Selected Topics in the History of Biochemistry. Personal Recollections. V
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Selected Topics in the History of Biochemistry. Personal Recollections. V

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ISBN-13:
9780444826589
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Buch
Seiten:
1
Autor:
G. Semenza
Gewicht:
857 g
Format:
234x156x27 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
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Contains contributions from the invited selected authors who had participated in or observed the explosive development of biochemistry and molecular biology, in order to record their personal recollections of the times and circumstances in which they did their work.
art 1 Wandering in the fields of science, S. Lifson. Part 2 Keilin and the Molteno, M.F. Perutz: Keilin's favourite; Warburton and the Siberian tick; frail health; lack of tenure. Part 3 An Australian biochemist in four countries, E.C. Slater: early life in Australia 1917-1939; family background; schooling; university education; first research; Australian Institute of Anatomy 1939-1946; World War II work interlude 1942-1943; return to Canberra; Cambridge 1946-1949; Molteno Institute; australian National University; USA 1949-1950; return to Cambridge 1950-1955; enzyme kinetics; stability of isolated mitochondria; oxidative phosphorylation; offer of Amsterdam chair; Amsterdam 1955-1985; starting in Amsterdam; first five years in Amsterdam 1955-1975; second five years 1961-1965; the second decade 1965-1975; reorganization of Netherlands universities as a result of student pressure; the last decade in Amsterdam 1975-1985; extra-university activities; biochemical et biophysica acta; nomenclature; EMBO and EMBL; the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science; the Netherlands Organization of Pure scientific research; International Union of Biochemistry (IUB); China; retirement; concluding remarks; references. Part 4 A lifetime journey with photosynthesis, A.A. Krasnovsky: childhood and primary education; professional education in chemistry; war and the beginning of the biochemical career; photochemistry of chlorophyll; reversible chlorophyll photoreduction; reversible chlorophyll photooxidation; chase for free radicals; chlorophyll-photosensitized electron transfer; the state of the photosynthetic pigments in living cells; reaction centres; inorganic models of reaction centres; involvement in problems of the origin of life; teaching at the Moscow University. Part 5 Efraim Racker - 28 June 1913 to 9 September 1991, G. Schatz. Part 6 A life with the metals of life, B.G. Malmstrom: introduction - the shaping of a bioinorganic chemist; early influences on my intellectual development; a gymnasium with a university curriculum; a book with a mission; from gymnasium to college studies in the United states; the graduate school years; the beginnings of research; intellectual influences on a graduate student; enzyme research in Uppsala; metal-ion activation of enolase; Uppsala friends; instructor in Minnesota; teaching and research; a short army career; 'docent' in Uppsala; the embryo of an enzyme group; an expanding research program; an interlude in Utah; the beginnings of oxidase research; the end of Uppsala period. (Part contents).
Contains contributions from the invited selected authors who had participated in or observed the explosive development of biochemistry and molecular biology, in order to record their personal recollections of the times and circumstances in which they did their work.