Thermodynamics is the study of energy transformations. When this is studied in the context of cells, it becomes really fascinating since the cell itself is a very poor reaction vessel. The biochemical reactions and processes that the cell has evolved are fabulous!
Source: M. O'Mahony
Source: M. O'Mahony, open source images
Science is producing a number of annotated references to make some of their key research papers to students
One that is particularly relevant for this tutorial is
which examines a scanning EM exploration of biochemical reactions.
Source: Science, AAAS