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Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Author Name: Dr Hannah Sulochana | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This book offers a comprehensive content by providing a foundation of the concepts with all the topics logically organized. The chapters dealt are from buffers in biological system, types of biomolecules and their metabolism. The chapter on protein is specially dealt in many sections even including the special amino acids which is very rare in usual text books.  The book deals with principles of methods involved in sequencing of biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids which is  the basis for molecular biology. The chapter on enzyme kinetics with emphasis on Michaelis –Menten equation provides for better understanding the energetics of metabolic pathways in a sequential manner substantiated with the molecular structure.  The chapter on Photosynthesis presents a significant component of concepts on photosystems, C3 and C4 pathways. The book contains much sought after content for competitive exams. With its simple language and clear illustrations, the book is a treasure chest for the new learners/beginners of Biochemistry and to those for whom English is a foreign language.

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Dr Hannah Sulochana

The author, Dr Hannah Sulochana, has many years of research experience in Biochemistry in Madurai Kamaraj University, India and in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. At Madurai Kamaraj University, India, she was the student of the late revered professor Dr J Jeyaraman under whose guidance she obtained her doctorate on ‘The comparative Biochemistry of Mitochondria of Aquatic Animals’. At John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, she did her postdoctoral research under the famous biochemist, Dr A L Lehninger. After obtaining her doctoral degree, the author has taught Biochemistry for the postgraduate and undergraduate students at Madras Christian College, Chennai, The American College, Madurai and the Lady Doak College, Madurai. Prior to this, she has  served as a Lecturer, for  a short while at Isabella Thoburn College for Women, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and also as Head of the Department of Zoology at St Mary's College,  Tuticorin, Tamilnadu.

After her post doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, she returned back to serve her alma mater, Lady Doak College, Madurai for the rest of her academic life. She was known for her proficiency in handling courses on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology and Classical Zoology and was instrumental in kindling interest among many students and faculty to pursue research in Biology. Both as a Teacher and  Researcher, she was sincere, enthusiastic and dedicated towards her work.