Team:Heidelberg LSL/Notebook-25/02/2012


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Welcome to our notebook!

Here you will find the documentation of our laboratory work of the last few month in diary form. This notebook comprises the work in three phases:

Planning and
Calibration and














Biosensor Construction - 25/02/2012

  • Miniprep of parts BBa_K173004,BBa_ E0240 and BBa_J22106 by using a Qiagen Miniprep Kit

Protocol: 4 ml bacterial culture is pelleted by centrifugation at 10.000 rpm for 1 min. Afterwards, the pellet is resuspended in 250 µl buffer P1. 250 µl buffer P2 are added and the culture is gently inverted and incubated for 5 min. 350 µl buffer N3 are added and the suspension is centrifuged at 13.000 rpm for 10 min. The supernatant is subsequently loaded onto a miniprep column and centrifuged for 1 min/max speed. Afterwards the column is washed with buffer PB (500 µl) and buffer PE (750 µl) by loading onto the column and subsequent centrifugation for 1 min/max speed. After a last centrifugation step for drying the column (again 1 min/max speed), 50 µl of water are added in order to dissolve the DNA again. After 1 min incubation, DNA is eluted by centrifugation for 1 min/max speed.

  • Measurement of DNA concentration at the Nanodrop micophotometer device

1 µl of water is used as blank. Subsequently, the miniprep cultures ( 1µl each) were loaded onto the Nanodrop device in order to determine the concentration and purity of the DNA in the samples. Concentrations ranged from 70 ng/µl to 300 ng/µl

(PLACEHOLDER: table of DNA concentration).

  • Digestion of Minipreps for further cloning

We used the NEB restriction enzymes and buffers for setting up the digestions. Those were done as follows:

    • 1 µg of DNA
    • 3 µl of NEB buffer 2
    • 3 µl of BSA
    • 1 µl of each restriction enzyme used
    • Water was added to reach a final volume of 30 ul

GFP (BBa_ E0240) and LacZ (BBa_K173004) were digested with EcoRI and XbaI. RecA (BBa_J22106) was digested with EcoRI and SpeI. After setting up the digestions, the reaction mixtures were mixed briefly, spinned down in a centrifuge (quick run up to 5.000 rpm) and then incubated on a thermomixer heating device for 1 h at 37 °C and stored at -20 °C afterwards.

  • Annealing of SulA oligos:





The Oligos for the synthesis of the SulA promoter were designed according to the sequence available in the partsregistry (BBa_K518010). By annealing of the oligos and ligation into a EcoRI/XbaI precut biobrick construct, they reconstitute the biobrick standard prefix completely and introduce the SulA promoter sequence.

Protocol: 5 ul of each oligo (diluted to a concentration of 100 mM) and 5 µl of NEB buffer 2 were added to 35 µl of water. After mixing, the reaction mix was heated up to 95 °C/5 min and then cooled down slowly to room temperature and then stored at -20 °C.