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Addgene Newsletter, September 2021


Hi there,

Since the fall semester is back in session and summer vacations have finished, we know you're as excited as us to get back into the lab! We've got just what you need to help you get back to the bench - so dust off your lab coat and check out Addgene's Intro to the Lab Bench! This brand new series consists of educational modules specifically designed for training new lab members. Inside each module you will find written protocols, videos, and quizzes on the basics you need to get started in the lab. More protocols will be added throughout the school year, so start learning and let us know what you want to see next.


Browse protocols in the Intro to the Lab Bench series


Here’s what else you’ll find in this newsletter:

  • Seeding Lab's TeleScience video library
  • The recipients of the 2021 Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Awards
  • Updates on the latest plasmids and viral vector tools at Addgene
  • Meet Addgene’s newest board member

- The Addgene Team

 Check out Seeding Lab's TeleScience video library

We have been long time partners with Seeding Labs, a nonprofit that brings scientific resources to developing countries. Now, we’re excited to be part of their latest venture - TeleScience, a video library featuring protocols, tips, and tricks. We are proud to have a number of Addgene videos featured. Check out TeleScience now

TeleScience Website

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Conference Awards

Every two years, we seek applications for awards to early career scientists using fluorescent proteins in their research. These awards offset the cost of conference attendance while honoring the late Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien who played enormous roles in the development and dissemination of fluorescent protein tools. We are excited to announce this year’s five winners.

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Learn more about the winners and their research on the Addgene blog.

New hot plasmids!

Want to know which new plasmids and viral preps in the repository caught Addgene scientists' attention recently? Read our Hot Plasmids blog post to learn more about the following:

  • Cell-free system to examine biosynthetic pathways
  • A new tool for enriching ABE-targeted cells
  • The CRISPR Corner
  • New ready-to-use viral preps

Check out the Hot Plasmids article on the blog

 Meet Addgene's newest board member

We are excited to welcome Bart Newland to the Board of Directors this spring. Addgene’s board members bring a variety of experience and expertise, and with his previous experience as patent counsel at Genzyme and Biogen, Bart is a great addition to the board! Learn more about his background, and hobbies here: Interview with Bart Newland

Bart Newland

Fall Savings from find plasmids at Addgene


To save $20 off your next order, use the following discount code during the checkout process. Please be sure to enter this code in the *Promotion Number* field.


(Expires October 31, 2021)