Grace Thomsen joins me for the summer!
This week, we've enjoyed expressing my enzyme in E.coli: preparing the buffers for the expression, doing the expression, and today isolation and purification of the resulting protein. Our post-doc Weiwei is also learning protein expression to get his feet wet in some biochemistry. Previously, he almost exclusively worked with quantum dots, nanotech and inorganic chemistry.
Grace also got to witness the synthesis of gold nanoparticles! We've been having lots of fun. I look forward to a fun and carefree summer full of SCIENCE! More updates will be coming soon.