experiments related to epigeneticsnew
Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:09 AM
At the moment I have a BS degree and would like to perhaps pursue more education in the future studying Epigenetics, specifically gene expression resulting in chronic low dose exposure to environmental elements. Its been an interest for years, after hanging out with many chemophobic individuals, and studying toxicology while pursuing my degree.
However, I have NO LAB SKILLS. I have read more protocols than I can count but have no idea where to get started. I was going to start with simple yeast and perhaps get my hands on some that has been modified and go from there. However other than culture techniques and extractions I am clueless after that point.
If you guys have any general experiments I can run to gain some skills please share them.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:15 PM
Just don't worry. Most people spend the first few months preparing reagents and read articles. You must do the same...since you want to work on epigenetics then you'll need to learn PCR and electrophoresis. Do come back if you have more questions.
Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:49 AM
Once again Thanks.