PhD – 21 months in 

Do you remember my optimistic blog post about finding my bearings in the lab after a month of the PhD? I also included pictures of a failed western blot and slightly crushed centrifuge tubes.

Well, twenty months later and I’m still making mistakes. Often they’re new and different mistakes, which could almost be exciting. But today I made the same mistake and lost a lot of plasmid-growing bacteria (bacteria I am using as work horses to produce specific DNA for me) in a centrifuge (which I subsequently cleaned!)…

Photographic evidence attached.

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3 thoughts on “PhD – 21 months in 

  1. tut tut tut…… what kind of researcher do you call yourself? I’ve never met a PhD student who actually admits to being the culprit after breaking something, let alone one who cleans up after themselves. Hope all is going well otherwise.

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  2. It is AOK, we all make mistakes, large or small.
    To make corrections after recognising them only improves the odd of success !!!

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