April 17, 2017

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Comendium, 2nd Edition

While biomedical investigation has greatly advanced, biomedical investigators of today have lost touch with and even inadvertently corrupted significant nomenclature at the foundation of their science. To bring clarity to this confusion, Dr. Roger Lundblad, adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is revising the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Compendium, published in 2007 by CRC Press. The below comment was written by a clever person at CRC in 2007 and is valid today. As with the previous work, the second edition will be extensively referrenced to the primary literature.

According to Dr. Lundblad, one has to be an insider to even understand the titles of journals, "as modern biochemists have a tendency to invent new terms to describe old phenomena and apply acronyms in a haphazard way, often ignoring those that have been previously applied." In the compendium, Dr. Lundblad provides a list of commonly used acronyms with definitions, as well as a glossary of terms and subjects for systems and techniques used in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, proteomics, genomics, and systems biology. This exceptionally accessible resource also offers both academic and industrial researchers a plethora of practical information not found in more database-oriented resources.

n addition to his affiliation with UNC, Dr. Lundblad is a highly active independent consultant in biotechnology. The fourth edition of Chemical Reagents for Modification of Proteins was published by CRC Press in 2014 and Proteolysis in the Interstitial Space was published in 2005 by the same publisher. Lundblad is a resident of Chapel Hill and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. He was a Research Associate at the Rockefeller University in New York City before joining the faculty at Chapel Hill. He was Director of Science and Technology Development Baxter Healthcare in Glendale, California in 1990, returning to Chapel Hill in 2002.