Basic Biology of New Developments in Biotechnology

  • Alexander Hollaender
  • Allen I. Laskin
  • Palmer Rogers
  • Stanley Dagley
  • Richard Hanson
  • Lawrence McKay
  • Joachim Messing
  • Claire M. Wilson

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Allen I. Laskin
      Pages 1-7
  3. Proteins, Peptides, and Genes for Medicine

  4. Lymphoid Cells and Monoclonal Antibodies in Biomedical Technology

    1. M. Mudgett-Hunter, G. P. Budzik, P. K. Donahoe, B. A. Khaw, M. N. Margolies, E. C. Ridgeway et al.
      Pages 101-128
    2. Joanne Martinis, Gary S. David, Richard M. Bartholomew, Robert Wang
      Pages 129-154
  5. Biotechnology for Agriculture

    1. U. Courage-Tebbe, H-P. Döring, M. Geiser, P. Starlinger, E. Tillmann, E. Weck et al.
      Pages 159-171
    2. Joachim Schröder, Henri De Greve, Jean-Pierre Hernalsteens, Jan Leemans, Marc Van Montagu, Léon Otten et al.
      Pages 173-193
  6. Drugs and Antibiotics

    1. Charles J. Sih, Ching-Shih Chen, Gary Girdaukas, Bing-Nan Zhou
      Pages 215-230
    2. Robert H. Abeles
      Pages 287-305
  7. Fuels and Chemicals

About this book

Introduction

Allen I. Laskin Biosciences Research Exxon Research and Engineering Company Linden, New Jersey I was contacted in the Fall of 1981 by Professors Martin Dworkin and Palmer Rogers, of the University of Minnesota and asked to participate in the orgnization of the 1983 conference in the series, "Interface Between Biology and Medicine". They and the other members of the advisory committee had the vision to realize that this was a time to depart somewhat from the traditional theme, since one of the major areas of interest in the biological and related sciences these days is that of biotechnology in a broader sense than its impact on medicine alone. In designing the format of the Conference, we considered another factor. There has been a plethora of conferences, symposia, and meetings on biotechnology over the past few years, and the faces and topics have become rather familiar. There has been a strong emphasis on the development of the technology and the "biotechnology industry"; less attention has been paid to the science behind it. One might get the impression from some of these meetings and from the popular press that biotechnology has just recently sprung up, apparently full blown; the very fundamental scientific discoveries and the great body of 1 ALLEN I. LASKIN 2 continuing research that forms that basis for the technology is often obscured.

Keywords

Fermentation applied microbiology bacteria biosynthesis biotechnology bone chemistry enzymes gene therapy genetic engineering growth medicine metabolism microbiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Hollaender
    • 1
  • Allen I. Laskin
    • 2
  • Palmer Rogers
    • 3
  • Stanley Dagley
  • Richard Hanson
  • Lawrence McKay
  • Joachim Messing
  • Claire M. Wilson
  1. 1.Associated Universities, Inc.USA
  2. 2.Exxon Research and Engineering Co.LindenUSA
  3. 3.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4460-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4462-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4460-5
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