Structure, Dynamics and Function of Biomolecules

The First EBSA Workshop A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

  • Anders Ehrenberg
  • Rudolf Rigler
  • Astrid Gräslund
  • Lennart Nilsson

Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introductory Keynotes

  3. Structure and Dynamics of Heme Proteins

    1. Eric R. Henry, James Hofrichter, William A. Eaton
      Pages 20-24
    2. Denis L. Rousseau, Massimo Sassaroli, Siddharth Dasgupta
      Pages 25-29
    3. F. Parak, H. Hartmann, G. U. Nienhaus, J. Heidemeier
      Pages 30-33
  4. Physical Aspects of Biomolecular Dynamics and Kinetics

    1. Chung F. Wong, J. Andrew McCammon
      Pages 51-55
    2. William Bialek, Robert F. Goldstein, Steven Kivelson
      Pages 65-69
    3. Peter Ahlström, Olle Teleman, Bo Jönsson, Sture Forsén
      Pages 75-81
    4. Peter Ahlström, Bo Jönsson, Clifford Woodward, Olle Teleman
      Pages 82-85
    5. Pierre Douzou, Gaston Hui Bon Hoa
      Pages 86-92

About these proceedings


This is a collection of papers presented and discussed at the first EBSA workshop held at Saltsj6baden outside stockholm in Sweden, July 6-10, 1986. The common theme of these papers is dynamics of biomolecules, and how the dynamics depends on the molecular structure and organi­ zation, and connects to and determines the biological function. This is a rapidly expanding field of research which combines many different aspects of molecular bio­ physics. Much material is new and presented for the first time. Even if the work so far has been of the kind that is usually called basic research, practical applications are clearly indicated in some articles, and are waiting around the corner in several other cases. At the workshop only one third of the time was used for the formal presentations and two thirds for discussion. To this should also be added discussions during the poster sessions. During these lively and unrecorded discussions fresh viewpoints emerged and new ideas were created. Ad­ mittedly, our knowledge at present is only fragmentary but when pieces of the puzzle are brought together at a workshop or in a publication of this kind more extended and sometimes unexpected contours and shapes become vi­ sible. It is our hope that this rapid publication of camera-ready manuscripts will transfer some of the spi­ rit at the workshop to the reader, and in his or her institute or laboratory initiate further discussions, bring forward more ideas and start new experimental ap­ roaches.


ATPase Nucleotide X-ray base biomolecule biophysics electron microscopy enzymes ferritin kinetics magnetic resonance spectroscopy microscopy molecule spectroscopy thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Anders Ehrenberg
    • 1
  • Rudolf Rigler
    • 2
  • Astrid Gräslund
    • 1
  • Lennart Nilsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics Arrhenius LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Medical BiophysicsKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71707-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71705-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-2353
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2561
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