Quantum Biochemistry (Google eBook)

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Chérif F. Matta
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2010 - Science - 976 pages
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Divided into five major parts, the two volumes of this readyreference cover the tailoring of theoretical methods forbiochemical computations, as well as the many kinds ofbiomolecules, reaction and transition state elucidation,conformational flexibility determination, and drug design.Throughout, the chapters gradually build up from introductory levelto comprehensive reviews of the latest research, and include allimportant compound classes, such as DNA, RNA, enzymes, vitamins,and heterocyclic compounds.
The result is in-depth and vital knowledge for both readers alreadyworking in the field as well as those entering it. Includescontributions by Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)and Prof. Jerome Karle (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1985).

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List of Contributors
Part One Novel Theoretical Computational and Experimental Methods and Techniques
Part Two Nucleic Acids Amino Acids Peptides and Their Interactions
Part Three Reactivity Enzyme Catalysis Biochemical Reaction Paths and Mechanisms
Part Four From Quantum Biochemistry to Quantum Pharmacology Therapeutics and Drug Design
Part Five Biochemical Signature of Quantum Indeterminism

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About the author (2010)

Chérif F. Matta is Associate Professor at the Department ofChemistry and Physics, Mount Saint Vincent University and anHonorary Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemistry,Dalhousie University, both in Halifax, Canada. He obtained his BScfrom Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1987 and gained his PhD intheoretical chemistry from McMaster University, Canada, in 2002. Hewas then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto,Canada, before being awarded an I. W. Killam Fellowship atDalhousie University. In addition to his current academicappointments, which started in 2006, he has held adjunct/visitingProfessorships at McMaster University and at the UniversitéHenri Poincaré (UHP), Nancy Université - 1. In 2009, hereceived the HDR (Habilitation) degree from the UHP.
Professor Matta has published more than 50 research papers and bookchapters, and edited the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules: FromSolid State to DNA and Drug Design (Wiley-VCH, 2007) with RussellJ. Boyd. He is the recipient of the Molecular Graphics andMolecular Simulation Society Silver Jubilee Prize for 2009 and wonthe John C. Polanyi Prize in Chemistry in 2004. His research is intheoretical and computational chemistry with a focus on theanalysis of molecular electron densities and its applications.

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