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Biotechnology in Space

  • Unique overview on current biotechnological research in Space

  • Reader learns about drawbacks and achievements of experiments on the ISS

  • Exclusive report on Tissue Engineering in Space

  • Provides an outlook on the potential of biotechnological research in Space in future

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences (BRIEFSSLS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Microgravity

    • Günter Ruyters, Christian Betzel, Daniela Grimm
    Pages 1-10
  3. Protein Crystallization on the International Space Station ISS

    • Christian Betzel, Arayik Martirosyan, Günter Ruyters
    Pages 27-39
  4. Drug Design

    • Christian Betzel, Arayik Martirosyan
    Pages 41-58
  5. Cell Biology in Space

    • Daniela Grimm
    Pages 59-72
  6. Tissue Engineering in Microgravity

    • Markus Wehland, Daniela Grimm
    Pages 73-85
  7. Cancer Research in Space

    • Marcus Krüger, Johann Bauer, Daniela Grimm
    Pages 87-106
  8. Outlook: Future Potential of Biotechnology Research in Space

    • Günter Ruyters, Markus Braun, Christian Betzel, Daniela Grimm
    Pages 107-109

About this book

This book summarizes the early successes, drawbacks and accomplishments in cell biology and cell biotechnology achieved by the latest projects performed on the International Space Station ISS. It also depicts outcomes of experiments in tissue engineering,  cancer research and drug design and reveals the chances that research in Space offers for medical application on Earth.

This SpringerBriefs volume provides an overview on the latest international activities in Space and gives an outlook on the potential of biotechnological research in Space in future.

This volume is written for  students and researchers in Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Pharmacology and may specifically be of interest to scientists with focus on protein sciences, crystallization, tissue engineering, drug design and cancer research.

Keywords

  • Biotechnology in space
  • Cell biology in space
  • Protein crystallization
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Drug design
  • Cancer research
  • Microgravity
  • Space life sciences

Authors and Affiliations

  • Former German Aerospace Center, Rheinbreitbach, Germany

    Günter Ruyters

  • Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Christian Betzel

  • Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark

    Daniela Grimm

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Guenter Ruyters  (Prof. Emeritus) was Head of German Space Life Sciences Program,

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Management Bonn, Germany and is at present still working occasionally for the DLR.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-64054-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)