Monthly Archives: May 2010

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).


Out of hours working

just a reminder…in order to work out of hours you must complete the online ‘out of hours’ course and to go to the office to ask for your Ucard to be activated.

Job – Bio-Linux Developer and Bioinformatician, NEBC, Wallingford


More info,  click here

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 11 June 2010

Tim Booth <>

NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

at CEH Wallingford

+44 1491 69 2705

Orders- via Order sheet only

Orders- please can you ensure that you place them on the Order sheet- if you email me them they will get lost! (you can of course email me supplementary material if you think it will help me).

cheers 🙂

birthday (x 2) dinner on Tuesday

Hi all,

Despite all our intentions to be young and carefree forever, Juan (27) and I (??) are getting older!!!

Please join us for a birthday dinner on Tuesday at Ethiocubana. Would be great if you can let us know by Friday if you can join us and we’ll make a booking 🙂

Anna and Juan 🙂

Accomodation needed

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.

FIFA World Cup Sweepstake?

Hello Fellow MolEcolers,

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.



Accommodation needed

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

Accommodation required

Does anyone have a spare room please for a vistor to the Facility, Rachel Tucker who is arriving on Tuesday 1st June and will be here for about 2 months?

Please contact Rachel directly-

Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group

The YUEG meeting is in Leeds on Monday 24th May – I hope you are all coming! Still time to register and still one or two slots for talks. Contact John Grahame: