Practical Skills in Biomolecular Science, is an indispensable book for undergraduate students in the life sciences. The book provides useful support at all stages of a degree course and underpins any practical course in biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, immunology and microbiology. It is also a valuable resource for teachers of biology in colleges and secondary schools. Laboratory and field studies are essential components of undergraduate training in biomolecular science. Practical work must be fully understood and effectively presented, but many students under-perform because they lack basic laboratory skills. This book, now in its third edition, continues to provide students with easy-to-use guidance for laboratory and field studies, but in addition it now covers broader transferable skills. As a result the new edition provides guidance and support over the entire range of a typical undergraduate course in biochemistry and biomedical science. New material covering: Personal Development Planning Learning styles and thinking processes Writing styles Plagiarism Copyright E-Learning Bioethics Digital imaging Eukaroyte cell culture ELISA assays Real-time PCR Guidance on using software to enhance presentations; drawing graphs and tables, and doing statistical analysis. Safety issues are now emphasised using a new Safety icon throughout the book. These indicate potential hazards and risks and strategies to avoid them. All references updated, and all web-links checked.