bioreactor & dissection kit
I “inherited” this dissection kit when I joined Finian Martin’s lab almost 20 years ago. It used to belong to Eileen Furlong, who is now a hugely successful scientist and Head of the Genome Biology Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. I also seem to have inherited her love of cell fate!
This small plastic container is a bioreactor used for moderate size culture of stem cell derived organoids (small spheres of tissue specific cells). The nascent organoids need to be agitated by stirring them very slowly for up to 100 days!