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Nanoscale Biophysics of the Cell

  • A stimulating introduction to the emerging field of cell nanotechnology

  • Addresses both natural processes and their purposeful manipulation

  • Lays the groundwork for vitally important medical advances


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 1-42
  3. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 43-73
  4. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 75-133
  5. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 135-181
  6. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 183-235
  7. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 237-278
  8. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 279-291
  9. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 293-354
  10. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman
    Pages 355-376
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 377-386

About this book


Macroscopic cellular structures and functions are generally investigated using biological and biochemical approaches. But these methods are no longer adequate when one needs to penetrate deep into the small-scale structures and understand their functions. The cell is found to hold various physical structures, molecular machines, and processes that require physical and mathematical approaches to understand and indeed manipulate them. Disorders in general cellular compartments, perturbations in single molecular structures, drug distribution therein, and target specific drug-binding, etc. are mostly physical phenomena. This book will show how biophysics has revolutionized our way of addressing the science and technology of nanoscale structures of cells, and also describes the potential for manipulating the events that occur in them.


Cell Imaging Cell and Membrane Biophysics Cell-based Nanotechnology Drug Delivery in Cell Dynamics of the Cell Electrophysiology of the Cell Molecular Machines of the Cell Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Processes in Cells Nanotechnology of the cell Quantum Biophysics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

About the authors

Dr. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman is a biophysicist and condensed matter scientist. He works in interdisciplinary fields using both theoretical and experimental techniques. Trying to understand cell based processes is his passion. Besides publishing in many reputed journals he co-authored a book ‘Membrane Biophysics’. He is especially known for discovering a generalized charge-based membrane protein-lipid interaction mechanism.

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