• Question: Hi Matthew! I'm Iqera and I saw your typical day category and I was interested in what equipment you use daily from your pictures and why you need them!

    Asked by anon-221047 to Matthew on 2 Jul 2019.
    • Photo: Matthew Bareford

      Matthew Bareford answered on 2 Jul 2019:

      Hi Iqera,

      I use basic lab equipment on a daily basis (centrifuge, pipettes, sonicators, mixers) this is usually to prepare samples for any analysis to be undertaken.

      I also use a fragment analyser – this is to do a quality control check of the DNA/RNA fragments we use for sequencing.

      Lastly on a daily basis I use a sequencing machine, this tells us the DNA/RNA sequence of the human genome.

      On a less regular basis, I also use a HPLC-Mass spectrometry analyser to run proteomics analysis for a grant project of my own that I am working on to look at protein biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases.