Language : English
Published : 2004-03-12
Pages : 469
This useful field guide for chemists, biologists and materials scientists is a broad survey of the field which combines contributions from bioorganic and bio-inorganic chemistry, molecular biology, materials science and bioanalytics to fathom the full scope of future developments.
Nanotechnology is the key technology of the 21st century. The possibility to exploit the structures and processes of biomolecules for novel functional materials, biosensors, bioelectronics and medical applications has created the rapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.
Designed as a broad survey of the field, this book combines contributions from bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, molecular biology, materials science and bioanalytics to fathom the full scope of current and future developments.
It is divided into four main sections:
- Interphase Systems
- Protein-based Nanostructures
- DNA-based Nanostructures
Each chapter describes in detail currently available methods and contains numerous references to the primary literature, making this the perfect “field guide” for chemists, biologists and materials scientists who want to explore the fascinating world of nanobiotechnology.
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Kwang Jeon received his Ph.D. in cell physiology at King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1964 and taught at SUNY Buffalo and University of Tennessee. His research was concerned with the biogenesis and function of cell components in two major areas: Integration of intracellular symbionts into host cells leading to the acquisition of new cell components and cell variation; Membrane-protein recycling during endo- and exocytosis.