rna_removal_by_double-rnase_digestion_issue_12.pdf…just a neat protocol on how to fully *remove* RNA from your DNA samples- double digestion with RNase A and T1 (some downstream techniques are requiring complete removal of RNA/’chopped-up’ RNA). Remember that if you do a ‘normal’ RNA digestion you might not always get rid of the RNA! (RNA, ‘chopped-up’ RNA and DNA has an absorbance of 260nm when you use the Nanodrop).
A visitor (Elske Schut, Groningen) will be coming to Sheffield for three weeks from June 12 until July 2nd and she is looking for a place to stay. Does somebody have a room available in that period? Please contact her at: hetadresvanelske (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
The 19th FIFA World Cup will be kicking off next month, with 32 teams taking part.
Being Scottish, I often need a little bit of an incentive for watching international football tournaments. That’s why I am thinking of organising a little sweepstake for the lab… After last time, I think it would be fun to mix up the prizes a bit to make it interesting, even if you draw a rubbish team (or if you draw England and then lose to Germany on penalties). So there will be several more prizes in addition to the usual 1st, 2nd, 3rd… including golden boot, most goals conceded, and an own goal prize pot!
Also, I thought it would be nice to donate half of the proceedings to charity this time, perhaps to a worthwhile cause in South Africa.
Please reply to this thread to let me know if you are interested, if I am treading on anyone’s toes, and if anyone has a particular charity they support in Southern Africa, please let me know! If its a popular idea, I’ll follow this up next week with something more formal.
Cathleen Thomas (ladybirds, Hull) is looking for some temporary accommodation (the week of the 7th June- but could be flexible). Anyone have a room that they could rent her? (please email her on C.E.Thomas@2007.hull.ac.uk