This new "Topics" series is an "offspring" of our well established series "Structure & Bonding." The foundation of TBIC reflects the importance research has gained at the interface of inorganic & biological chemistry in the past years. Biological inorganic chemistry is a field of research at the interface of inorganic & biological chemistry. The rapidly developing insights into the role of metals in biological systems has far-reaching implications not only for biological science but also for related disciplines, ranging from molecular medicine to the environment. In each volume the reader, whether engaged in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or molecular medicine, receives a comprehensive summary & critical overview of a topic of high current interest written by leading international experts.