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Welcome To Our Notebook

"Science is nothing else but the art of proper reproducibility. "


The iGEM experience is not merely a project or a conference, but it was the way that most of our students got acquainted with the world of biological research laboratory. Pipettes, solutions, gels, electrodes, dishes and other scary machinery quickly filled our lives. From day one we saw the vast importance of teaching our students to keep a proper laboratory journal. As time passed and our project grew., and with growth sprouted the idea of keeping an electronic laboratory journal with texts and video’s depicting the proper way of doing our niche of science. And so, we present to you our combined effort a text and video version

Contents

Notebook protocols utilized by the bacterial work subteam

Making Lurea's Broth - Transformation of competent cells - Mini Prep - Midi Prep


Notebook protocols utilized by the molecular tools subteam

Restriction enzyme digestion - PCR Purification - Gel electrophoresis - Gel purification

Notebook protocols utilized by the tissue culture subteam

Cell Passaging - Media PEI Preparation - Transfection - Ligand Treatment

Notebook protocols utilized by the Luciferase subteam

Measuring Luciferase activity with the Victor plate reader

Notebook protocols utilized by the bacterial work subteam

Making Lurea's Broth

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Transformation of competent cells

Transformation is the process of introducing foreign DNA (e.g plasmids, BAC) into a bacterium. Bacterial cells intTransformation of competent cellso which foreign DNA can be transformed are called competent. Some bacteria are naturally competent (e.g B. subtilis), whereas others such as E. coli are not naturally competent. Non-competent cells can be made competent and then transformed via one of two main approaches; chemical transformation and electroporation. It is important to note we have tested transformations of the distribution kit with this protocol.Read more...

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Mini Prep

This protocol is designed for purification of up to 20 μg of high-copy plasmid DNA from 1–5 ml overnight cultures of E. coli in LB (Luria-Bertani) medium Read more...

Midi Prep

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Notebook protocols utilized by the molecular tools subteam

Restriction enzyme digestion

BioBrick standard biological parts are flanked by well characterized upstream and downstream sequences which are technically not considered part of the BioBrick part (aka prefix and suffix). These up/down stream segments contain restriction sites for specific restriction enzymes, which allows for the simple creation of larger BioBrick parts by chaining together smaller ones in any desired order. Read more...

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PCR product purification / Gel purification

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Gel electrophoresis

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Notebook protocols utilized by the tissue culture subteam

Cell Passaging

Cell passaging or splitting is a technique that enables an individual to keep cells alive and growing under cultured conditions for extended periods of time. Cells should be passed when they are 90%-100% confluent. You have to do the cell passage on every second to fourth day (i.e. on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday). After reaching the confluency, the cells do not get enough nutrients and do not have enough place where they can extend. The colour of the medium switches from reddish-pink to orange or yellow which shows acidic metabolic products. Read more...

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Media PEI Preparation

Eukaryotic cells, derived from multicellular animal eukaryotes, can be maintained in culturing medias. Aside from temperature and gas mixture, the most commonly varied factor in eucaryotic culture systems is the growth medium. Recipes for growth media can vary in pH, glucose concentration, growth factors, and the presence of other nutrients. The type of the media used depends on the type of the cell line. Read more...

Transfection

The following protocol is used to succesfully introduce foreign plasmid DNA into pluripotent cells through a chemical way, PEI mediated transfection. PEI stands for Poliethilenimine, a cationic polymer which can bind nucleic acids and helps the DNA to get into the cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis. Read more...

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Ligand Treatment

Ligand treatment is a procedure when we add the appropriate ligand to the nuclear receptor (NR, transcription factor). The NR got into the cells through a previous transfection step. After treatment the ligand-binded NRs will dimerize and bind to the DNA at specific Nuclear receptor Response Elements and this will promote the gene expression of the downstream gene. In further examinations we detect the expression level of the target gene by Luciferase assay. Read more...

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Notebook protocols utilized by the Luciferase subteam

Measuring Luciferase activity with the Victor plate reader

he Wallac 1420 VICTOR2 is a multilabel, multitask plate reader designed to support the future demands of industrial and academic laboratories for multiple assay technologies on a single platform. An extended version of the successful Wallac VICTOR multilabel reader, the VICTOR2 allows immediate access to more than 10 counting modes, covering all of the main nonradioactive counting technologies. Read more...

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Online References

Main article - Making Lurea's Broth

Main article - Transformation of competent cells

Main article - Mini prep

Main article - Restriction enzyme digestion

Main article - PCR product purification / Gel purification

Main article - Gel electrophoresis

Main article - Cell passaging

Main article - Media PEI preparation

Main article - Transfection

Main article - Ligand treatment

Main article - easuring Luciferase activity with the Victor plate reader