Science Webinar Series

Western blot tips and tricks: Filling the gap between art and science

Science  25 Jul 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6195, pp. 471
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6195.471-c

Summary

Western blotting has been a standard protein analytical technique for over 30 years and is used in practically every life sciences lab by thousands of scientists worldwide. Western blotting data appears in thousands of published papers annually but, despite its popularity, the method remains as much of a skilled art as a science, and it is often a significant challenge to produce reproducible and reliable results. In this webinar we invite three experts to give us their hints and tips of how to get the best possible Western blot data using current techniques as well as take a glimpse into the future of how technological advances could bring the needed standardization to Western blotting.