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Learning about ‘organoids’

The Tissue culture Lab is a designated space where, as the name implies, cells are cultured for distribution to researchers. It contains centrifuges, various types of incubators, microscopes, computers and a fume cupboard, to name but a few of the required items.

Mitchell & I donned our gowns and put on rubber gloves. During this session we frequently disinfected our gloves by spraying with alcohol.  A single virus can wipe out a whole set of cultures so obviously we erred on the side of caution!

Mitchell examines specimens under the microscope
Mitchell examines specimens under the microscope (image Trish Adams)


a tray of organoids removed from an incubatorIn this tray of organoid samples, removed briefly from an incubator, you can just see some cream colored circular organoids developing in the top right hand tray. (Image Trish Adams)

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