Protein purification

Protein purification is a common task in biotechnology.  This process involves producing the cells or organisms that make the protein and separating the protein away from everything else in the cell.

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Purification technicians purify proteins using column chromatography, HPLC, FPLC, and monitor purity using fluorescence technologies, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot Analysis.  Technicians use these techniques to perform experiments to develop and validate chromatographic and other analytical methods ... Read more

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Dmitry Serbzhinsky holds a B.S. and M.S., and he completed the Biotechnology Lab Specialist program at Shoreline Community College. He now works in protein purification at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, WA. Dmitry describes how he uses a variety of skills for conducting cutting-edge work to isolate and characterize proteins.  Read more

We talked with Desiree' Martin, a Senior Research Associate at Bioo Scientific Corp.  Desiree' works with immunochemistry and molecular biology.  She produces antibodies, purifies these proteins, and conducts experiments to see how well the antibodies work.  Read more

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