In 1828, Friedrich WAphler converted ammonium cyanate into urea in a process known as the WAphler synthesis. Since then, biochemistry has advanced radically with newer discoveries. 1897, a German chemist named Eduard Buchner discovered fermentation enzymes. DNA was isolated and its structure was later discovered in 1953. Better techniques like chromatography, X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy, and radioisotope labeling allowed the discovery of many organic compounds and the detailed metabolic pathways of the cell. Learn biochemistry and its techniques and perform experiments. Each project includes a detailed background section, a complete list of materials, and detailed step by step instructions accompanied with clear diagrams. No matter the age or background, learn the subject and be able to build the project without any frustration. Materials are cheap and are readily available. Experiments and projects include enzymes and DNA extraction, plant cloning, and build your own electrophoresis unit, column chromatography, and a spectrophotometer, and many more projects in your own lab. Measure pharmacokinetics of common drugs. Make a pH indicator. Experiment with acid rain. Evaluate the Greenhouse effect. Clone plants in your lab. Extract and experiment with enzymes. Extract chlorophyll and DNA out of plants. Forget expensive silica gel; build your own chromatography column with household items. Build you own electrophoresis unit. Build your own spectrophotometer using few and cheap electronic components in your own lab.In 1828, Friedrich WAphler converted ammonium cyanate into urea in a process known as the WAphler synthesis.
|Title||:||Build Your Own Biochemistry Lab|
|Author||:||Jonathan T. Parker|