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Instrumentation of Microscale Techniques for Biochemistry Teaching at FES Zaragoza, UNAM

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dc.contributor.author García-del Valle, Araceli
dc.contributor.author Corona-Ortega, María Teresa
dc.contributor.author Cruz-Millán, Margarita
dc.contributor.author Rojas-Fernández, Antonia Guillermina
dc.contributor.author Aguilar-Santelises, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Aguilar-Santelises, Leonor
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-16T11:43:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-16T11:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/76845
dc.description.abstract [EN] Biochemistry teaching requires many laboratory sessions where theoretical knowledge may be put on test. At the same time, there is always some risk due to exposure to toxic materials, dangerous chemicals storage and waste disposal. Compliance with new regulations to prevent environmental contamination may also constitute a real hindrance for biochemistry teaching as experimental science. Therefore, we have designed microscale techniques, in order to reduce costs as well as the negative impact of laboratory practical sessions due to risk and environmental contamination. To develop microscale techniques does not only mean to reduce equipment size and amount of the reagents that are required for the usual experiments. Microscale techniques serve particularly well as a motivating approach to experimental biochemistry teaching that produces highly motivated students at the same time that requires minor costs, decreases working time, laboratory space, reagents volume and diminishes the generation of dangerous waste. We have demonstrated all these positive effects in biochemistry teaching and prompted the formal implementation of microscale techniques into the formal activities from the Cell and Tissue Biochemistry Laboratory I (BCT-I) from the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology (QFB) curricula at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). First, we reviewed the BCT-I manual, choosing all the laboratory practices that might be microscaled. Then, we elaborated and validated all necessary protocols to analyse linearity, accuracy and reproducibility of the determinations, demonstrating that microscale techniques allow truthful results, comparable to full scale techniques.
dc.description.sponsorship This project was supported by UNAM (DGAPA PAPIME PE206913). The authors gratefully acknowledge the enthusiastic collaboration of Araceli Carrillo, Sergio Albarran, Fabian Serrano and Margarita Aguilar.
dc.language Inglés
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation UNAM/DGAPA PAPIME PE206913
dc.relation.ispartof Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Biochemistry teaching
dc.subject Microscale techniques
dc.subject Experimental biochemistry
dc.subject Environment protection
dc.title Instrumentation of Microscale Techniques for Biochemistry Teaching at FES Zaragoza, UNAM
dc.type Artículo
dc.date.updated 2017-01-16T10:29:08Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/muse.2015.2205
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto
dc.description.bibliographicCitation García-Del Valle, A.; Corona-Ortega, MT.; Cruz-Millán, M.; Rojas-Fernández, AG.; Aguilar-Santelises, M.; Aguilar-Santelises, L. (2015). Instrumentation of Microscale Techniques for Biochemistry Teaching at FES Zaragoza, UNAM. Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences. 2(1):78-91. doi:10.4995/muse.2015.2205. es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/muse.2015.2205
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 78
dc.description.upvformatpfin 91
dc.description.volume 2
dc.description.issue 1
dc.identifier.eissn 2341-2593
dc.contributor.funder Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


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