Some lab motivation

August 12, 2009 at 10:46 am | | cartoons, grad life

A labmate made this motivational poster. Enjoy!



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  1. what’s the background story of this poster?

    Comment by lei — August 12, 2009 #

  2. I’ll admit, I didn’t get it either.

    But here’s your background story: Sequencing of alanine tRNA

    Comment by azmanam — August 12, 2009 #

  3. obscure! thanks for the post, ilya.

    Comment by sam — August 12, 2009 #

  4. nice find on that reference! I should post a few more of these crazy achievements. The other day I read an old paper where they did PCR, by hand, with three water baths — 30 times!

    what a hoot.

    Comment by ilya — August 12, 2009 #

  5. I’ll take 150kg of yeast over 8 tons of pitchblende, personally.

    Comment by Kendall — August 13, 2009 #

  6. In the good old times DNA was routinely extracted and purified from fish semen.

    The Japanese dude who just got Nobel in chemistry for green fluorescent protein isolated that thing from a heroic quantities of jellyfish, like ten thousands of them.

    Comment by milkshake — August 13, 2009 #

  7. Salmon sperm DNA! — I think Sigma still sells it…

    Comment by Chemjobber — August 13, 2009 #

  8. and 10 decades of the sink dripping.

    Comment by sam — August 13, 2009 #

  9. EPO was first purified from 2500 liters of urine from patients with aplastic anemia by 2500 litres of urine from patients suffering from aplastic anaemia by Miyake,Kung, Goldwasser,

    Comment by Nate — August 17, 2009 #

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