H. Schiessel: Biophysics for Beginners a Journey
through the cell nucleus (Pan Stanford Publishing, 2014)
The book provides a general introduction to the field. At the same time it focuses on
the specific biological problem of DNA compaction inside the cell nucleus. Starting
from the basepair level and gradually zooming out to the whole nucleus, the journey
starts at well-established ideas and ends at modern, advanced developments. This
provides a natural framework for an introductory textbook. Introductory chapters
on molecular biology and statistical physics physics alternate with theme specific chapters.
This design helps readers to focus on chapters important to their backgrounds and
lecturers to adjust the book's level to that of their students.