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Readership: Undergraduate students following any bioscience or bioscience-related degree programme of which cell biology is a part.
Qiuyu Wang, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chris Smith, Formerly of Manchester Metropolitan University, and Emma Davis, School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Dr Qiuyu Wang is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her major research interests are cancer biology and stem cell biology. She teaches many aspects of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and has written several textbooks on the Biological Sciences for Chinese readers and is co-editor of Biomedical Science Practice (OUP, 2010).
Dr Chris Smith was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught biochemistry and cell & molecular biology at all levels. He has written and edited several undergraduate texts, including contributions to Biomedical Science Practice (OUP, 2010) and Clinical Biochemistry (OUP, 2010).
Emma Davis studied Biochemistry at UMIST and is a Quality Assurance Technician for the UK DNA Banking Network at the University of Manchester. She is currently involved in research to standardize biobank processes and develop techniques to ensure the quality of biological samples for research purposes. These interests have resulted in published research papers and oral presentations.
"Beautifully presented with clear, concise bullet points and very useful diagrams and figures Overall, this is a fantastic addition to the bookshelf of any student studying cell biology." - C Murgatroyd, British Journal of Biomedical Science
1: Introduction to cell biology
2: Methods of studying cells
3: Biological membranes
4: Structure and activities of prokaryotic cells
5: Molecular biology of the prokaryotes
6: The nucleus
7: The cytosol and cytoskeleton
8: The endoplasmic reticulum
9: Golgi apparatus, the endosomal-lysosomal system and vacuoles
10: Chloroplasts and photosynthesis
11: Mitochondria, hydrogenosomes, and mitosomes
The cellular environment
13: Eukaryotic cell walls
14: Extracellular matrix and connective tissues
Cell integration and life cycle
15: Cell signalling
16: Eukaryotic cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
17: Cell death
Cells in health and disease