Klapperich Lab:Notebook/Lab Meeting Notes/2008/12/09

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9 December 2008 Lab Meeting Agenda

† Stephanie's research report today.

  • check with b&G about compressed air and vacuum?

† Announcements

  • Put travel dates on lab calendar ASAP.
  • Meeting on 12/16.
  • No meeting on 12/23
  • Meeting Time for Spring Semester (starting week of 1/16). Put your NOT OPEN times here.

Cathie T/TH 12-2pm.
Jane T 3-5
Nathan F 10-12
Frank has OPEN M 12-4PM, T/TH before 10AM, W-F after 3PM, F 11AM-1PM
Hussam Mon, (10-2 pm), (Wed 10-5), (Fri 10-12) ,(Tue Thur 10-12 pm)
Sonali MWF 11am -1pm.
† Flu R01

  • First samples ?
  • Plaque Assay
  • Alex needs to be trained to make SU molds. Trained to make the monoliths (by Hussam By 1/15/09).
  • Hussam: Flu fixture done.

† SEPSIS Project

  • Sonali working on first draft of new version paper by 12/25. Journal?

†RNA project

  • Jeff Braman will visit December 12th. 9:30am Visit to Cathie's lab and lab tour. Meetings starting at 10am in Fraunhofer. Sonali and Cathie to attend.
  • Do cDNA prep. Spec, gels, send to Jeff B. Shipping?


  • Mark- Control circuit - This will be done by January.
  • Evap quantification experiments ongoing. Still working on live/dead assay. (JD, JZ)
  • Substrates (JZ)
  • DOE for the experiment.
  • Colloid experiment. inconclusive. Look at SEMs

† Valve Array/Valve building (FJ)

  • Turn over platform to Teddy

† Fraunhofer: LOAC

  • So close!

† Biointerfaces group

  • E. Coli experiments with fluorescence.
  • Strobe experiments? Jason cannot do them, perhaps MCK can. MCK will talk to Jason this week.

† CIMIT- Colson Grant

  • First pages of first IRB started last week. Target date 1/1/09
  • STAR-CD Renewal - January ($2K)


  • Improve the gel concentration 1.2% agarose. See if you can separate out primer dimers. UPDATE?
  • Look into Melting temp analysis on the 7300 - Done. what is contaminated?
  • Only 1/5 chips are good at the hot embossing step. The vaccum chuck will be checked and o-rings changed - helped a bit. ON HOLD

* Fixuture for PCR chip. The heater and the thermocouples would be on the fixture. ON HOLD

  • Try microscope for looking a fluor.
  • 52, 60, 65 C repeats.


  • Cathie submitted One pager Whitepaper. Waiting for response.

† Senior project

† F31: Cochlea

  • Paper submitted.
  • set up adviser meeting Jan

† Silica Optimization (Lambda):

  • inhibition infor to Paul.
  • Replot the data so I can read it. ASAP
  • Do three elutions.
  • Next E. coli.