KEY BENEFIT: Many biochemistry lab instructors are now opting to either design their own experiments or select them from major educational journals. Biochemistry Laboratory: Modern Theory and Techniques addresses this issue by providing a flexible alternative without experimental protocols. Instead of requiring instructors to use specific experiments, the book focuses on detailed descriptions of modern techniques in experimental biochemistry and discusses the theory behind such techniques in detail. Part I: Theory and Experimental Techniques, Introduction to the Biochemistry Laboratory, The Computer as a Tool in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, General Laboratory Procedures, Centrifugation Techniques in Biochemistry, Purification and Identification of Biomolecules by Chromatography, Characterization of Proteins and Nucleic Acids by Electrophoresis, Spectroscopic Analysis of Biomolecules, Biomolecular Interactions: Ligand Binding and Enzyme Reactions, Molecular Biology I: Structures and Analysis of Nucleic Acids, Molecular Biology II: Recombinant DNA. Molecular Cloning, and Enzymology, Protein Production, Purification, and Characterization, Part II: Teaching the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Lab, A Brief History, A Variety of Teaching Methods, Essential BMB Concepts and Skills for Student Learning, Experiments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology KEY MARKET: For all readers interested in laboratory experiments.