A protocol is a precise and detailed experiment for the study of a biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or biomedical problem. Protocols are experiment procedure "recipes" or "methods" organized in a standardized format that can be executed in a laboratory environment. They contain step-by-step procedures and include a list of the materials needed to perform the experiment (materials can include chemicals, hardware, software, etc.). Protocols also contain "notes" or "tips" sections providing users with troubleshooting suggestions to help solve problems that may arise during experiments. Researchers rely on protocols to study gene behavior, discover new approaches to treat diseases, and lower costs of drug development.
SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. Written by renowned experts in the field with an emphasis on both comprehensiveness and ease of use, each protocol is organized in an easily reproducible recipe style, and offering helpful tricks of the trade in an invaluable “notes” section, SpringerProtocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory. All SpringerProtocols are written by experts in the field identified and reviewed by distinguished editors in their specific subject areas. Prior to publication each protocol is reviewed for clarity, accuracy, and consistency by the subject editor, a member of our prestigious editorial board, and Springer's in-house editorial staff.
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July 18, 2012