Biophysics for Beginners (Second Edition)

Biophysics for Beginners (Second Edition)

A Journey through the Cell Nucleus

by Helmut Schiessel

“The book by Helmut Schiessel is a welcome timely addition to the growing but still badly insufficient literature on modern biological physics. This field of science is traditionally difficult for students and teachers alike: students lack either knowledge of physics or background in biology, or both. The attractive feature of the book is that it is self-contained: it starts with a concise description of the main ideas and facts of molecular biology and then continues to introduce the main concepts of statistical physics and polymer physics. Both physics and biology introductions are solid enough for the student to start using these ideas. Do not miss this book!”

Prof. Alexander Grosberg, New York University, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877800
  • Subject: Nanobiotechnology
  • Published: November 2021
  • Pages: 528

Biophysics is a new way of looking at living matter. It uses quantitative experimental, theoretical, and computational methods, thereby opening a new window for studying and understanding life processes. This textbook provides a brief introduction to the basics of the field, followed by in-depth discussions of more advanced biophysics subjects, going all the way to state-of-the-art experiments and their theoretical interpretations. The second edition presents some of the newest developments in the field (e.g., biomolecular condensates, loop extrusion), a new chapter on computational methods, and many computer exercises specially designed for this textbook.