Maths in the Lab - online (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)
Duration 2 hours
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy
This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

Target Audience: 

Postgraduate research students and research-staff from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only.

This course will cover basic mathematical calculations used in the lab environment, therefore it is best suited to those researchers new or returning from a break to the lab environment.


Lecture style with interactive group discussions. 

Course Description:

This course will cover basic, commonly used calculations in the laboratory environment. It is useful for those who are unfamiliar or who wish to undertake a refresher in the calculations listed in the course objectives below.

The session will be interactive, and you must have a scientific calculator, which you know how to use. This may be a physical calculator or a desktop app on your device (it must be a full functionality scientific calculator and not a simple function device).

This course assumes a small level of familiarity with laboratory calculations.


To help you to gain an understanding of biological laboratory calculations used daily during scientific research.


By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • carry out calculations involving concentrations
  • produce standard curves and calculate unknown protein concentrations
  • carry out calculations for producing dilutions
  • perform cell counting to determine cell viability and cell numbers


Booking Instructions/ Information 

This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

We appreciate that personal circumstances are changing daily during the University’s lock-down period but please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

Assessment and Training Points 

For specific information on how to submit the course assessment in order to receive training points/attendance badge please read the ‘assessment’ section on the course Moodle page. If you have any problems or queries, please don't hesitate 

Accessing the course 

This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

To access the course please follow the link below and log into Moodle using your normal username and password. You must use the link below when accessing this course for the first time as it allows you to self-enrol onto the course. Make sure that you log in to the course within two days of the course start date, after this date enrolment is disabled. 


Please watch the complete set of lectures pre-recorded by the tutor, approx. 1.5 hours. Make notes of any questions you may have from watching the lectures, which can be raised during the 2 hour webinar on 13 July. 

To access the course’s resources and joining link for the webinar visit the course Moodle page below.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course13 July 202113 July 202112:00pm - 2:00pm25