Scientific techniques used in the lab
The proteomics lab: understanding proteins
• Weihua Wu prepares RNA heart tissue samples from lab mice and uses the RTPCR (real time PCR)
• Kate Revill shows how gels are used to distinguish between different types of proteins.
• Tim Gallagher uses the fractionator to separate proteins and measure the mass of each.
Reading a DNA sequence
Anna Scott describes how she, Jason Wu and Bin Quan read a sequence of DNA to determine whether the nucleotides match each other.
Polymerase chain reaction
Kate Revill describes how Dr. Kevin Chen uses PCR for genotyping lab mice.