Monday, December 11, 2017

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Photo of Igantius JohnWork experience at SBC was a valuable time in which I got to really find out what I wanted to go into in the future. I was able to be involved in a job that really piqued my interest.

Throughout my training at SBC, I was attached to the Plant Preparation, Extraction and Analytical Chemistry laboratories. I now know what the basic procedures are for receiving plant collections from the field, to preparing them for extraction in the laboratory.

In the Extraction lab, I learnt how to carry out plant extraction using solvents, Clevenger distillation and many other processes.

Under the Analytical Chemistry laboratory, I was given the opportunity to use the GCMS which is an instrument that I used to analyze my samples. Other than the GCMS I also learned the HPLC workflow and other processes.

I am expecting to gain more knowledge and experience in SBC during my attachment here as I will also be assigned to the Microbiology and Molecular laboratories.

The knowledge and skills that I am to gain from my training in these laboratories will definitely be useful in completing my project on antimicrobial tests for my Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

Date updated: 05 December 2017.