Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences

Paperback Practical Skills

By (author) Jonathan Weyers, By (author) Rob Reed, By (author) Allan Jones, By (author) David Holmes

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  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 274mm x 32mm | 1,438g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 1408245523
  • ISBN 13: 9781408245521
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 238,929

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If you are a studying within the biomolecular sciences (including biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology) then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout the whole of your degree programme. It provides effective support for the development of the laboratory and data analysis skills that you will draw on time and again for the practical aspects of your studies, and also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success. Now in its fourth edition, Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to developing all of the skills you need from your first day through to graduation, establishing its reputation as the practical resource for students of the biomolecular sciences.

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Table of contents

STUDY AND EXAMINATION SKILLS 1 The importance of transferable skills 2 Managing your time 3 Working with others 4 Taking notes from lectures and texts 5 Learning effectively 6 Revision strategies 7 Assignments and exams 8 Preparing your curriculum vitae INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING RESOURCES 9 Finding and citing published information 10 Evaluating information 11 Using online resources 12 Bioinformatics - Internet resources 13 Using Spreadsheets 14 Using word processors, databases and other packages COMMUNICATING INFORMATION 15 Organising a poster display 16 Giving a spoken presentation 17 General aspects of scientific writing 18 Writing essays 19 Reporting practical and project work 20 Writing literature surveys and reviews FUNDAMENTAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 21 Essentials of practical work 22 Bioethics 23 Health and safety 24 Working with liquids 25 Basic laboratory procedures 26 Principles of solution chemistry 27 pH and buffer solutions 28 Introduction to microscopy 29 Setting up and using a light microscope THE INVESTIGATIVE APPROACH 30 Making measurements 31 SI units and their use 32 Scientific method and design of experiments 33 Making notes of practical work 34 Project work WORKING WITH CELLS AND TISSUES 35 Sterile technique 36 Culture systems and growth measurement 37 Collecting and isolating microbes 38 Identifying microbes 39 Naming microbes and other organisms 40 Working with animal and plant tissues and cells 41 Homogenisation and fractionation of cells and tissues ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES 42 Calibration and its application to quantitative analysis 43 Immunological methods 44 Using stable isotopes 45 Using radioisotopes 46 Light measurement 47 Basic spectroscopy 48 Advanced spectroscopy and spectrometry 49 Centrifugation 50 Chromatography - separation methods 51 Chromatography - detection and analysis 52 Principles and practice of electrophoresis 53 Advanced electrophoretic techniques 54 Electroanalytical techniques ASSAYING BIOMOLECULES AND STUDYING METABOLISM 55 Analysis of biomolecules: fundamental principles 56 Assaying amino acids, peptides and proteins 57 Assaying lipids 58 Assaying carbohydrates 59 Assaying nucleic acids and nucleotides 60 Protein purification 61 Enzyme studies 62 Membrane transport processes 63 Photosynthesis and respiration GENETICS 64 Mendelian genetics 65 Bacterial and phage genetics 66 Molecular genetics I - fundamental principles 67 Molecular geneti cs II - PCR and related applications 68 Molecular genetics III - genetic engineering techniques ?rDNA techs? ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF DATA 69 Manipulating and transforming raw data 70 Using graphs 71 Presenting data in tables 72 Hints for solving numerical problems 73 Descriptive statistics 74 Choosing and using statistical tests