LabTwin for Microbiology / Prokaryotic Culture

Documenting colony growth at the correct harvest time and temperature, analyzing growth curves, and optimizing protocols for equipment and material use.

LabTwin for Microbiology / Prokaryotic Culture

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Maria-Isabel Rojas

Meet Maria-Isabel Rojas

Maria-Isabel is a 5th year Molecular Biology PhD student at San Diego State University and University of California San Diego. Her research focuses on understanding how viruses that infect bacteria, phages for short, persist in or escape from their bacterial host. Her work combines tools of molecular microbiology, genomics, biochemistry, and microbial ecology. Twice a year, she organizes the student innovation workshop for the Viral Information Institute.

Maria-Isabel is one of our ambassadors. You can learn more about our exclusive co-creator ambassador program, Twenty Nine, here.

Is equipment preparation delaying you from reading your results?

Scientists often set reminders to harvest and analyze their overnight cultures but forget to warm up the absorbance reader. Absorbance measured at the wrong temperature or later than the optimal harvest time yields incorrect readings that disrupt reproducibility and transparency.

A-Ha moment:

Maria-Isabel realized that the best way to consistently adhere to her protocol was to set a series of specific reminders related to each step. She uses LabTwin to create voice-activated reminders that tell her to warm up the absorbance reader 30 mins before she performs the actual reading.


Voice-activated reminders

LabTwin can set multiple reminders for different steps in the same experiment and help scientists remember each essential step, no matter how small.

LabTwin for Microbiology / Prokaryotic Culture

Key takeaways:

  • > LabTwin's reminders are a reliable feature to help scientists adhere to protocols. Our ambassadors use LabTwin reminders to plan their day efficiently
  • > Scientists can label, save and repeat reminders simply by talking

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