Physiology & Pharmacology

Learn how to use pipettes properly in a lab environment

Physiology is the study of how the body works. More than any other of the biological sciences, it involves using an understanding of biological process at the most basic level to explain how a whole organ or an entire body functions.

Pharmacology is about the discovery and characterisation of drugs that are used either as medicines or as experimental tools for advancing our understanding of the body in health and disease.

Both of these areas will involve frequent use of pipettes. A pipette is a laboratory tool commonly used to transport a measured volume of liquid, often as a media dispenser. Pipettes come in several designs for various purposes with differing levels of accuracy and precision, from single piece glass pipettes to more complex adjustable or electronic pipettes. We have created these three short videos to give you an overview of how to operate pipettes effectively in your labs at the University of Aberdeen.

This resource was last updated 21.07.20

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