Textbook Review: Molecular Biology of Assemblies and Machines
‘Alasdair Steven, Wolfgang Baumeister, Louise Johnson and Richard Perham have attempted successfully to bring together the complexity of molecular machines and assemblies in one volume and to emphasize many of the common features that these systems have’.
Are you finishing your undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry? Have you just started a Master’s Degree in Structural Biology or Cell Signalling? Are you in the mid of a PhD focusing on complex molecular machines? Or striving to bring about to students the most cutting-edge and complex principles of Biochemistry?
A textbook recently published by Steven Alasdair, Wolfgang Baumeister, Louise Johnson and Richard Perham stands out from the crowd of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology textbooks: the authors have successfully materialized their ambition of putting together an overwhelming amount of information on complex macromolecular machines of a cell. Their efforts are being nicely summarized in Tom L. Blundell’s book review that has just appeared in FEBS Letters.
As Prof Tom Blundell points out in his review of the book: ‘I have found that this stimulates new thinking about the spatial and temporal aspects of life processes. (…) This volume is the best text available to introduce this area of critical interest, not only to molecular and cell biologists but also to those involved in biotechnology, the discovery and design of biologicals, chemical tools and new medicines!’.
Check the full book review now:
Tom L. Blundell. Book Review on “Molecular Biology of Assemblies and Machines” by Alasdair Steven, Wolfgang Baumeister, Louise Johnson and Richard Perham. Published by Garland Science, Taylor and Francis Group. FEBS Letters, 9 November 2017. DOI:
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