“Angelyn, you are high-throughput!!!” šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ˜

My current experiment design involves 1 sample preparation, 2 treatment, 3 specimen preparation, 4 observation (under microscope), 5 data collection and 6 data measurement. 

The (3) specimen preparation involved draining āž” washing āž” blending āž” drying āž” fixing āž” covering āž” cleaning, of the sample before (4) observation. First try took me 20 min for one round, including the observation part. It’s a tedious and time consuming process.

The 3rd to 5th steps need to be done repeatedly for different parameters, and multiple replications. For instant: if I conduct the experiment with 8 parameters, 4 replicates, I would have to repeat the 3-5 routine for 32 times. 32 x 20 min = 640 min (10 hr 40 min, just for step 3-5!!!). šŸ˜‘

I used to divide the experiment into 2 days to reduce the self-torturing although I sort of enjoy it. šŸ˜‚ It’s a physical challenge for me to stay focus continuously for such a looooooonnnngggggg time without any break in between. 

To make the “experiment challenge” sounds clearer, from each specimen I observe, I will snap 20 microscopic images, making 640 data sets from one complete experiment (and I would do it for a countless times šŸ˜…). Not to mention the post-experiment measurement efforts. šŸ˜°šŸ˜“šŸ˜…

It’s a new method for me and I take some time to develope and optimize it. Le Supervisor comes to check on me on and of during the related experiments. He knows about the pain (because I always complaint about it, like every single time! šŸ˜œ). He comforts my disturbed soul with his morale support and yummy food. šŸ˜

He often asks me: “Angelyn, how fast can you go now?” 

Well, if it’s about flying āœˆāœˆāœˆ, I would say 800 km/h now… Sometimes I speed and got it to 900!!! šŸ˜ But no, this is about experiment! Argggghhhhhhhh…. šŸ˜‚

“Ermmmm… I got 20 measurements in 20 minutes including the specimen preparation.”

“Oh, can you go faster?”

“Ok, I’ll try…”

….

“Angelyn, how fast can you go now?”

“Hmmmm…. 40 in 20 min….”

“Can you go any faster?”

“Well…. I can’t promise you but I’ll try….”

….

After several rounds of “Angelyn, how fast can you go now?”, I announce šŸ“¢šŸ“£šŸ”Š: “Now I can do 80 observations in 15 minutes!!! āœŒāœŒāœŒ

He is so excited (I didn’t know why šŸ˜®), he smiles as if he has won the jackpot šŸ˜Ž: “Angelyn, you are great!!! Hehehehe…”

“Yea, I know *flip my hand (not impressed šŸ˜)*… Why are you so happy? šŸ˜†”

He speaks as if he is telling a secret: “Do you know how Mt group (our competitor) is doing?”

“No…?!”

“They only manage to do 20 observations in 30 minutes. 80 measurements take them 2 hours, and you make it in 15 minutes!!! Wow!!!!”

WOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!! Really???? ā¬… I wowed myself!!! šŸ˜

“Now you collect 640 measurements in one day, and they would take more than a week for that!!! You work at least 8 folds faster than our competitor!!! Hah!!!” *Jaw dropping down on the floor šŸ˜‚*

 He picks up his jaw šŸ˜œ and continues: “Angelyn, you are high-throughput!!!!”  

LOL!!! I didn’t know that word can be applied on human! šŸ˜‚ We have been working on high-throughput biosensors, and yeah, now I am high-throughput!!! āœŒāœŒāœŒāœŒ Yay~~~~ clap clap clap clap~~~~ šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ˜œšŸ˜œšŸ˜œšŸ˜œ

After some happy together hehehaha moments, he asks: “Angelyn, can you go any faster further?”

I raise my voice: “Nooooooooooo….. It has hit my human limitation!!! Unless I improve my joints and muscles or become a ghost, I’m sticking to 80 in 15 min! Booooooooo….šŸ‘»šŸ‘»šŸ‘»”

Hahahaha, enough is enough. I think that’s way too enough to beat our competitor’s ass “to the moon and come back”. šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ No more faster, I’m STRICTLY sticking to it! Yay!!! *sipping green tea šŸµ* šŸ˜Š

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