Reagents in the lab: Sodium Chloride – WikipediaMSDS ■ Potassium Chloride – WikipediaMSDS ■ Magnesium Chloride – WikipediaMSDS ■ Tris-Base – WikipediaMSDS ■ Sodium Acetate – WikipediaMSDS ■ EDTA – WikipediaMSDS ■ Proteinase K – WikipediaMSDS ■ RNAse A – WikipediaMSDS ■ Hydrochloric Acid – WikipediaMSDS ■ Sodium Hydroxide – WikipediaMSDS ■ Agarose – WikipediaMSDS ■ Lennox Broth – WikipediaMSDS ■ SDS – WikipediaMSDS ■ Ethanol – Wikipedia MSDS ■ Phenol/Chloroform/Isoamyl Alcohol – Wikipedia MSDS

Equipment we have:

  • Micropipettes
  • Glassware, Cylinders
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / -20ºC Freezer combination
  • Water bath
  • 2 Thermocyclers
  • Gel dock power supply, Two Gel docks
  • Centrifuge (constant speed 14,000RPM)
  • Vortex
  • Analytical Scale
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Two small hot plate/magnetic stir plates
  • Blue-light Transilluminator
Experiments currently possible in the space:

  • Make your own GMOs
  • Transfer genetic traits between micro-organisms
  • Test for contamination
  • Analyze Protein content
  • Make your own beer
Equipment we need:

  • Centrifuge with variable or low speed
  • Orbital shaker/waver/culture shaker – ideally with programmable temperature
  • Incubator
  • pH meter
  • Microscopes
  • Spectrophotometric Plate-reader
  • Nanodrop