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Some Useful References for the Course

Protein Science


Cell Biology

These two textbooks are available on line (at NCBI Books). The fifth edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell is out (pub. 2008) but not yet online.

During the course the text will be annotated with references. We will make strenuous efforts to refer to material, usually reviews, that are freely available online. You will receive more guidance on this in section 4. However, we will also refer to some of the classic papers: you are not expected to study these texts. In addition, we will refer from time to time to very recent papers, often in Science or Nature. (Out of these, only Nature is freely available online, but hard copies are often in public libraries, and in your local University library. If students need letters of introduction to their local University libraries we can provide them.) You will not need to study these citations to pass the exam or accomplish the assessments. They may be useful later on in the course when you do your project.