Five things we learned about electrophoresis

Agarose gel electrophoresis is one of the most versatile techniques in the biotechnology laboratory. However, we rarely think about how the technique was developed! So we decided to hit the literature to learn more about the research and development that…

And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to…

This week, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the discovery of one of the hottest biotechnology tools out there - CRISPR! This marks the first…

Why is C. elegans so popular in the biology laboratory? 

For centuries, scientists have used model organisms from the three domains of life, bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes, to understand biological functions. For example, the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), which has been studied for more than 60 years, has provided important…