Benjamin/Cummings, an imprint of Addison, Wesley, Longman Publishing, has announced the publication of the third edition of the textbook, "Modern Experimental Biochemistry" by Dr. Rodney F. Boyer, who is the Drs. Edward and Elizabeth Hofma Professor Emeritus of
Chemistry at Hope College.
The purpose of the text is to provide
undergraduate science students with a modern laboratory
experience in biochemistry and molecular biology.
The new book offers a unique two-part
organization. Part I provides students with an in-depth
theoretical discussion for laboratory techniques and
experiments introduced in the book. Part II offers
procedures for 15 tested experiments that focus on
biomolecules and biochemical processes.
Some of the special features of the book include
state-of-the-art theory and procedures, important safety and
environmental precautions for each experiment, study
questions at the end of each chapter and experiment, and
abundant references and internet websites for further study.
The previous editions of the text became the most
widely used books for the biochemistry teaching and research
Boyer, who retired at the end of the 1999-2000
academic year, joined the Hope College chemistry faculty in
1974. During his 26 years at the college, he directed the
research of more than 70 undergraduate students, published
more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed
journals and wrote three biochemistry textbooks. His
research interests include the metabolism of iron and
reactive forms of ribonucleic acid (RNA).
He is now living with his wife, Christel, in
Bozeman, Mont. His professional activities in retirement
include serving on the Task Force on Educational Resources
for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular