Useful links and portals

External sources of knowledge relevant to our research

Credits belong to the links

General laboratory techniques

Eukaryotic cell culture techniques and assays

Handy programming techniques and webservers

Specific topics in linear algebra and numerical analysis

Basic bench skills

Using micro-pipettors

Basic liquid handling. Harder than you think. From Eppendorf: the makers of the world’s most expensive pipettors.

Tissue culture

Manual cell counting

Learn to use the hemacytometer, one of the most basic skills in cell culture.

Cell seeding

Ground level skill for any successful cell-based assay.

Computing

Command line interface

“The Missing Semester” series from the MIT OpenCourseWare provides an excellent introduction to developing literacy with command line interfaces.

Desktop publishing

Scribus is an open-source, cross-platform alternative to Adobe Illustrator.

Keisan Online Calculator

Calculates a ridiculous number of distributions and conversions. Very useful for scouting prior distributions in Bayesian inference.

Mathematics

Linear algebra

Comprehensive refresher on linear algebra. Section on matrix decomposition and singular value decomposition (SVD) is particularly relevant. MIT OpenCourseWare

Finite mathematics II

More advanced topics relating to stochastic processes and time series analysis. MIT OpenCourseWare.

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