Learning Exercise

Gel Standard Curves

This module focuses on the generation of a standard curve based on the sizes of protein or nucleic acids separated on a gel. Students learn how to use a spreadsheet to generate the standard curve.

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A self paced powerpoint tutorial in which students use a spreadsheet to generate a standard curve of the molecular weights of protein or DNA run on a gel.


Gel Standard Curves

Learning Objectives

The goal of this module is to introduce the basic mathematics that describes the mobility of a macromolecule through a matrix. Students should become familiar with using spread sheets to calculate molecular weight.


Pre and post-assessment questions are embedded in the powerpoint file.