Week 16 Cell Growth, Protein Purification, SDS-PAGE, and Buffers

This week, Project CRYSTAL students ran an SDS-PAGE gel to check to see if their proteins expressed and if they were soluble. The SDS-PAGE gel allows us to visualize proteins in order to check for purity and level of expression. The students learned all about SDS-PAGE gels, and happily, their proteins expressed solubly!

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Learn Along Lessons

Week 1 Introduction to Science and Chemistry

Week 2 Cells, Antibiotics, and the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Week 3 Isolating Genomic DNA

Week 4 Polymerase Chain Reaction

Week 5 DNA Gel and PCR Cleanup

Week 6 A-tail Ligation and Vectors

Week 7 Transformation and Blue/White Screening

Week 8 Minipreps

Week 9 Restriction Enzymes and DNA Digestions

Week 10 DNA Sequencing

Week 11 Gel Purification

Week 12 Semester Review

Week 13 Semester Two and Review

Week 14 Solutions, Dimensional Analysis, and Buffers

Week 15 Cell Growth, Sonication, Affinity, and Chromatography

Week 16 Cell Growth, Protein Purification, SDS-PAGE, and Buffers

Week 17 Buffers and Large Scale Growth

Week 18 Cell Harvesting and Purification

Week 19 Nickel Column and Dialysis

Week 20 Crystallography

Week 21 Crystallization Trials

Week 22 Checking Crystallization Experiments and Mounting Crystals

Week 23 Poster Brainstorming

Week 24 Model Building

Week 25 Graduation