Klapperich Lab:Notebook/Lab Meeting Notes/2009/10/13

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13 October 2009 Lab Meeting

  • Attending:
  • Missing:
  • Presentation: Dr. Qian Mei, Post Doc Applicant, 2pm, please BE ON TIME.

‡ Announcements

  • Invited speaker at group meeting on 10/20 - PLEASE Do NOT MISS - Dr. Tushar Bansal, post doc applicant.
  • PAPERS Drafted before MicroTAS
  • Posters for MicroTAS Due to CMK by 10/15

‡ Flu R01:Integration

  • New design - address evaporation loss, Reagent delivery and storage solution. Consider marginating flows?

† Sample Concentration (Lead: Jane, Team: Jaephil)

  • Up to high 10^7 for positive control. Silver substrate no signal.
  • Jane working on the cell lysate control: plan to have Cassidy's help on plaque assay while I'm away.
  • New cell passage from frozen - the old one is beyond passage 30.
  • Main loss is at the outlet/sample collection: tangential filtration design in drawing stage.
  • Contacted EC Shaw about rubber stamp mold for new design for evaporation.
  • Set up COMSOL and StarCD, look for governing equations for simulation of evaporation.
  • Committee meeting setup

† SPE Column Optimization for RNA. (Lead: Sonali, Team: Hussam, Jessie, Brendan)

  • Design three straight channels. A: std channel we already use. B: widest channel possible, C: something in between. Deliver CAD drawings for these for photomasks by Friday 10/16, functional chips to be delivered by 10/26 [Hussam/Jessie]
  • Silica free SPE, and SPE free channel experiment to be repeated. Control was old didn't take pressure, report back on 10/15.
  • Load DNA in a straw of 50ul SPE, quick test of hypothesis more SPE = more DNA, report back 10/16.

† PCR - CMI (Lead: Qingqing)

  • QQ will work on the initial integration steps of SPE + RT (resevoir)+ PCR.
  • PCR2 Paper formatted for LOAC this week.
  • CMK: PCR 1 draft. Analytical Chem. MCK is running more simulations.

† HDA (Lead: Jaephil, Team:Sonali)

  • Start planning R01 for Submission on 2/5/10. MM, JD, CMK.
  • JD will train QQ how to make HDA chips. This may entail moving from cutter plotter to embossing steps. JD and QQ to meet ASAP to plan the tech transfer.
  • Paper submitted 10/6.

‡C. diff Project (Cathie, Sonali, Satish Singh, Lisa J., His post doc )

  • Sonali to train Lisa on SPE.
  • QQ to run test PCR on chip with genomic DNA and Toxin B primers.

‡ Coulter Flu Fraunhofer Project (Lead: Sonali, Team: Sonali, Jessie, Cathie, CMI Folks, Qingqing)

  • Meeting 9am Monday (every other week)

‡ Agilent Automated Sample Preparation (Lead: Alex)

  • With Straws in Parallel at this point. Speeding up the assay.
  • Alex will have drafts this week.

‡ COBRA (Lead: Jaephil, Team: Cathie, Jane for virus only, PHO folks)

  • Metal piece modification for the integration - Parts distored and is begin fixed.
  • paper 1: Evap with Sol Gel substrate. Not integrated. MSSA, E coli.

‡ Biointerfaces group (Lead: MinCheol, Team: Cathie, MCK, Wong and Meller folks)

  • New experiments happening now.
  • Cathie will submit paper inquiry.

‡ CIMIT- Sepsis (Lead:Cathie, Team:TBA)

  • IRB approved.
  • Cathie submitted the companion BU IRB form for exemption. Revised, still still waiting.

‡ PATH Grant (Lead:Cathie, Team:Frank, Sean, Mark, Jake Trueb (ME), Suma)

  • Phone meeting with PATH this week. 10/13.
  • Training on straw making concluded.
  • UGs purchasing parts for straw machine for 709.