The over 10,000 entries in this comprehensive Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology provide clear and concise definitions for anyone working in life sciences today. It incorporates related terms from neuroscience, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pathology, and physiology. This fourth revised edition reflects the enormous changes brought about by the explosion of new technologies, especially high throughput approaches and functional genomics. As a result, this edition is over 30% larger than the previous edition, with 3400 new entries. As with the prior edition, additions are reflective of online search queries performed by users of the dictionary. The entries in this authoritative work have been widely praised for their clarity, brevity, and accuracy throughout. The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology features numerous tables and other useful features.
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John Lackie has worked both in academia, as Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology at Glasgow University, and in the pharmaceutical industry, as Director of Yamanouchis UK Institute in Oxford. Subsequently he became Principal at Westlakes Research Institute and now runs a scientific consultancy from his home in Cumbria. John O. Dow is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. He is a specialist in structural mechanics with extensive industrial experience in automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, and civil engineering applications. Professor Dow is an active consultant in the industry of structural mechanics. His graduate students are employed as structural software engineers, bridge designers, offshore structures designers, and aerospace designers and analysts.