Undergraduate teaching materials are neither created nor destroyed

Working on the basis that undergraduate teaching materials are neither created nor destroyed, only transferred (Loman, 2009) I can heartily recommend this two part tutorial on DNA sequencing from Luke Jostins. I’m aware that my slides need updating to explain next-generation sequencing as well as Sanger sequencing to our 2nd year bioinformatics BSc students and […]

This year’s must-have homeware accessory

This year’s must-have homeware accessory

Used 454 PicoTiterPlates(tm) make lovely drinks coasters and are a guaranteed talking point at your next party! These PicoTiterPlates(tm) are modelled with a Cath Kidston coffee mug and a pack of Organic Masala Rooibos Tea (yum). Please note that PicoTiterPlates(tm) are for research purposes only and the FDA has not advised on their utility as […]

What can you do with 1000 base pair reads?

Has anyone else noticed this yet? The page “Future of 454 Sequencing” on the Roche website poses the rather tantalising question: What can you do with 1000 base reads? The page is accompanied by a rather sexy graph showing a 454 Titanium run acheiving a modal read length of 766 base pairs. For those not […]