Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Molecular and Cell Biology
by W. Poon D. Berry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc. - December 2005
The focus of this volume is based on the poignant realization that biology is soft matter come alive. The chapters in this volume originated as lectures in the NATO Advanced Science Institute and Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics. The book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental nature and properties of soft matter, and then explores its application in biology, especially with regard to DNA investigations, and the study of protein behavior. The final section of the book considers experimental techniques, covering single molecule force spectroscopy of proteins, the use of optical tweezers, and solution scattering.