Well, after a long week, the week’s end is here. I’m going to be doing a volunteer gig tomorrow and I’ve got to get up even earlier than I would for work to attend this function. I’ll try to make this a staple of my weekends. Not the morning thing, but some sort of volunteering activity. I figure it will increase my physical activity as well as allow me to meet more people. Matt gets all the ‘fun’ at his workplace. lol. Anyhow, next week will be packed and I may not even have space to breathe. I bought a calling card that I haven’t even used yet and I apologize. The calls will be forthcoming.
Â Several hours after I wrote the first paragraph, I’m at work and it’s a painfully slow day. I wish I had the gall to ask if I could leave early, but I don’t want to make a bad impression. I’ve got a simple SDS PAGE experiment running, but that’s about it. I’ve got a schedule or run-down of how next week will go and I’m looking forward to the actual procedure ofÂ growing and classically purifying a protein. I’m working on an ortholog of said protein and will eventually be doing a large scale growth and purification of said ortholog. Further down the road, we (I) shall be making mutants of original protein and doing another large scale growth & purification. The eventual goal is perform surface plasmon resonance (SPR) with these proteins. Now, SPR is a nifty little trick that I’m reading up on. You can detect binding of one protein to the other in real time and determine how strong their interactions are. Or even use it to find novel interactions. I’ll talk more about this in a later post. This is just to tell you all that I’m alive and breathing. And loving my job.