Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2007 - Science - 421 pages
0 Reviews
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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Mesoscopic Forces
25
Phase Transitions
49
Liquid Crystallinity
77
Motility
107
Aggregating SelfAssembly
129
Surface Phenomena
151
Biomacromolecules
171
Charged Ions and Polymers
205
Continuum Mechanics
253
Biorheology
267
Experimental Techniques
293
Motors
339
Structural Biomaterials
355
Phase Behaviour of DNA
377
Appendix
389
Index
407

Membranes
237

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Tom A.Waigh, Biological Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK

Bibliographic information