Nanostructure Design

Methods and Protocols

  • Ehud Gazit
  • Ruth Nussinov

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 474)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Experimental Approach

    1. Charlotte Vendrely, Christian Ackerschott, Lin Römer, Thomas Scheibel
      Pages 3-14
    2. Maxim G. Ryadnov, David Papapostolou, Derek N. Woolfson
      Pages 35-51
    3. Joseph M. Slocik, Rajesh R. Naik
      Pages 53-60
  3. Computational Approach

    1. Bruce A. Shapiro, Eckart Bindewald, Wojciech Kasprzak, Yaroslava Yingling
      Pages 93-115
    2. Idit Buch, Chung-Jung Tsai, Haim J. Wolfson, Ruth Nussinov
      Pages 117-131
    3. Giovanni Bellesia, Sotiria Lampoudi, Joan-Emma Shea
      Pages 133-151
    4. Maarten G. Wolf, Jeroen van Gestel, Simon W. de Leeuw
      Pages 153-179
    5. Aleksei Aksimentiev, Robert Brunner, Jordi Cohen, Jeffrey Comer, Eduardo Cruz-Chu, David Hardy et al.
      Pages 181-234
    6. Ugur Emekli, K. Gunasekaran, Ruth Nussinov, Turkan Haliloglu
      Pages 235-253
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 255-267

About this book


As one of the fastest growing fields of research in the 21st century, nanotechnology is sure to have an enormous impact on many aspects of our lives.  Nanostructure Design: Methods and Protocols serves as a major reference for theoretical and experimental considerations in the design of biological and bio-inspired building blocks, the physical characterization of the formed structures, and the development of their technical applications.  The chapters contributed by leading experts are divided into two sections, the first of which covers experimental aspects of nanostructure design and the second delves into computational methods.  As a volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, this collection pulls together cutting-edge protocols, written in a step-by-step, readily reproducible format certain to guide researchers to the desired results.

Comprehensive and essential, Nanostructure Design: Methods and Protocols uses biological principles and vehicles on design to aid scientists in the great challenges still ahead.


Biological and bio-inspired building blocks Biomaterial Bionanostructures DNA Electron and probe microscopy Gold Hybrid bio-organic molecular systems In silico Nanotechnology Nanotube Spectroscopy biotechnology molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehud Gazit
    • 1
  • Ruth Nussinov
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology ProgramSAIC-Frederick National Cancer InstituteFrederick
  3. 3.Department of Human Genetics Medical SchoolTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-35-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-480-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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