Which BD Fluorochrome family do you belong to ? fluorochrome fun quiz reagent22 January 2021The Cytohub emailPrintLinkedinFacebook0Twitter0Which BD Fluorochrome family do you belong to ? 1. Your most feared and despised rival scoops you and publishes your pet project in Nature/Cell/Science. You:Take up taekwondo lessons so you can release pent-up frustrationThink of taking up one of your rival’s projects to scoop him/her back.Work harder on your other projects to prevent more damage.C’est la vie! You just carry on.You throw a tantrum, yell at everyone around you and start working 20 hour days. 1 out of 6 2. Your enter your lab one day to find all your cell cultures contaminated with bacteria. What will you do first?Launch an investigation with a detective agency to find out the person responsible.Forget your cells and research on the bacteria instead.Swear to yourself that henceforth, you’ll autoclave *everything*, including your shoes.C’est la vie! You just carry on.Send a lab cleaning day invitation to everyone from the institute director to the junior most technician. 2 out of 6 3. What is your biggest worry?That you will someday be featured on www.retractionwatch.comThat you know your science is innovative but your grant awardees don’t agree.That your experiments are *always* in need of improvement.Don’t worry, be happy.That you aren’t working hard enough for that Nature paper. 3 out of 6 4. Your grant proposals keep getting rejected by the award committee all the time. You:Try to get to know the members of the committee and learn what can impress them.Come up with more daring proposals inspired by Star Wars.Get ideas from Dale Carnegie’s classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.I don’t care and I am not here to make friends. My work will speak louder than me.Send more proposals. Perseverance pays… 4 out of 6 5. Your new colleague is extremely talented and may potentially be your competitor some day. You:Try to think of innovative ways to prove your superiority.Bad mouth the person to everyone you meet.Watch that person carefully. Some mistake is bound to be made.Set up a collaboration with that person. If you can’t beat ‘em, join em.Start working rigorously on your projects to prove your superiority. 5 out of 6 6. The lab bully and boss’s pet have booked the flow cytometer for months on end and you cannot have access. What do you do?Replace their samples with yours and switch the labels, so they run your samples without knowing.Call the flow cytometer supplier and ask for a charge free rental.Give up and try to find another flow cytometer.Buy them beers everytime you see them at the pub.Complain loudly to the boss and threaten to go on strike. 6 out of 6 Time is Up!