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GraphPad Prism Course Overview

This course provides a great foundation for users of GraphPad Prism and covers the creation of publication quality charts plus performing statistical analysis and curve fitting. The course includes a range of self-paced exercises to practice key concepts.


Getting Started

  • Navigating the Prism Interface

  • Introduction to Prism project types

  • Data Entry: Importing & formatting data

Prism Project Types

  • XY Analyses: Creating and formatting Line, Bar and Scatter Plots

  • Group Comparisons: Comparing 2 groups graphically and generating descriptive statistics statistics

  • Survival Analysis

  • Contingency Analysis: Comparing observation counts for significant differences


Presentations

  • Creating layouts

  • Exporting charts and summary data


Statistics

  • How to select an appropriate statistical test

  • Data Distribution: Frequencies and Histograms; Assessing Normality & Symmetry

  • Data Manipulation: Transforming and normalizing data; Transposing data

  • Comparing 2 Groups: Unpaired and Paired T-Tests

  • Comparing Multiple Groups: 1-way and 2-way ANOVA and Post-tests


Curve Fitting

  • Goodness of fit and curve statistics

  • Linear regression

  • Outlier elimination

  • Selecting the appropriate fit model

  • Standard Curves and the derivation of unknown values

  • Dose Response

  • Enzymes kinetics

  • Competitive binding

  • Decay and half-life analysis


The course content agenda can be adapted to meet the needs and experience level of your organization.

Vector NTI Course Overview

This training course is designed for molecular biologists who would like to learn how to get the most out of Vector NTI, from creating plasmid maps and basic sequence analysis, through to PCR, cloning and assembling and aligning sequences.

Sequence Editing and Annotation

  • Creating and editing plasmid maps

  • Editing sequences

  • Adding and modifying annotations

  • Changing display preferences


DNA Sequence Analysis

  • Restriction analysis

  • Open reading frame searches

  • Translations


Protein Sequence Analysis​

  • Motif searches

  • Back translation

  • Biophysical plots

Managing Data

  • Import/export

  • Searching

  • Organizing data using subsets

Primer Design

  • Designing new PCR and sequencing primers

  • Analyzing primer properties

  • Batch PCR

Cloning

  • Restriction cloning

  • Non-restriction cloning methods (TOPO, TA, Gateway)


Multiple sequence alignment (AlignX)

Assembling and analyzing contigs (Contig Express)


The course content and agenda can be adapted to meet the needs and experience level of your organization.

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