Monthly Archives: March 2014


March 28, 2014

Orbi is running Casey’s samples. John’s and Greg’s samples are next in the queue. Open-access instrument is still down. Eric and I convinced ourselves that size-exclusion chromatography does work, which is always good to know on a Friday.GPC Mar 28 2014


March 20, 2014

Orbi is re-running Yingwei’s samples, after which Joana’s and Anthony’s samples are queued. Happy Spring! Yes, I do realize it is snowing…


March 18, 2014

Orbi is running Yingwei’s samples after which I will power it down until tomorrow morning for a scheduled power interruption.

The open access instrument is down again experiencing difficulty to stay on. James is trying his best to fix the single quad while running samples on the LCT.


March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day! And Happy Friday!

We have good news to share: open-access instrument is back to live, thanks to Kodel from the Huck’s IT team who replaced the failed hard drive.

Orbi will be running Casey’s samples this afternoon. Joana’s and Yingwei’s samples are incubating with trypsin.


March 13, 2014

Orbi is running John’s samples. Casey’s 6 remaining samples are next. Joana’s and Yingwei’s IP samples are trapped in the acrylamide gel, cleaned up, and ready for digestion. Now, if I can get rid of a pile of junk in my lab, I’d be a happy camper!



March 7, 2014

Our Dionex nano-LC system was thoroughly checked today by Jeff Steely, the Thermo engineer, all is well, thank goodness. Orbi is taking this weekend off to rest before running Casey’s samples on Monday.

The open access instrument is still down. It should be up and running next week as soon as we get the hard drive replaced by our IT specialists, a.k.a. computer guys.

Enjoy the heat wave!


March 5, 2014

Orbi is cleaning up before the next series of analyses.  No samples will be run on Friday, March 7th: a Thermo engineer is coming for the annual PM visit.

The open access instrument is in a process of being fixed. The drive with instrument software was bad. Stay tuned.