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

Personal Recollections. VIII

Edited by

  • G. Semenza, Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH-Zentrum, Zürich, Switzerland
  • A.J. Turner, School of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, UK

This book is the latest volume in a highly successful series within Comprehensive Biochemistry and provides a historical and autobiographical perspective of the development of the field through the contributions of leading individuals who reflect on their careers and their impact on biochemistry. The book is essential reading for everybody, from graduate student to professor, placing in context major advances not only in biochemical terms but in relation to historical and social developments. Readers will be delighted by the lively style and the insight into the lives and careers of leading scientists of their time
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Book information

  • Published: October 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51722-7


Table of Contents

Preface.Contributors to this Volume.1. My world through science (M. Sela).2. Hemoglobin Kinetics - a retrospect (Q. Gibson).3. From reindeers to synchrotons. Personal recollections (C.I. Bränden).4. The way to Oleg Ptitsyn and beyond (H. Eisenberg).5. Peptides and the enzymes that release or inactivate them: a short history of my life and work entwined (E.G. Erdös).6. Establishment of the concepts that cancer is a disease of DNA: Serendipitous discoveries in my research career concerning the science of carcinogenesis (T. Sugimura).7. The tribulations of a stateless European child in his discovery of America and his thorny path to protein thermodynamics (S.N. Timasheff). 8. Yeast transport-ATPases and the genome-sequencing project (A. Goffeau).