This textbook series focuses on foundational principles and experimental approaches across all areas of biological physics, covering core subjects in a modern biophysics curriculum. Individual titles address such topics as molecular biophysics, statistical biophysics, molecular modeling, single-molecule biophysics, and chemical biophysics. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level curricula at the intersection of biological and physical sciences. The goal of the series is to facilitate interdisciplinary research by training biologists and biochemists in quantitative aspects of modern biomedical research and to teach key biological principles to students in physical sciences and engineering.
New books in the series are commissioned by invitation. Authors are also welcome to contact the publisher (Lou Chosen, Executive Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss new title ideas.
Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics, Second Edition
An Introduction to Single Molecule Biophysics
Light Harvesting in Photosynthesis
Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
April 22, 2019
Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job… this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student."―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text … will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters...
Jayajit Das, Ciriyam Jayaprakash
September 06, 2018
"Taken together, the body of information contained in this book provides readers with a bird’s-eye view of different aspects of exciting work at the convergence of disciplines that will ultimately lead to a future where we understand how immunity is regulated, and how we can harness this knowledge...
Yuri L. Lyubchenko
June 28, 2018
This book gives an accessible, detailed overview on techniques of single molecule biophysics (SMB), showing how they are applied to numerous biological problems associated with understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, and translation, as well as functioning of...
Roberta Croce, Rienk van Grondelle, Herbert van Amerongen, Ivo van Stokkum
February 01, 2018
This landmark collective work introduces the physical, chemical, and biological principles underlying photosynthesis: light absorption, excitation energy transfer, and charge separation. It begins with an introduction to properties of various pigments, and the pigment proteins in plant, algae, and...
Clive R. Bagshaw
October 05, 2017
"a gem of a textbook which manages to produce a genuinely fresh, concise yet comprehensive guide"–Mark Leake, University of York "destined to become a standard reference…. Not just a ‘how to’ handbook but also an accessible primer in the essentials of kinetic theory and practice."–Michael Geeves,...
September 14, 2017
"an impressive text that addresses a glaring gap in the teaching of physical chemistry, being specifically focused on biologically-relevant systems along with a practical focus…. the ample problems and tutorials throughout are much appreciated." –Tobin R. Sosnick, Professor and Chair of...
Thomas M. Nordlund, Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
March 04, 2011
Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with...