Combinatorial Chemistry in Biology

  • Michael Famulok
  • Ernst-L. Winnacker
  • Chi-Huey Wong

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 243)

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About this book


The essence of combinatorial chemistry or techniques involving "molecular diversity" is to generate enormous populations of molecules and to exploit appropriate screening techniques to isolate active components contained in these libraries. This idea has been the focus of research both in academia and in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Its developments go hand in hand with an exploding number of potential drug targets emerging from genomics and proteomics research. When the editors of Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology encouraged us to assemble the present volume on Combinatorial Chemistry in Biology, we immediately felt that this might prove quite beneficial for the audience of this series. The field of combinatorial chemistry extends over a broad range of disciplines, from synthetic organic chemistry to biochemistry, from material sciences to cell biology. Each of these fields may have its own view on this topic, something which is reflected in a growing number of monographs and "special editions" of jour­ nals devoted to this issue or aspects thereof. The title of the present volume of Springer-Verlag's series suggests that it also has its own special focus. And, generally speaking, this is not wrong: we would even claim the special focus of this volume is on the immunologically relevant aspects of combinatorial chemistry.


Proteomics biochemistry biology biotechnology cell cell biology chemistry enzyme enzymes immunology microbiology molecular biology pharmaceutical protein protein engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Famulok
    • 1
  • Ernst-L. Winnacker
    • 2
  • Chi-Huey Wong
    • 3
  1. 1.Kekule-Institut für Organische Chemie und BiochemieBonnGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Biochemie — GenzentrumLudwig Maximilians Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3.The Scripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64274-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60142-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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