Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology

Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology

Online ISBN: 9780470048672

DOI: 10.1002/9780470048672

About this Book

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Chemical biology is a cross-disciplinary science at the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine emphasizing rigorous application of the principles, tools, and language of chemistry to important topics in biology. Chemical biology seeks to elucidate chemical mechanisms of living systems and is a fundamental science of drug discovery, playing a key role in the development of novel agents for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology serves as a first port of call for academic researchers and advanced students looking for timely and authoritative review-type information in this field. The world-class authors, carefully selected by a distinguished advisory board, contributed articles suitable for readers of different backgrounds and levels of experience: overview articles for those entering the field, advanced articles providing authoritative reviews of selected topics, and case studies, which demonstrate the use of chemical biology to address specific questions in biology. The articles in the Encyclopedia are designed to

  • illuminate the crucial role of chemistry and chemical techniques in the life sciences
  • support the information needs of researchers in the field of chemical biology
  • present relevant and readily accessible information to upper-level students and to scientists in adjacent disciplines
  • provide linking to the primary literature and to other online resources to further enhance the value of the encyclopedia as a gateway to the broader scientific literature

The reader is encouraged to explore the authoritative and up-to-date content in this unparalleled resource, and learn about topics, concepts, and methods in the burgeoning field of chemical biology.