only do you need to choose the experiment, you need to prepare the rest of the materials - for example, background reading about…

Biotech Basics: Pipetting

What are pipettes?  Pipettes are a large group of laboratory tools that scientists use to measure and manipulate liquids.  The simplest pipettes closely resemble eye droppers with squeezable bulbs. These are known as Pasteur pipettes after their inventor Louis Pasteur.…

EdvoTech Tips: How does a standard curve work?

Agarose gel electrophoresis uses electricity and a porous gel matrix to separate mixtures of DNA molecules into discrete bands based on their size.  As the current is running, the DNA molecules move through the pores in the gel.  Since it’s…