Biophysics of the Cell Surface

  • Roland Glaser
  • David Gingell

Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Roland Glaser, David Gingell
      Pages 1-2
  3. Molecular Aspects

    1. Klaus Gawrisch, Adrian V. Parsegian, Peter R. Rand
      Pages 61-73
  4. Physicochemical Aspects

    1. A. Voigt, E. Donath
      Pages 75-108
    2. W. T. Coakley, D. Gallez
      Pages 109-130
  5. Functional Aspects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-366

About these proceedings


It is common practice to publish conference papers in books or monograph series. This gives some advantage to those who did not have the opportunity to attend the meetings, but it irritates and disappoints others who may have hoped for a set of closely related reviews. With this book we have tried to find a compromise. It presents a selection from the topics which have been discussed in a series of inter­ national symposia entitled "Biophysics of Cell Surface", held in 1976, 1978, 1981, 1985 and 1988 in the GDR, and subsequently published in the journal STUDIA BIOPHYSICA (volumes 56, 74, 90, 110, 1271. Nearly all the contributors to this book participated in one or more of the meetings. We hope that our choice of topics selected for this book manages to reflect the variety and interest of the broad range of subjects which fall within the scope of membrane biophysics, without taking on the randomness of a scientific car-boot sale. We would like to express our thanks to all colleagues and organ~ isations who helped to realize the conferences and particularly this book. financial support for the symposia of 1985 and 1988 was provided by the IUPAB. A number of topics, reflected in this book, resulted in internat­ ional cooperations, supported by various organisations. We are especially grateful for the support of UNESCO research project on biophysicS in this respect. The European Bureau (ROSTE) of UNESCO supported the editorial work of this book.


Grenzflächenstabilität Membranadhäsion Membranfusion biophysics cell cells cellular processes membrane

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Glaser
    • 1
  • David Gingell
    • 2
  1. 1.Sektion Biologie Wissenschaftsbereich BiophysikHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinDDR
  2. 2.Department of Biology as Applied to MedicineMiddlesex Hospital Medical SchoolLondonGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74473-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74471-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-2353
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2561
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