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#Deckthelab Contest Winners 2017

Posted by Luis Marte-Diaz on Jan 31, 2018 9:44:01 AM

Although we're storing away all of our holiday decorations, our holiday spirit remains. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our annual #Deckthelab contest. The bar was set very high from last year’s impressive entries, but our community of creative scientists delivered some spectacular photos once again this year!

All winners receive an Addgene care package with Addgene mugs and some delicious hot chocolate for the lab. Here are some of our 2017 contest winners:

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'Tis the Season to #DeckTheLab

Posted by Jane Hannon on Dec 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Here at Addgene we’re getting into the holiday spirit by kicking off our annual #DeckTheLab contest. The bar is set very high from last year’s impressive entries, but we have faith our community of creative scientists will deliver some fabulous photos again this year!

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#DeckTheLab to Win a Tasty Winter Treat This Holiday Season

Posted by Jane Hannon on Nov 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Here at Addgene we’re getting into the holiday spirit and we hope you are, too! Bluegene is eager to decorate the lab but his short arms are causing him some difficulty…

To give him some inspiration, we’d love to see how you’re decorating your lab for the upcoming wintertime festivities!

Help us spread some cheer by snapping a photo of you and your labmates celebrating the holidays and tweeting it with the tags #DeckTheLab and @Addgene. Christmas, Hanukkah, ugly sweaters, Flannel Fridays, Festivus— you name it, we want to see it. 

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The Importance of a Fun Workplace: Company Culture at Addgene

Posted by Laura Veckerelli on Sep 3, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Our story today starts with a bit of Addgene history...

As you may be aware, Melina Fan, her brother Ken Fan, and her husband Benjie Chen co-founded Addgene in 2004. They worked tirelessly to get Addgene from a concept to an up and running repository. As they built the foundation for what Addgene is today, there was a lot of blood, sweat, and, I’m guessing, literal tears (though none of the founders have EVER confirmed this with me). While things were incredibly busy in those early years, the founders knew that company culture and enjoying your job were important parts of team buidling - they relieved some of the pressure of start up life and maintained their sanity by throwing fun into the mix.

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Countdown to Halloween @Addgene

Posted by Caroline LaManna on Oct 29, 2014 1:26:27 PM

Halloween is only 2 days away and here at Addgene we couldn’t be more excited! As a small, tight-knit organization we thrive on 3 things: fun, teamwork, and competition. And our Halloween celebration this Friday will combine all of these.

Addgenies have been organizing Halloween festivities for years – searching our photo archives I found pictures back through 2009, though I suspect that our costume contests were indeed occurring earlier but that the photo evidence was destroyed to protect the innocent revelers. Our Halloween costume contests have become an annual tradition in which we choose our teams and start brainstorming months in advance. Our teams comb the news (pop culture events of the past year obviously make for good costumes), science and our plasmid collection (what science has been hot this year and how do you creatively turn it into an outfit?), and of course there’s always nostalgia (old board games and movies can provide great character costumes).

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