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    I guess I'm in a bit of a conundrum right now. I'll be starting a six month lab project of my choice soon in my masters degree, yet I feel like I don't have enough lab experience to know which project to pick (I done a lit review in my third year).

    Flow cytometry?
    Real time PCR?
    Western Blots?
    Mass cytometry?
    ELISA?
    CFSE?

    Ahhh so many techniques
    I just want to know which one's the easiest and more enjoyable one to do
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    my favourite lab technique is sitting back and watching my lab partner do all the menial work
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    I don't like any of them. If I have to pick one I'd say electrophoresis/Western Blots just because it's easiest.
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    (Original post by smd4std)
    my favourite lab technique is sitting back and watching my lab partner do all the menial work
    I miss those days :emo:

    (Original post by HeavyTeddy)
    I don't like any of them. If I have to pick one I'd say electrophoresis/Western Blots just because it's easiest.
    I remember dropping a huge chunk of agarose gel once :moon:

    Is flow cytometry really all that bad? The data you get from it seems okay(ish) to intepret...

    (May I ask how much lab experience you have-what year/degree you're in)
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    (Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
    I miss those days :emo:



    I remember dropping a huge chunk of agarose gel once :moon:

    Is flow cytometry really all that bad? The data you get from it seems okay(ish) to intepret...

    (May I ask how much lab experience you have-what year/degree you're in)
    I haven't done flow cytometry before. I've read about it, and it seems incredibly complicated, though I guess in practice it might be different.

    Ha, I'm actually a first year student so my comment is a bit useless tbh.
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    (Original post by HeavyTeddy)
    I haven't done flow cytometry before. I've read about it, and it seems incredibly complicated, though I guess in practice it might be different.

    Ha, I'm actually a first year student so my comment is a bit useless tbh.
    Ah np, at least you've bumped the thread for me
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    rtPCR isn't too bad, neither is making gel and running it for electrophoresis. We had a lab involving ELISA, it was assigned to my lab partners though but it didn't look too complicated. I don't think it's a matter of which is easiest, because your supervisor should help you through each procedure.
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