Textbooks
Update: 18.05.2017


Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 8th Edition (2018); Editors: Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie

Hardback, ISBN 9781107162273
Paperback, ISBN 9781316614761
eBook

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, 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.

Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 7th Edition (2010); Editors: Keith Wilson, John Walker

Hardback, ISBN 9780521516358
Paperback, ISBN 9780521731676
eBook

Chapter 12: Spectroscopic techniques I by Andreas Hofmann
Chapter 13: Spectroscopic techniques II by Andreas Hofmann

This best-selling undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to key experimental techniques from across the biosciences.


Methods of Molecular Analysis in the Life Sciences (2014)

Andreas Hofmann, Anne Simon, Tanja Grkovic, Malcolm Jones

Hardback, ISBN 9781107044708
Paperback, ISBN 9781107622760
eBook

Delivering fundamental insights into the most popular methods of molecular analysis, this text is an invaluable resource for students and researchers. It encompasses an extensive range of spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques used for molecular analysis in the life sciences, especially in the elucidation of the structure and function of biological molecules.

Covering the range of up-to-date methodologies from everyday mass spectrometry and centrifugation to the more probing X-ray crystallography and surface-sensitive techniques, the book is intended for undergraduates starting out in the laboratory and more advanced postgraduates pursuing complex research goals. The comprehensive text provides strong emphasis on the background principles of each method, including equations where they are of integral importance to the individual techniques. With sections on all the major procedures for analysing biological molecules, this book will serve as a useful guide across a range of fields, from new drug discovery to forensics and environmental studies.


Introduction to Physical Chemistry, 2nd Edition (2016)

Andreas Hofmann

2nd Edition: Paperback, ISBN 9780994201027
1st Edition: Paperback, ISBN 9780994201010

This text provides an introduction to Physical Chemistry, covering the fundamentals of thermodynamics, kinetics, mixtures and phases, electrochemistry, transport and catalysis. The compilation of this text was guided strongly by teaching and examination experience of this subject. While mathematical analysis is an integral part of Physical Chemistry, many students taking this subject are not mathematicians. Particular care has therefore been applied to the presentation of the algebraic parts of physico-chemical concepts that allows re-working of the relevant discussion with pen and paper during study time.
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Excerpt from an anonymous peer review of the 1st Edition:
"In general, this is a nice read! I really like the fact that all of the jargon and constants are well summarized at the very beginning, giving students an obvious place to look up these terms. The chapters are well organized, and are also well developed. The core topics thermodynamics and kinetics are well covered; the inclusion of electrochemistry is a definite bonus. In general, the pace is great. There is adequate space to discuss certain concepts, and I like the fact that specific examples are given in every instance. This makes the topic matter become more concrete, and reduces the abstract nature of many of the concepts. I also cannot fault the author on style - I really appreciate the matter-of-fact, simple language that he uses to drive home certain truths. Finally, the author takes great care in the mathematical derivations, and assumes little prior knowledge of calculus - a definite weakness for many students nowadays."


Methods in Structural Chemistry - A Lab Manual, 2016 Edition

Andreas Hofmann

2016 Edition: Paperback, ISBN 9780994201034
2015 Edition: Paperback, ISBN 9780994201003
2014 Edition: Paperback, ISBN 9780646918754

This Lab Manual provides the experimental procedures as well as the fundamental background for methods used in a structural biochemistry laboratory. It is a collection of methods and procedures routinely used in our laboratory and subject to annual additions. This Manual is an integral part of our laboratory and as such constitutes a write-up of standard operating procedures for reference and training purposes, as well as Health & Safety and Good Laboratory Practice.
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