Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules: New Directions

8th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules, 29 August–2 September 1999, Enschede, The Netherlands

  • J. Greve
  • G. J. Puppels
  • C. Otto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Proteins and Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Igor K. Lednev, Anton S. Karnoup, Mark C. Sparrow, Sanford A. Asher
      Pages 11-12
    3. Andrey Yu. Chikishev, Cees Otto, Nikolai N. Brandt, Vladislav V. Molodozhenya, Inna K. Sakodynskaya, Jan Greve et al.
      Pages 13-14
    4. Vladimir M. Mazhul, Dmitry G. Shcharbin, Ian V. Ivin, Ekaterina M. Zaitseva, Serguei V. Driamov
      Pages 21-22
    5. Christian Zscherp, Hüseyin Aygün, Christine Ernd, Joachim W. Engels, Werner Mäntele
      Pages 25-26
    6. N. Nizomov, M. Yangibayev, G. Hodjaev, F. Haydarova
      Pages 29-30
    7. C. Mangavel, A. C. Sanchez, Y. Popineau, J. Gueguen
      Pages 31-32
    8. Kathrin Füchsle, David A. Moss
      Pages 33-34
    9. XinQi Liu, Mitsutoshi Nakajima, Yoh Sano
      Pages 35-36
    10. I. I. Stepuro, N. A. Chaikovskaya
      Pages 39-40
    11. Matthias Boese, Karim Fahmy
      Pages 41-42

About this book


Investigation of the structure and function of biological molecules through spectroscopic methods is a field rich in revealing, clever techniques and demanding experiments. It is most gratifying to see that the basic concepts are applied to more and more complex systems, making feasible the study of the behaviour of whole systems in relation to molecular disturbances. The analytical potential of spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging enables species identification of bacteria and tissue recognition. Clear opportunities for in vivo applications become apparent in the medical field. The methods developed in biophysics start to generate spin-off in the direction of biotechnology, where in previous years we have seen this happen for biochemical techniques. New directions are manifest. Tools are being developed to investigate the behaviour of single molecules in interaction with their environment. Individual interactions can now be investigated and individual molecules in complexes can be visualized. Processes that were previously unobservable as a result of ensemble averaging can now be investigated on a single molecule level. Completely new information with regard to molecular behaviour is obtained in this way. The insights amaze us and the prospect that this development will continue is exciting. The 8th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules is proud to have contributed to the dissemination of these new directions. This proceedings book is an appropriate reflection of the progress obtained so far in the spectroscopy of biological molecules.


Vakuuminjektionsverfahren development proteins spectroscopy tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Greve
    • 1
  • G. J. Puppels
    • 2
  • C. Otto
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4479-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5919-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4479-7
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