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Biophysical Techniques

Iain Campbell

February 2012

ISBN: 9780199642144

368 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

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Price: £47.99

Biophysical Techniques explains in a readily-accessible way the basics of the various biophysical methods available so students can understand the principles behind the different methods used, and begin to appreciate which tools can be used to probe different biological questions, and the pros and cons of each.

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Biophysical Techniques explains in a readily-accessible way the basics of the various biophysical methods available so students can understand the principles behind the different methods used, and begin to appreciate which tools can be used to probe different biological questions, and the pros and cons of each.

  • Provides a broad-ranging overview of all of the key biophysical techniques that are routinely used to study biological systems, from classical spectroscopic tools to the latest computational techniques.
  • Uses real experimental data throughout to present an explanation of the theoretical underpinning of the techniques alongside their real-world applications.
  • Assumes little in the way of prior knowledge, providing explanations of key physical and mathematical concepts through a series of Tutorials and in-text boxes.
  • Illustrated throughout with custom-drawn artwork to help the reader visualise the concepts being described.
  • Online Journal Clubs help the reader to explore the use of biophysical techniques in the context of active research.

About the Author(s)

Iain Campbell, Emeritus Research Fellow in Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Iain Campbell is a Professor of Structural Biology in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, and Emeritus Research Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. A member of the Department of Biochemistry since 1976, Iain has a long-held interest in the use of physical tools to find out how the machinery of the cell operates.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Molecular principles
    3:Transport and heat
    4:Scattering, refraction, and diffraction
    5:Electronic and vibrational spectroscopy
    6:Magnetic resonance
    7:Microscopy and single molecule studies
    8:Computational biology
    9:Tutorials

Reviews

Highly detailed, simply explained and well illustrated, Biophysical Techniques represents an accomplished work that guides the reader through the general principles and practicalities of a wide range of biophysical techniques. - Junaid Kashir, Journal of Biological Education

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