Author: Simmi Kharb

Mind Maps in Biochemistry

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Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-981-14-7788-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7790-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898114779041210101


Mind Maps in Biochemistry presents a series of concept and knowledge maps about biochemical compounds, systems and techniques. The book illustrates the relationships between commonly used terms in the subject to convey the meaning of ideas and concepts that facilitate a basic understanding about the subject for readers.

Chapters of the book cover both basic topics (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleotides, enzymes, metabolic pathways, nutrition and physiology) as well as applied topics (clinical diagnosis, diseases, genetic engineering and molecular biology).

Key Features

  1. - Topic-based presentation over 16 chapters
  2. - Coverage of basic and applied knowledge
  3. - Detailed tables, flow diagrams and illustrations with functional information about metabolic pathways and related concepts
  4. - Essay and multiple-choice questions with solutions
  5. - Exercises for students to construct their own mind maps, designed to improve analytical skills

Mind Maps in Biochemistry is an ideal textbook for quick and easy learning for high school and college level students studying biochemistry as well as teachers instructing courses at these levels.


Undersigned is excited to record personal impressions on book, “Mindmaps in Biochemistry” authored by Dr. Simmi Kharb working at Department of Biochemistry, Pt. B. D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, Haryana, India as a Professor and Nodal Officer at the Multidisciplinary Research Unit of the Institute.

The first textbook on Biochemistry was written by Alexander Thomas Cameron in 1928. Since then, ginormous development has taken place in the field of Biochemistry into different scientific canals. On one hand the whole genome has been unfurled and on other hand, there has been great demand of traditional knowledge. When the world is passing through turmoil of knowledge bank, there has been great development in understanding the ‘Chemistry of Biological Systems’. Professor Simmi Kharb has generated literature by virtue of her book in the arena of Biochemistry with an aim (ambition in mind) that the present day students studying Biochemistry need comprehensive information at one place in understandable language that can act as unstoppable orientation in young minds that would lead to formation of strong grass root for becoming passionate Biochemists.

It was being felt by the teachers and students of Biochemistry that a composite collection of Biochemical Principles which can find place in the minds of learners just like map, was missing in the literate world. Dr. Simmi Kharb accepted the challenge of producing a book on Biochemistry that has simple, consolidated, easy to read and retain, all in one, mixture of basic and advanced knowledge module.

The issues covered in this book are: Biochemical concepts, Organization of chemical and biological approach, Principles in balance of biological systems, Acquiring meaningful understanding of Biochemistry, Real-time world relevance and Problem-solving mechanisms. The book runs through cell to body.

I am confident that this book shall make its place in libraries, minds of teachers and vocal cord of students all over the world.

Gajendra Singh, Ph.D
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pt. BD Sharma University of Health Sciences
Rohtak 124001
Haryana India


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