Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (8th ed.)

by Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie

Bringing this best-selling textbook right up to date, the new edition uniquely integrates the theories and methods that drive the fields of biology, biotechnology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the techniques students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin current key advances and discoveries. The contents have been updated to include both traditional and cutting-edge techniques most commonly used in current life science research. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory behind the techniques, as well as analysis of the resulting data. New chapters cover proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics, as well as data analysis and visualisation. Using accessible language to describe concepts and methods, and with a wealth of new in-text worked examples to challenge students' understanding, this textbook provides an essential guide to the key techniques used in current bioscience research.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108365253
  • Edition: 8
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  • Title: Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Author: Andreas Hofmann (ed.); Samuel Clokie (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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'After seven editions between 1975 and 2010 this essential textbook has undergone a major update. The new editors, Drs Hofmann and Clokie, recruited many experts to revise individual chapters and added a significant amount of new material, thus making the book even more valuable. This eighth edition is basically a new book that covers the techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology in a very comprehensive manner - it does not go into great detail, but gives the reader a good introduction to all of them. Each chapter contains suggestions for further reading for those in need of a follow-up. Excellent diagrams and illustrations provide help in comprehension of the presented material. Since this text is largely aimed at undergraduate students, it fulfils its role extremely well.' Alexander Wlodawer, National Cancer Institute at Frederick