© 1992

Molecular Aspects of Biotechnology: Computational Models and Theories

  • Juan Bertrán

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 368)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. James R. Blinn, Kuo-Chen Chou, W. Jeffrey Howe, Gerald M. Maggiora, Boryeu Mao, Joseph B. Moon
    Pages 17-38
  3. Andras Perczel, Wladia Viviani, Imre G. Csizmadia
    Pages 39-82
  4. W. F. Van Gunsteren, R. M. Brunne, A. E. Mark, S. P. Van Helden
    Pages 105-122
  5. Massimo Olivucci, Ioannis N. Ragazos, Michael A. Robb, F. Bernardi
    Pages 237-250
  6. Miquel Sola, Agusti Lledos, Miquel Duran, Juan Bertran
    Pages 263-298
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


Although biotechnology emerged from the genetic engineering revolution of the '70s, the knowledge of the structure of genes revealed its molecular aspects. Molecular biotechnology is a multidisciplinary domain of research in which experiments, simulations, and theories interact. At present, the huge increase in computer power allows us to carry out numerical simulations of biochemical systems. However, a fundamental question appears concerning the sophistication of the model utilized to capture the main features of biomolecules and biochemical processes. In the present book a group of leading specialists in molecular biotechnology provides an answer to this question.
This book is thus an excellent tool for those researchers wishing to know the state-of-the-art in this domain. The book spans the range from molecular conformations through protein folding, and from chemical reactivity through enzymatic action. Furthermore, it formulates recommendations for future research in molecular biotechnology.


Polypeptide biotechnology enzymes genetic engineering protein protein engineering protein folding reaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Bertrán
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular Aspects of Biotechnology: Computational Models and Theories
  • Editors Juan Bertrán
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1728-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5121-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2538-3
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 332
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Applications in Chemistry
    Biochemistry, general
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