Nicola Salvi's thesis offers a remarkably cogent view of highly sophisticated NMR methods. Salvi developed these methods in order to characterize the amplitudes and frequency ranges of local motions in biomolecules such as proteins. These local motions play an essential role since they can explain many of the remarkable properties of proteins and enable them to carry out all sorts of vital functions, from enzymatic catalysis to intermolecular recognition and signalling in cells. Salvi's work has led to numerous publications in high-impact journals.
About the Author
Dr. Salvi completed his PhD thesis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and he is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. He is interested in the development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methods for the study of protein function and for drug discovery.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Theoretical principles.- Analytical models for relaxation dispersion experiments.- Experimental methods.- Experimental results.- Conclusions.