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I want to study biomed at uni and I am going to a few webinars and online "work experience" that is supposedly aimed at students of my age but I honestly don't understand them. Is this common? Should I be able to understand them? It could just be that it is online and harder for me to understand when you can't really see the experiments and stuff.
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I want to study biomed at uni and I am going to a few webinars and online "work experience" that is supposedly aimed at students of my age but I honestly don't understand them. Is this common? Should I be able to understand them? It could just be that it is online and harder for me to understand when you can't really see the experiments and stuff.
Hi, so it is perfectly normal early on to not understand much of what's going on. It's really only when you get into 3rd and 4th year (honours years) that you start to understand the primary literature and experimentations that go on. There are a few you might want to get your head around to give you a heads-up. One would be to understand the idea behind the western blot... This is a protein abundance identifier which helps scientists to understand what protein is expressed within a given sample. Another thing you might want to research is knockout or knock in mice models! That is a very common technique to explore the function and role of various proteins you might wish to elucidate.

I have just graduated and I'm looking for relevant work experience 👍🏻

Take care
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Hi, so it is perfectly normal early on to not understand much of what's going on. It's really only when you get into 3rd and 4th year (honours years) that you start to understand the primary literature and experimentations that go on. There are a few you might want to get your head around to give you a heads-up. One would be to understand the idea behind the western blot... This is a protein abundance identifier which helps scientists to understand what protein is expressed within a given sample. Another thing you might want to research is knockout or knock in mice models! That is a very common technique to explore the function and role of various proteins you might wish to elucidate.

I have just graduated and I'm looking for relevant work experience 👍🏻

Take care
Thank you so much for replying, I don't feel as inadequate as before so thats great. I will look into the western blot and the mice models later, is there anything else you would suggest to learn?
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