Electron Microscopy at Molecular Dimensions

State of the Art and Strategies for the Future

  • Wolfgang Baumeister
  • Wolrad Vogell
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. State of the Art

    1. J. P. Rosenbusch, M. Alkan, M. Regenass, A. C. Steven
      Pages 1-10
    2. O. Kübler, A. Engel, H. P. Zingsheim, B. Emde, M. Hahn, W. Heiße et al.
      Pages 11-21
    3. R. M. Glaeser, W. Chiu, D. Grano, K. Taylor
      Pages 22-26
    4. B. A. Wallace, R. Henderson
      Pages 57-60
    5. J. F. Deatherage, R. Henderson, R. A. Capaldi
      Pages 91-100
    6. K. Leonard, P. Wingfield, T. Arad, H. Weiss
      Pages 101-107
    7. E. M. Mandelkow, E. Mandelkow
      Pages 117-128
    8. M. Kessel, J. Frank, W. Goldfarb
      Pages 154-160
    9. H. P. Zingsheim, D.-Ch. Neugebauer, F. J. Barrantes, J. Frank
      Pages 161-169
  3. Image Recording

  4. Low Temperature Microscopy

    1. G. M. Parkinson, W. Jones, J. M. Thomas
      Pages 208-225
    2. I. Dietrich, J. Dubochet, F. Fox, E. Knapek, R. Weyl
      Pages 234-244
  5. Image Processing

  6. Artificial Assembly of 2-D Arrays

    1. Z. Kam, A. Shaikevitch, H. B. Shore, G. Feher
      Pages 302-308
    2. W. Keegstra, E. F. J. van Bruggen
      Pages 318-327
    3. P. Fromherz
      Pages 338-349
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-353

About these proceedings


If, ten years ago, one had been asked to comment on the prospects of peering into the fmest details of biomolecular organization, most electron microscopists would, I suppose at least, have been quite en­ thusiastic. When, during the early seventies, several groups were success­ ful in visualizing single heavy atoms, which undoubtedly was a techni­ cal triumph, this prompted the most sanguine expectations among bi­ ologists. In the following years, however, it began to transpire that radiation damage might impose limitations preventing us from taking full advantage of these exciting instrumental feasibilities. Fortunately, the radiation damage nightmare did no paralyze further activities, and it was in particular the work on the purple membrane which, brilliant­ ly exploiting the redundancy stratagem, revealed exhilarating new perspectives. Now, almost five years later, it seemed timely and appro­ priate to organize an international symposium to discuss and weight recent activities and current trends in "molecular microscopy". In planning this symposium, we selected topics according to our view of what is important or will deserve more attention in the near future. Taking into consideration suggestions made by the invited participants, some supplementary aspects were included; as a conse­ quence, the program developed somewhat beyond the scope as adum­ brated by the original title of this meeting (Regular 2-D Arrays of Biomacromolecules: Structure Determination and Assembly). As the meeting was organized, we had three morning sessions aimed at reflecting the "State ofthe Art".


Elektronenmikroskopie Molekularbiologie electron microscopy membrane microscopy molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Baumeister
    • 1
  • Wolrad Vogell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biophysik und ElektronenmikroskopieMedizinische Einrichtung der Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorf 1Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67690-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67688-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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