Modern Biophysical Chemistry: Detection and Analysis of Biomolecules

Modern Biophysical Chemistry: Detection and Analysis of Biomolecules

by Peter Jomo Walla
     
 

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This updated and up-to-date version of the first edition continues with the really interesting stuff to spice up a standard biophysics and biophysical chemistry course. All relevant methods used in current cutting edge research including such recent developments as super-resolution microscopy and next-generation DNA sequencing techniques, as well as industrial…  See more details below

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This updated and up-to-date version of the first edition continues with the really interesting stuff to spice up a standard biophysics and biophysical chemistry course. All relevant methods used in current cutting edge research including such recent developments as super-resolution microscopy and next-generation DNA sequencing techniques, as well as industrial applications, are explained. The text has been developed from a graduate course taught by the author for several years, and by presenting a mix of basic theory and real-life examples, he closes the gap between theory and experiment.
The first part, on basic biophysical chemistry, surveys fundamental and spectroscopic techniques as well as biomolecular properties that represent the modern standard and are also the basis for the more sophisticated technologies discussed later in the book. The second part covers the latest bioanalytical techniques such as the mentioned super-resolution and next generation sequencing methods, confocal fluorescence microscopy, light sheet microscopy, two-photon microscopy and ultrafast spectroscopy, single molecule optical, electrical and force measurements, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, optical tweezers, quantum dots and DNA origami techniques. Both the text and illustrations have been prepared in a clear and accessible style, with extended and updated exercises (and their solutions) accompanying each chapter.
Readers with a basic understanding of biochemistry and/or biophysics will quickly gain an overview of cutting edge technology for the biophysical analysis of proteins, nucleic acids and other biomolecules and their interactions. Equally, any student contemplating a career in the chemical, pharmaceutical or bio-industry will greatly benefit from the technological knowledge presented. Questions of differing complexity testing the reader's understanding can be found at the end of each chapter with clearly described solutions available on the Wiley-VCH textbook homepage under: www.wiley-vch.de/textbooks

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'The book is strong on the basics, with appropriate treatments of fundamental molecular spectroscopy leading on to more recent application in single-molecule manipulation and analysis.? (Chemistry World, August 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527683550
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/10/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Peter J. Walla is a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany), and Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Braunschweig. Having obtained his academic degrees from the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen, Professor Walla did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley, and headed a department in a Biotech company (now part of Bayer HealthCare) co-founded by Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen, before taking up his current position. He has very broad research expertise in biophysical chemistry and is author of high-ranking publications covering techniques such as super-resolution microscopy, single molecule spectroscopy and two-photon ultrafast spectroscopy and their application in fields like neuroscience or photosynthetic light harvesting and energy conversion.

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