From CellBiology

Individual Assessment

Lab 1

What Cell Biology Journals allow reuse of acknowledged and correctly cited content?

The Cell Biology Journals that allow reuse of acknowledged and correctly cited content are:

The Journal of Cell Biology - As long as the content is more than 6 months old and is correctly cited.

BMC Cell Biology - Article must be properly cited.

Public Library of Science including PLoS ONE, PLoS Biology and PLos Medicine - All content is available to freely use as long as it is properly cited.

--Katiana Shaw 06:46, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 2

Present --Katiana Shaw 05:52, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

What are the "light" regions of DNA within the nucleus called?

The light regions within the nucleus are euchromatin. This is decondensed chromatin distributed throughout the nucleus during interphase.

Reference used: "The Cell - A Molecular Approach 2nd ed., Cooper, Geoffrey M., Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2000."

--Katiana Shaw 06:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 3

Present --z3219308 06:45, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

How do we know the hazards associated with research chemicals?

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are used to inform users of research chemicals about the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. They are standardised sheets which are required to be kept in labs so that users are familiar with the various names for the chemical and its ingredients, the chemical and physical properties, potential health risks, precautions that need to be followed when storing, handling or using the chemical and information about the manufacturer or importer.

--z3219308 06:45, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 4

Present --Katiana Shaw 06:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Give an example of an antibody against an adhesion protein.

An antibody against an adhesion protein is Occludin (369.7): sc-81812. It is monoclonal and raised against recombinant Occludin of human origin. It is recommended for detection of Occludin in humans.

Link to Santa Cruz Biotechnology, inc. [[1]]

--Katiana Shaw 06:14, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Lab 5


Activity handed in.

Lab 6

Present. Assessment sheet handed in.

Phenotype comparison

Chart.jpg --Katiana Shaw 08:08, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Lab 7


What is the advantage of using air, water and oil in confocal microscopy?

Air: Allows for live specimens to be viewed and does not result in any mess.

Water: Allows for a higher resolution to be achieved, and also can also be used to view live specimens.

Oil: The highest resolution is achieved by using oil, though specimens must be fixed.

--Katiana Shaw 07:18, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Lab 8

Present --Katiana Shaw 06:45, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Your assessment item is to critically review all other group projects. Use the Group Assessment Criteria as discussed in the lab. Record your peer assessments on each group talk page, with your signature. Add the project title and a brief comment to your own page.

I have completed peer assessment on the following groups:

  • Group 1 - They have done a great job on their project though I personally think it has a bit too much text and some of the details are too complex.
  • Group 2 - A good effort and informative project though potentially needs to include a paragraph explaining the student drawn diagram. Some pictures, and text it would seem, needs referencing.
  • Group 4 - I think this project is one of the best. The history section needs a bit of work and they need to add references for most of the text but the page reads really well and is easy to understand.
  • Group 5 - A really good project; only needs minor changes such as moving text around to make it flow better. Great diagrams and I like how they have linked the applications to UNSW.
  • Group 6 - This project needs a bit of work in regards to adding an introduction and moving text around. More pictures would add interest. Overall a good project though. Love the in text links to the glossary!
  • Group 7 - This is a very well-researched project. Group members have obviously dedicated a lot of time to it. Great work overall, just needs more pictures to break up the text and a proper referencing system used.
  • Group 8 - Good project that is easy to read and informative. Definately one of the best - Just needs some rearranging in regards to the glossary and perhaps some more pictures added.
  • Group 9 - This project is well researched and contains a lot of information. The only problems seem to be structural but by utilising headings and tables, as well as adding more pictures, the project will be quite good.
  • Group 10 - I would say this is the best project. It is interesting, provides good information that is easy to understand and utilises tables, pictures and headings well. I especially like the inclusion of the ethics section to include a humanties perspective on such a controversial scientific topic.

Lab 9

Present. --Katiana Shaw 07:02, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Microarray Lab: What is the technological bottleneck common to all next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms?

A technological bottleneck common to all next generation sequencing platforms is the large amount of time required for DNA library preparation. Isolation of target DNA sequences for analysis also needs to be improved.