Did you know that Promega.com is a great place to visit for information about techniques, hot topics in molecular biology and other general information for laboratory scientists?
For instance, we have a multimedia library where you can view basic information on cell culture techniques, PCR, how to set up a vacuum manifold, and even an introduction to transfection.
The stop-motion animated introduction to PCR is always a popular video.
From our resources tab, you can also investigate the tools and calculators available to help you at the lab bench. These include our ever popular BioMath Calculators for those routine calculations: dilutions, molarity, O.D.260 to nucleic acid concentration and many more. Also, check out our new Custom PCR Protocols. These fully customizable protocols are available for you to create and then print or email to include in your lab notebook. The custom PCR protocols are also available for Android devices.
The Guides and Selectors page has a host of great general reference information including the popular Protocols and Applications Guide. Need to learn a little about cloning, blue/white selection, apoptosis, or DNA purification? You’ll find solid background information here.
If you are just finding your way around cell signaling, teaching cell signaling or trying to explain your cell signaling research to someone else, you might find the Interactive Cell Signaling Pathways tool useful. Actually, if you teach, check out the Teaching and Training page, which includes laboratory experiments, lecture slides with notes, and math- and writing-intensive lab “manuals” for students.
Of course we also have an extensive collection of technical articles with how-to information, topical scientific reviews, and discussions of new technology available on the Promega PubHub and Profiles in DNA pages. While you are visiting, don’t forget the Cartoon Lab, featuring the work of Ed Himelblau.
So, during those 20-minute incubations or while your taking that quick coffee break, take a minute or two to peruse the technical resources at Promega.com. We are constantly updating and adding to the information and tools. You never know what you might discover.