The Resource Physical biology : from atoms to medicine, Ahmed H. Zewail [editor]

Physical biology : from atoms to medicine, Ahmed H. Zewail [editor]

Label
Physical biology : from atoms to medicine
Title
Physical biology
Title remainder
from atoms to medicine
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed H. Zewail [editor]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an avant-garde book edited by Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail with contributions from eminent scientists including four Nobel prize winners. The perspectives of these world leaders in physics, chemistry, and biology define potential new frontiers at the interface of disciplines and including physical, systems, and synthetic biology. This book brings about the confluence of concepts and tools, and that of different disciplines, to address significant problems of our time: visualization; theory and computation for complexity; macromolecular function, protein folding and misfolding; and systems integration from cells to consciousness. The scope of tools is wide-ranging, spanning imaging, crystallography, microfluidics, single-molecule spectroscopy, and synthetic probe targeting. Concepts such as dynamic self-assembly, molecular recognition, non-canonical amino acids, and others are covered in various chapters as they are cornerstones in building the trilogy description of behavior-structure, dynamics, and function. The volume is uniquely structured to provide overviews with historical perspectives on the evolution of ideas and on the future of physical biology and biological complexity, from atoms to medicine
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH505
LC item number
.P457 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Physical biology : from atoms to medicine, Ahmed H. Zewail [editor]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The preoccupations of twenty-first-century biology / David Baltimore -- ch. 2. The world as physics, mathematics and nothing else / Alexander Varshavsky -- ch. 3. Physical biology: 4D visualization of complexity / Ahmed H. Zewail -- ch. 4. Revolutionary developments from atomic to extended structural imaging / John Meurig Thomas -- ch. 5. Physical biology at the crossroads / Carlos J. Bustamante -- ch. 6. The challenge of quasi-regular structures in biology / Roger D. Kornberg -- ch. 7. The future of biological X-ray analysis / Douglas C. Rees -- ch. 8. Reinterpreting the genetic code: implications for macromolecular design, evolution and analysis / David A. Tirrell -- ch. 9. Designing ligands to bind tightly to proteins / George M. Whitesides [and others] -- ch. 10. Biology by the numbers / Rob Phillips -- ch. 11. Eppur si muove / Michele Parrinello -- ch. 12. Protein folding and beyond: energy landscapes and the organization of living matter in time and space / Peter G. Wolynes -- ch. 13. Protein folding and misfolding: from atoms to organisms / Christopher M. Dobson -- ch. 14. A systems approach to medicine will transform healthcare / Leroy Hood -- ch. 15. The neurobiology of consciousness / Christof Koch and Florian Mormann -- ch. 16. Computer-aided drug discovery: physics-based simulations from the molecular to the cellular level / J. Andrew McCammon -- ch. 17. Precision measurements in biology / Stephen R. Quake -- ch. 18. Potassium channels and the atomic basis of selective ion conduction / Roderick MacKinnon -- The 2007 Welch award papers. ch. 19. Symmetry breaking, delocalization and dynamics in electron transfer systems / Noel S. Hush. ch. 20. The initial value representation of semiclassical theory: a practical way for adding quantum effects to classical molecular dynamics simulations of complex molecular systems / William H. Miller -- Biographies
Control code
ocn959911410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 567 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848162013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b36454503
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959911410
  • ebsco1848162014

Library Locations

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