In celebration of the launch of Bio-Rad’s new long shelf life Mini-PROTEAN TGX precast gels we are asking all of our readers to help us solve the mystery of the world’s ugliest gels. Each week we will post a picture of what we consider to be a hideous gel and we’d like your feedback on the following 3 questions:
1. what’s so ugly about this gel?
2. how’d it get this way?
3. what can be done to prevent this from happening again?
You can choose to either answer freely and anonymously in the comments section of the blog or click on this PAGE link (nice use of double entendre) which will take you to a form where you can fill out your answers and contact info to be eligeable to receive a sample of Bio-Rad’s new gels at no cost (open only to US-based customers, Canadian customers should visit the Canadian Biotechnologist which is running the same contest on their site). All answers will be posted throughout the course of the following week. All responses will be accepted (serious, fun, moody…whatever).
Below is a picture of this week’s ugliest gel. Since it is the first week we’ll give you a hint to the type of gel you’re looking at (2D) and to where you might find some answers. Yes…we’re being easy on you this week. Don’t expect such kindness in the future!