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Farheen Aslam

Lahore College for Women University


Voltage Ionic Concentration Size of Agarose Gel Buffers Staining of Gel Ethidium Bromide SDS-PAGE Protein Marker Agarose Gel Positive and Negative Electrode Bad Resolution Voltage Problem

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The book will describe gel electrophoresis and it’s applications. First topic will be dedicated to the principles of electrophoresis (voltage and ionic strength of buffers will also be addressed). Second topic will be on the DNA gel electrophoresis. Among other things it will address staining of gel for visualizing the DNA bands, different concentrations of agarose gel for separation of DNA of different sizes, DNA marker (used for estimation the rough molecular weight of DNA sample) etc.Third topic will be on protein gel electrophoresis. Along with other things it will address the percentages of polyacrylamide gel for separation of protein on the gel, staining of the polyacrylamide gel with Commassie Brilliant Blue G250 or R250 or silver staining. Fourth topic will cover protocol used for the working of gel electrophoresis apparatus, preparation of agarose gel and buffers. Fifth topic will cover troubleshooting with gel electrophoresis (i.e. bad resolution, heating up of apparatus, voltage problems etc.). Sixth topic will be on different companies manufacturing the gel electrophoresis apparatus.

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Date completed: October 18th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 1st 2020

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Review results due: July 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 18th 2020

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Farheen Aslam

Lahore College for Women University

Farheen Aslam MS, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan. She has obtained her Ph.D. from School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Pakistan in 2012: her research topic was “Cloning. expression and physicochemical analysis of proinsulin and its derivatives”. Her research field includes human biochemistry and disease, molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, protein expression and purification, refolding of protein, enzymology, genetics and microbiology. She is proficient in use of HPLC system. MALDI-TOF, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, UV-Spectrophotometer, RNA, Plasmid and Genomic DNA Isolation. She worked as a Research Officer in the Mass Spectrometry Lab of School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore from 23rd August 2010 to 23rd November 2010. Responsibilities were to prepare and analyze the samples on Voyager De Pro (ABI) MALDI TOF mass spectrometry workstation. She was awarded with a Startup Research Grant on “Studying the effect on expression of a recombinant protein by changing the nucleotides at the promoter & start of the gene” of PKR 0.5 million by Higher Education Commission on June 4th, 2013. She has participated in 19 conferences at National and international level. She has Published 11 research paper in National and International journals.

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