A good mentor can be the difference between success and failure. But what to do if you don't have help on hand?

Mentors At Your Benchside provides curated help and advice from experienced researchers on various topics, from lab skills and techniques to career progression.

Each short episode is bursting with easy-to-access help and advice that can improve your results and help you get the most out of your time in the lab.

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Multiple Fragment Ligation: The Why and How

#105 — You may be familiar with standard single fragment ligations: insert, vector, ligase—done! But what if you have a complex cloning project with a massive region o...

Funding Opportunities and the Flow of Money in Science

#104 — What funding stream is right for you? Industry or government? Non-profits or crowdfunding? It depends on what you're researching, but also where you want to tak...

Maxam–Gilbert Sequencing: What It Is and 3 Modern Applications

#103 — DNA sequencing is a fundamental technique in modern molecular biology that has revolutionized the study of genes.In the old days, Maxam–Gilbert sequencing was t...

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Explained In 3 Easy Steps

#102 — Fluorescence microscopy images not only look great but also allow us to get a better understanding of cells, structures, and tissues. And confocal laser scannin...

How to Become an Expert at Getting Funded

#101 —  Discover what it takes to become an expert at getting funded, from simple habits such as summarizing what you read in the literature, to big steps such as orga...

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