The Caddy Lab opened its doors on 5th July 2022. As you can see we have plenty of space and plenty of boxes to open!
The next few weeks will be spent buying and organizing everything we need in order to start doing experiments. Our tissue culture hoods, incubators and centrifuges have all arrived and are ready to be installed. No sign of any pipettes yet, but these have been on order for over a month and should be on their way soon!
The support from all the team here at the Baker Institute has been phenomenal so far, and the Caddy Lab is eager to get started. We look forward to posting photos of our first experiments soon.
This week we turned on our incubators and biosafety cabinets, unpacked our microscope, and defrosted our first cells. It is surprising how much of an achievement this feels after months of planning!
These cells will be used to start growing up stocks of viruses we will work with in the lab. Teething problems are expected, but we hope we can now start gathering momentum. Please look out for future introductions to our three new lab members who will start to arrive shortly!