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*T/R sequencing data with primer NO297 is available from GeneWiz. Check out order # 10-180460703.
*Newest sequencing results for T/R lab using primers NO282, 283, and 296 are available from Genewiz (look at order # 10-180371918). Reactions using the newest primer (NO297) will be sent on Monday and should be ready for you to look at on Tuesday. 
*Extra office hours with Linda Sutliff are posted to [[User:Linda L. Sutliff| her user page.]] Drop in or schedule a time--but try to take advantage of this resource!
*The [[Talk:20.109%28F11%29:_Mod_2_Day_6_Readouts_of_DNA%2C_Protein | M2D6 Talk]] page has a place to share your data in summary form. By sharing, we can look for trends in the class results.
*FINISHING UP MODULE 1: Your ppts should be back from Bevin at the start of next week, 11.7.11!
*Agi will hold office hours Monday and Thursday of next week from 2-3:30 pm in room 16-336.
*NK will hold office hours on Sunday 4PM in lab and on Thursday 11/10 at 11AM in lab.
*Primers that are available for sequencing can be found [[Media:ExistingPrimers.pdf| here.]]
*W/F sequencing data is now available. Note that you must log in as "astachow" rather than "nkuldell" (at mit...) and otherwise the M2D6 instructions apply.
*Agi's usual 2-3 pm office hours are today (in 16-319). All are welcome. W/F section, you can pick up your quizzes there, and must hand in any late lab notebooks by then.
*T/R sequencing data is available to examine on GENEWIZ site. Instructions for accessing data are detailed in [[20.109(F11): Mod 2 Day 6 Readouts of DNA, Protein| M2D6]] protocol.
*Breaking news: library concentration is 0.4 ug/ul. Sorry this wasn't on M2D3 originally (it is now!)
*Howard Silver's notes about references are linked to the [[20.109(F11): Fall 2011 schedule| schedule page]] for M2D5
*W/F data has been added to the [[Talk:20.109(F11): Mod 2 Day 2 Measuring system performance| M2D2 Talk page]]. I have left space for each team to note any irregularities (A420 out of linear range, realized you didn't mix cells well, Δt was really short, etc.) or other relevant information.
*Class b-gal data for the bacterial photography system is posted [[Talk:20.109(F11): Mod 2 Day 2 Measuring system performance| here]]
*Module 2 journal club sign-up is on the [[20.109%28F11%29:Guidelines_for_oral_presentations | oral presentation guidelines]] page. You may sign up for Day 4 or Day 8 here.
*You can find old announcements [[20.109(F11): old announcements| here]]
*You can find old announcements [[20.109(F11): old announcements| here]]
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20.109(F11): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering

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Fall 2011

Instructors: Angela Belcher, Bevin Engelward, Natalie Kuldell and Agi Stachowiak
Writing Instructor: Linda Sutliff
Oral Presentation Instructor: Atissa Banuazizi
Graduate TAs: Timothy Helbig, Marcus Parrish, Jingjing Sun

Lecture: T/R 11-12 (4-153)
Lab: T/R 1-5 or W/F 1-5 (56-322)
Seminar Room: 16-336

Welcome to 20.109! For many of you this will be the first time in a research lab and for others it will not, but it is our goal to make this class a useful and fun introduction to experiments and techniques in biological engineering. There is not time enough to show you everything you’ll need to know if you go on to do research, but after taking this class you should feel confident and familiar with some fundamental experimental approaches and lab protocols. You will develop good habits at the bench, ones that will increase the likelihood of success in your work and ensure the health and safety of you and those around you. By the end of the semester, you should also be aware of good scientific practice, having had some experience with report writing, notebook keeping and publicly presenting your data. All of us involved in teaching 20.109 hope you will find it a satisfying challenge and an exciting experience that has lasting value.

  • To submit your major assignments, access the Stellar drop-box that's here


  • You can find old announcements here
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