Hello Fellow Pipettors,
We are also molecular biologists, since 1990's. We know that protocols, methods, assays, procedures and reagents are all integral parts of what we do to be successful. They often do not work, even after much troubleshooting. When this happens, we lose time, we have to order more/different reagents, repeat procedures/or perform new procedures, and we are missing deadlines-we are late in publishing results, writing theses, or completing product development. Exchanging ideas, tips, and brainstorming has always been part of what we cherish as scientists as an effective way to counter technical problems in research.
We know that there are scientific papers, though papers may not always be the most helpful in solving the technical problem at hand. My favorite in finding fixes to technical problems is reading Biotechniques (https://www.future-science.com/journal/btn) and going to Researchgate chat boards (https://www.researchgate.net/topic/Molecular-Biology) to see if people are experiencing the same problems and whether people in the scientific community has offered suggestions.
At the GeneBio Blog, we offer this as another place where you can share/find ideas, problems and solutions. You can ask the questions, ask for advice and assistance. We can see if our team can help with advice, suggestions, etc. or our products and services. Hey, if we can not help you, maybe molecular biologists other than ourselves can help you.
So Feedback, discussion, questions, comments, calls for help on molecular biology? Post leave a comment, ask a question, answer a question, here.
Michael Ling, PhD