Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Author(s): Tom A. Waigh
Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9780470017173
Online ISBN: 9780470513156
About this Book
This book presents the fundamentals of molecular biophysics, and highlights the connection between molecules and biological phenomena, making it an important text across a variety of science disciplines.
The topics covered in the book include:
- Phase transitions that occur in biosystems (protein crystallisation, globule-coil transition etc)
- Liquid crystallinity as an example of the delicate range of partially ordered phases found with biological molecules
- How molecules move and propel themselves at the cellular level
- The general features of self-assembly with examples from proteins
- The phase behaviour of DNA
The physical toolbox presented within this text will form a basis for students to enter into a wide range of pure and applied bioengineering fields in medical, food and pharmaceutical areas.