Modern biological physics or biophysics is a mixture of physics on the nano scale, complex systems physics and quantitative biology. The understanding of life and life processes is a key, fundamental goal and also a method of developing new tools for disease control.
By following the proficiency profile of biophysics, the candidate obtains an understanding of a physical description of the molecular building blocks of life as well as teaches to set testable mathematical-physical models for how single parts play together and form functional feedback systems.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
This text focuses on new results in molecular motors, self-assembly, and single-molecule manipulation that have revolutionized the field in recent years, and integrates these topics with classical results. The text also provides foundational material for the emerging field of nanotechnology. Now in paperback, this updated edition has new end-of-chapter problems giving fresh options for assignments and exams.Read more
This text presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples and applications to biochemistry. It lays out the necessary calculus in a step by step fashion for students who are less mathematically inclined, leading them through fundamental concepts, such as a quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom rather than simply stating outcomes.Read more
Interactions between the fields of physics and biology reach back over a century, and some of the most significant developments in biology - from the discovery of DNA's structure to imaging of the human brain - have involved collaboration across this disciplinary boundary. For a new generation of physicists, the phenomena of life pose exciting challenges to physics itself, and biophysics has emerged as an ...Read more
In the department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, fundamental principles from physics, chemistry and biology are applied to gain molecular and structural insights into the mechanisms and mechanics of medically relevant biological processes. A broad range of structural and quantitative techniques including x-ray crystallography, microcalorimetry and fluorescence spectroscopy ...Read more
Radoslav K. Andjus was a founder of the modern field of biophysics, and this volume contains the proceedings of a meeting held in his honor in Belgrade, organized and attended by many of his former students and coworkers, including the Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner. Andjus's ground-breaking work in tolerance to anoxia and hypothermia.Read more