Cryobilology is the study of life at low temperatures. The knowledge generated by numerous researches is scattered among the journal publications and conference proceedings. The aim of this book is to gather it to get, at least in grosso modo, a general view of the whole field. The book is primary intended to serve as a guide (or, perhaps, as a warning?) to the newcomers. Still, it is hoped that it will be also useful for those who actively work in this very wide field.
The problems encountered in cryobiology could be crudely assigned to the different levels (Table 7.1). Certainly these levels are interacting and thus only multiscale simulation with the two-way information flow could adequately capture all the processes. At present some of the problems seem to be the most critical.