Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes volumes cover a broad range of topics, including main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers as well as spherical liposomes. The invited authors present the latest results of their own research groups in this exciting multidisciplinary field.

Key Features

* Incorporates contributions from newcomers and established and experienced researchers
* Explores the planar lipid bilayer systems and spherical liposomes from both theoretical and experimental perspectives
* Serves as an indispensable source of information for new scientists


Chemical Engineers, physical chemists, biologists and biochemists, biochemical engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Faceting of Soft Crystals
    Pawel Pieranski
  2. How to make a stable exocytotic fusion pore, incompetent of neurotransmitter and hormone release from the vesicle lumen?
    Robert Zorec
  3. Applications of lipid membranes containing ion channels or pumps
    David Lacoste
  4. Raft formation in cell membranes: speculations about mechanisms and models
    Ramon Reigada
  5. Monte Carlo Simulations of Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes Using Coarse-Grained Models
    Hans-Jörg Mögel
  6. Statistical thermodynamics of adhesion points in supported membranes
    Oded Farago
  7. Fluorescence spectroscopy study of hyaluronan-phospholipide interactions
    Miloslav Pekar
  8. What Gibbs and Langmuir can teach us about small triblock copolymers?
    Lea Metlas-Komunjer
  9. Dynamics of Lipid Vesicles - From Thermal Fluctuations to Rheology
    Victoria Vitkova
  10. β-carotene-lipid interactions in liposomes with different lipid composition
    A.V. Popova


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About the editor

Ales Iglic

Aleš Iglič received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and M.Sc. degree in biophysics from the Department of Physics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Ljubljana. He is a Full Professor and the Head of Laboratory of Biophysics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana. His main research interests are in electrostatics, mechanics and statistical physics of lipid nanostructures and biological membranes. He is devoted to higher education, basic research in biophysics and close contacts to clinical practice. Prof. Iglič was visiting scientist and professor at Åbo Academy University in Turku (Finland), Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) and Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic). He established collaborations with researchers from different universities across the Europe, USA and India and was supervisor of many M.Sc., Ph.D. and postdoctoral students from Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Iran, Bulgaria, Germany, India and Israel. Since 2009 is the editor of Elsevier book series »Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes« (APLBL).

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia