Introduction to Experimental Biophysics - A Laboratory Guide (Paperback)Jay L. Nadeau (author)
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Introduction to Experimental Biophysics - A Laboratory Guide presents wet lab methods for courses in biophysics or molecular biology. A companion to the author's highly praised An Introduction to Experimental Biophysics: Biological Methods for Physical Scientists, this manual offers a flexible course plan that permits completion of the labs in either a full term or intensive summer course.
Tested in a pedagogical setting, the experiments follow a logical progression beginning with a DNA construct. The book starts with the basics of molecular cloning: amplifying and purifying plasmid, plasmid mapping, and using restriction enzymes. Later experiments deal with more advanced, emerging techniques, such as the synthesis and characterization of quantum dots and gold nanoparticles, protein crystallization, and spectroscopic techniques.
This accessible guide will help both students and instructors in molecular biology, biophysics, and biomedical engineering. Students will understand how to use a variety of techniques in biological experiments while instructors will get practical guidance on preparing the experiments.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 197
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 13 mm
"This book provides clear step-by-step protocols to understand basic molecular biology. I really like the explanations for why experiments fail!"
-David Irwin, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
"This companion laboratory manual injects a jolt of excitement to the existing textbook. The textbook and laboratory guide set will soon become a favorite of instructors and students alike."
-Jay Tang, Brown University
"Dr. Nadeau's textbook is a hugely useful resource for anybody performing biophysical experiments. It is also of practical importance to theoretical and computational biophysicists who want to be informed about the methods available to test their predictions."
-Jack A. Tuszynski, PhD, Allard Research Chair, Department of Oncology, and Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
"A valuable guide for students interested in this interdisciplinary area of research as well as a useful reference for experts in the field."
-Francisco M. Raymo, Professor of Chemistry, University of Miami