Oops. After a week off for spring break, I returned to the GFP project and realized we had to do another transformation, because last time we had accidentally used up all our stocks of transformed bacteria.
So we did another transformation, and we also plated some of the leftover bacteria we had on a plate from the first transformation. Hopefully we can use one of these sources to grow an overnight culture and extract GFP from.
We also had some interesting visitors! We had Jonathan, an anthropologist in the science and technology field, who knew Mac Cowell from way back, and that we had some DIYBIO screens hidden away at BOSSLAB! Time to make some T-Shirts!
We also had Kris Constable and Megan who are starting BioSpace, a which is exactly what it sounds like (a bio-hackerspace) up in Canada. It was cool to meet international DIYBIO folks!
The other good news is that the stickers are finally in the envelopes and addressed! They should go out this week.