Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science 5th edn

Series
Pearson
Author
Rob Reed / Jonathan Weyers / Allan Jones  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
576
Pub.-date
August 2016
ISBN13
9781292100739
ISBN
1292100737
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Description

If you are studying 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 explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. This book also gives you a solid grounding in the broader transferable skills, which are increasingly necessary to achieve a high level of academic success.

Features

Key Features:

 

•    Provides a 'one-stop' guide to the key practical and broader skills needed in biomolecular sciences, including comprehensive coverage of: study and examination skills; fundamental laboratory and analytical skills; investigative techniques and evaluation skills; analysis and presentation of data.

•    Contains numerous margin tips and hints, ‘how to’ boxes, checklists and examples.

•    Key points highlight the most important features of methodology.

•    Gives theoretical background to methods, to enhance understanding.

•    Includes numerous study exercises, references and sources for further study.

New to this Edition

Now in its fifth edition, Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to developing the skills you need from your first day through to graduation, further strengthening its reputation as the practical resource for students of the biomolecular sciences an related disciplines. Updates include:

 

•    New page design, to improve readability.

•    Over 70 new tips, definitions, examples, figures, tables and boxes.

•    Changes in content and emphasis in chapters on working with others and learning effectively.

•    New/updated material on aspects of molecular genetics including next generation sequencing and DNA profiling.

•    Additional material on stable isotopes, photosynthesis and respiration.

•    Updates to text references and sources for further study.

•    Additional ‘how to’ boxes covering: carrying out a skills audit; accommodating different teaching styles; active revision; analysis of literature.

•    Generic guidance related to MSOffice software, rather than version-specific details.

•    Supported by a Companion Website containing answers to all of the study exercises, live links to additional sources, digital copies of all figures and a database of ‘how to’ boxes.

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. Measuring light

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 genetics II- PCR and related applications

68. Molecular genetics III- genetic manipulation techniques

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Cover

'If a student has this book, it will be a good companion for the rest of his/ her student days and beyond' Dr Daniela Barillà, University of York

 

This book provides effective explanation and support for the development of a wide range of laboratory and data analysis skills that you will use time and again during the practical aspects of your studies. It 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 fifth edition, Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to developing the skills you need from your first day through to graduation, further strengthening its reputation as the practical resource for students of the biomolecular sciences and related disciplines.

 

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences:

 

•    Provides a 'one-stop' guide to the key practical and broader skills needed in biomolecular sciences, including comprehensive coverage of: study and examination skills; fundamental laboratory and analytical skills; investigative techniques and evaluation skills; analysis and presentation of data.

•    Contains numerous margin tips and hints, ‘how to’ boxes, checklists and examples.

•    Key points highlight the most important features of methodology.

•    Gives theoretical background to methods, to enhance understanding.

•    Includes numerous study exercises, references and sources for further study, along with over 70 new tips, definitions, examples, figures, tables and boxes.

•    Contains new/updated material on aspects of molecular genetics including next-generation sequencing and DNA profiling, and additional material on stable isotopes, photosynthesis and respiration.

•    Supported by a Companion Website containing answers to all of the study exercises, live links to additional sources, digital copies of all figures and a database of ‘how to’ boxes.

 

Rob Reed is Emeritus Professor (Education and Science) at Central Queensland University, Australia.

David Holmes is Associate Dean of the Keith B.Taylor Global Scholars Programme, St George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada), based at Northumbria University, UK.

Jonathan Weyers is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, UK.

Allan Jones is Chancellor’s Award Fellow in Ecology, Environmental Science and Zoology at the University of Dundee, UK.

 

Author

Rob Reed is Adjunct Professor (Education and Science) at Central Queensland University, Australia

 

David Holmes is Associate Dean of the Keith B.Taylor Global Scholars Programme, St Georges University School of Medicine (Grenada), based at Northumbria University, UK.

 

Jonathan Weyers is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, UK.

 

Allan Jones is Chancellors Award Fellow in Ecology, Environmental Science and Zoology at the University of Dundee, UK.