Monthly Archives: February 2014


February 28, 2014

Just a heads up: Next Friday, March 7th, we will have a maintenance visit from Thermo to check the nano-LC system. No samples will be run that day.

ETA: Orbi is running the first 16-sample set for Yuanjun, the second set will start on Monday. Olga’s MS-ready sample is next in the queue.


February 26, 2014

Orbi is running Greg’s samples, Yuanjun’s samples are next in the queue. I finally have a speedvac, yay! Many thanks to Prof. Krasilnikov who lended me the centrifuge part for the speedvac!


February 21, 2014

Open-access instrument is down. This time it appears to be a computer issue. I noticed that some of our open access users click in many different places so fast that the instrument computer gets confused. Keep in mind, that the PC, whose slow speed is so irritating to some of you, communicates with embedded computer which controls the  instrument and is even slower than the PC you dislike so much. Be a bit more patient next time (provided we can fix the issue and there will be the next time).


February 20, 2014

Oh my, Orbi has been busy! It has 24 samples in the queue (18 for Casey and 6 for Greg) and 34 samples are simmering at 37C (2 for Sony and 32 for Yuanjun). Looks like Tania’s weekend has been canceled.