A MICRO HAIKU*

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(Or Thoughts While Running the Flow Cytometer**)

At the FACS machine

I left my water bottle

Forty more samples

 

Running more samples

I wish I had some music

Thirty-nine tubes left

 

Flow cytometry

Should have brought my phone with me

Thirty-eight more tubes

 

Something is not right

Where are my controls (?), blast it!

This is very bad

 

At the FACS machine

Day two: second round of flow

I forgot water…

#stayhydrated

*You probably remember the haiku from English class. Quick refresher: a haiku is an unrhymed poem. The form was developed in Japan (5 syllables first line, 7 second line, 5 third line). For some beautiful haiku poetry, check out the work of haiku master Takahama Kyoshi (1874-1959).

http://terebess.hu/english/haiku/takahama.html 

**Flow cytometry is actually an amazing tool. FACS or Fluorescence-activated cell sorting is a specialized type of flow cytometry. See “Micro-Defined: A hopefully useful, but definitely not über technical, microbial-related set of definitions.”

https://theskope.com/2015/08/13/micro-defined/

Painting:

The Great Wave off Kanazawa Katsushika Hokusai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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