Chemostat experiment and challenges – Connor C.

Today we really got our experiments started. We finally inoculated our morbidostat with the bacteria which is featured in the experiment, Vibrio natriegens. Several groups ran into problems both with the calibrations we have been working on over the past couple days (in particular the calibration of our optical density sensors which measures the density of the cells) had trouble transferring over and with leaks emerging in our morbidostats. As I write this, my own morbidostat is back from the incubator because of a leak and will be re-sterilized and set up. However, despite these setbacks we encountered with the morbidostats we at SSP accept the challenge and will continue to problem shoot in the coming days.