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Molecular Diagnostics

Edited by Anthony Warford and Nadège Presneau

14 March 2019

ISBN: 9780198777069

432 pages

In Stock

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Price: £44.99

The only text to combine coverage of molecular techniques with their application to diagnostic pathology to offer a true blend of theory and practice.


A thorough coverage of molecular techniques combined with their application to diagnostic pathology, offering a true blend of theory and practice.

  • A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists.
  • Case studies enrich the text and emphasise clinical relevance.
  • Self-test and discussion questions, with answers provided online, encourage students to analyze the text and develop their problem solving skills.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Anthony Warford, Emeritus Fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster, and Nadège Presneau, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, University of Westminster

Anthony Warford is Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, and Chartered Scientist. He is the primary author of two scientific papers on tissue microarray, two reviews on in situ hybridisation, and a book chapter on same subject, as well as being a co-author of many other papers. He has lectured internationally on immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridisation.

Nadège Presneau is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Westminster. She teaches Molecular Pathology and Cancer Genetics/Genomics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research focuses principally on developing new bioinformatics approaches to identify driver genes involved in breast cancer using high throughput technologies such as Next Generation Sequencing. She is also interested in the development of new diagnostic tools for cancer as well as biobanking and ethics in translational research.

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Anthony Warford and Nadège Presneau
    1:Sample preparation, Anthony Warford and Sandra Hing
    2:The molecular laboratory, Sandra Hing and Anthony Warford
    3:Intact sample analysis, Anthony Warford and Emanuela V Volpi
    4:Homogenate sample analysis, Nadège Presneau, Abdul Hye, and Nicholas Ashton
    5:Sequencing technologies, Nadège Presneau and Rifat Hamoudi
    6:Molecular analysis and interpreting molecular data, Rifat Hamoudi and Anthony Warford
    7:Recent technical advances in molecular analysis, Nadège Presneau and Mary Alikian
    8:Haemopoietic diseases 1 - leukaemias, Georgina Ryland and Piers Blombery
    9:Haemopoietic diseases 2 - lymphoproliferative disorders, Mark Catherwood and Ken Mills
    10:Breast cancer, Mary Falzon, Elaine Borg, and Alexandra Saetta
    11:Epithelial tumours and melanoma, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo
    12:Mesenchymal tumours, Fernanda Amary
    13:Pre-natal and neo-natal testing, Claire V.S. Brasted-Pike

Additional Resources

The book is supported by the online resources for the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Series which include an interactive digital microscope, video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice. The book's figures will also be available for lecturers to download, and the answers to the book's self-check and discussion questions will be available for students.

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