Biomarkers have a wide range of applications across psychology, social science and health research, providing objective measures of physiological functioning to understand impact on health and wellbeing. UoG has recently purchased equipment to allow the measurement of biomarkers in-house, opening up a wide variety of avenues of research across health, sport, social sciences and psychology. This session will take you through the uses of biomarkers in research, as well as introducing you to the practical elements of carrying out biochemical analysis using the ELISA method. I will go through the types of biomarkers that we will now be able to analyse, how these can be applied to different branches of research, and hopefully get you thinking about how you can make use of this methodology in your own research.
This seminar is aimed at everyone – from anyone who is just interested in the applications of biomarkers in research, right through to those of you who have already incorporated these analyses in your work but want to learn how to do it yourself.