Digitizing Lab Notebooks


The lab of MSI PI Linda Kinkel (professor, Plant Pathology) used their enforced work-from-home time during the pandemic to tackle the project of digitizing 30 years’ worth of lab notebooks. An article about the project and how it was accomplished appears in the journal Nature: How to Digitize Your Lab Notebooks.

Professor Kinkel uses MSI to analyze high-throughput amplicon sequencing data of soil fungi and bacteria in support of research into the dynamics and functions of the soil microbial community related to plant disease.