Self-Assembly of Biopolymers: Faraday Discussion 166 (Faraday Discussions #166) (Hardcover)

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Self-Assembly of Biopolymers: Faraday Discussion 166 (Faraday Discussions #166) (Hardcover)


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This is book number 166 in the Faraday Discussions series.

The field of soft matter has emerged as a coherent subject within the last ten years, and is of increasing relevance to interdisciplinary research at the interface of physical chemistry, physics, materials science and biology. Soft matter by definition includes many types of biological materials, but it is only recently that several exciting new directions have been pursued in this area. This meeting follows on appropriately from FD144 Multiscale simulation of soft matter systems in 2009 and FD139 The Importance of Polymer Science for Biological Systems in 2008. In contrast to earlier meetings this Faraday Discussion will concern the physical chemistry of novel self-assembling bio-conjugate or bio-hybrid materials. It will not cover the applications of conventional polymer science to biological systems (as FD139) but will focus on the self-assembly of novel bio-hybrid materials, especially conjugates of proteins with polymers, glycosylation of proteins, polymer/virus hybrids etc. Much work in this field has been driven by recent advances in synthetic methodology which has enabled exciting work on the production of self-assembling and self-organizing systems. These systems are under intense research for applications in tissue scaffolding, drug delivery systems. An understanding of the physical chemistry of self-assembly is essential for such applications.
Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2012) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.82.
Product Details ISBN: 9781849736930
ISBN-10: 1849736936
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: January 30th, 2014
Pages: 468
Language: English
Series: Faraday Discussions