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Addgene is here for you as you begin your journey working in a laboratory! Welcome to Intro to the Lab Bench, our free online resource meant to get you prepared for work.

Module 1

Before You Enter the Lab

We know that you might be excited to get started, but there are some basic safety precautions for working in the lab that you need to know. In this module, you will learn about personal protective equipment (PPE) and general laboratory safety precautions for the lab.

Module 2

Lab Equipment

You’re ready to work in the lab. Congratulations! In this module, we will journey together to learn how to use different tools in the lab and beginner’s techniques for conducting work in BSL-1 and BSL-2 laboratories.

Find additional protocols and videos for plasmid cloning, AAV production, and more.