Finding projects for summer students that allow them to learn and take ownership of independent research, while simultaneously being useful for the lab can be a challenge.
Growth factor comparisons and optimizations are a perfect option for summer students in stem cell and organoid labs. The student can learn basic lab skills while providing a useful set of data for the lab.
Performing growth factor optimizations can be time consuming, but ensuring an optimal set of growth factors allows for more consistent and homogenous cell cultures. Optimizing the amount of growth factor used (while maintaining results) can save huge sums of money in the long run.
At Qkine, we want to help both students and labs get the most out of summer studentships and so we are offering free summer student packs of up to 5 growth factors (up to 100 µg/product) to allow students to perform growth factor-related projects.
The best 2-page lab report will win the Qkine summer project prize and the host lab will receive £1000 in Qkine credit.