Molecular Biophysics for the Life Sciences
This volume provides an overview of the development and scope of molecular biophysics and in-depth discussions of the major experimental methods that enable biological macromolecules to be studied at atomic resolution. It also reviews the physical chemical concepts that are needed to interpret the experimental results and to understand how the structure, dynamics, and physical properties of biological macromolecules enable them to perform their biological functions. Reviews of research on three disparate biomolecular machines—DNA helicases, ATP synthases, and myosin--illustrate how the combination of theory and experiment leads to new insights and new questions.
Provides an overview of major research themes and research strategies in contemporary molecular biophysicsIntroduces new investigators to major areas of biophysicsExplains the goals of biophysical research, while offering the tools available for investigation, the relevance of biological research to other fields, and future opportunities in the field