This work contains a Foreword by Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director, Royal Institution of Great Britain, Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Senior Research Fellow Lincoln College and Honorary Fellow, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford. This practical, concise and up-to-date guide is ideal as a quick reference. It is easy to read, refer to and comprehend - the perfect text to have on hand in the laboratory. "Laboratory Skills for Science and Medicine" contains useful equations, overviews of various techniques, and tips to help research run smoothly. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of science, medicine and biomedical science will find this manual invaluable, as will PhD candidates and researchers returning to laboratory work. 'Becoming a good biomedical researcher, like everything else in life, doesn't just happen overnight. Exploring your knowledge and skills base, and the gaps therein allows you to develop your approach to research in a systematic and productive manner. By taking advantage of the experience bundled into this volume, you are giving yourself the advantage of both an increased factual knowledge and useful practical applications which will help you on the road to achieving your goals, whether that is a good first degree, your first publication, that first grant or a Noble prize! If you want to give yourself a flying start in your lab career, then this book is for you.' - Maxine Lintern, in the Introduction.
Basic concepts: Health and safety. Basic chemical concepts. Designing and managing experiments. Keeping track of data. Scientific writing. Biomedical techniques: Protein techniques. Histology. Cell culture. Molecular biology. Using animals in biomedical research. Formulae at a glance.