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Microbiology and immunology

Get resources, tips and tricks for research in microbiology and immunology

Methods and techniques

These resources contain specific lab methods and techniques, often including information about the equipment and ingredients needed.


  • Bio-protocol publishes high quality step-by-step peer-reviewed protocols in any area of life sciences. To limit redundancy, Bio-protocol does not publish protocols detailed in other protocol journals.


  • A peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to publishing original laboratory methods, related technical tools, and methods-oriented review articles that are of broad interest to professional life scientists.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

  • An interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. 

Nature Methods

  • Publishes novel methods and significant improvements to basic life sciences research techniques. 

Nature Protocols

  • Publishes the protocols being used to answer outstanding biological and biomedical science research questions, including methods grounded in physics and chemistry that have a practical application to the study of biological problems.

Nuleic Acids Research Methods Online

  • Publishes the results of leading-edge research into physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions. 


  • OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering


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