Specific Biosciences research protocols (B) -Biosciences Students Only
Technological advances in automated analysis methods such as ‘Imagestream’ and ‘Metafer ‘spot’ counting have the potential to significantly improve the statistics and power of an experiment. Despite this, many of these advances have been slow to gain widespread adoption. One reason for this is that many systems offer the user a complex array of variables to test and ‘train’ the automated processing ‘template’ or algorithm. Since the validity, robustness and reproducibility of any data generated is intimately linked to the template used, understanding these processes and how to apply them to your experiment is vitally important. This session will aim to introduce you to key issues that need to be considered and be accounted for in order to achieve reliable, reproducible datasets using any automated system. The session will focus on working examples using ‘Imagestream’ and ‘Metafer’ .
Aimed atCompulsory for first year PGR Biosciences students and optional for any other Biosciences PGR students from the College of Health & Life Sciences only
Key learning outcomes
By the end of the session, learners will be informed about:
- automated analysis methods - 'Imagestream' and 'Metafer'
- key issues to consider and account for in order to achieve reliable, reproducible datasets using any automated system
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