Introduction to Molecular Biophysics

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CRC Press, Feb 26, 2003 - Science - 584 pages
Molecular biophysics is a rapidly growing field of research that plays an important role in elucidating the mysteries of life's molecules and their assemblies, as well as the relationship between their structure and function. Introduction to Molecular Biophysics fills an existing gap in the literature on this subject by providing the reader with th
 

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Contents

1 Origins and Evolution of Life
1
2 Structures of Biomolecules
23
3 Dynamics of Biomolecules
95
4 Structure of a Biological Cell
159
5 Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and Biochemical
229
6 Molecular Biological Machines
277
7 Nerve Cells
319
8 Tissue and Organ Biophysics
341
9 Biological SelfRegulation and SelfOrganization
395
Toward New Physics and New Biology
425
Appendix A Random Walks and Diffusion
433
Appendix B Models of Phase Transitions and Criticality
455
Appendix C Foundations of Nonlinear Physics
481
Appendix D Master Equations
517
Index
521
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Professor (from 07/1993 until present). Department of Physics, University of Alberta

Research Manager of the Neurons Group, (May 1, 2000- June 1, 2001) Starlab NV, Brussels, Belgium

Visiting Professor, Department of Physics, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France (December 2000, June-September 2001)

Senior Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Biomolecular Dynamics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (November-December 2000 and February-March 2001)

Adjunct Professor (from March 1, 2000). Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Physics, University of Alberta.

Visiting Professor (07/1995 - 09/1995). Institut fA1/4r Theoretische Physik, J. Liebig-UniversitAt GieAen, Germany.

Visiting Professor (07/1993 - 08/1994). Institut fA1/4r Theoretische Physik, H.Heine-UniversitAt DA1/4sseldorf, Germany.

McCalla Professor (07/1992 - 07/1993). Department of Physics, University of Alberta.

Guest Professor (summer 1992), Visting Scientist (summer 1994, spring 1996). Institute of Mathematical Modelling, Danish Technical University, Lyngby.

Associate Professor (07/1990 - 07/1993). Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Tenure granted effective July 1, 1991.

Assistant Professor (01/1988 - 06/1990). Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Field: theoretical condensed matter physics.

Honorary Assistant Professor (01/1988 - 01/1991). Department of Physics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Assistant Professor (09/1983 - 01/1988). Department of Physics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. Field: theoretical condensed matter physics. Tenure granted as ofSeptember 1, 1987.

Post-doctoral Fellow (04/1983 - 09/1983). Chemistry Department, The University of Calgary. Supervisor: Professor R. Paul. Field: Molecular biophysics.

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