Preface. Contributors to this volume. 1. Fifty years in the world of proteins (C. Tanford). 2. Proteins, life and evolution (H. Jo). 3. Pehr Victor Edman: The solitary genius (B. Blombäck). 4. A privileged life (T.C. Laurent). 5. RNA enzymology and beyond (U.Z. Littauer). 6. Some selected recollections from a life with
biochemistry (H. Klenow). 7. A risky job: In search of noncanonical pathways (V.P. Skulachev). 8. Fifty years of biochemistry as enjoyed by a medical biochemist motivated by an interest in diabetes (P.J. Randle). 9. My happy days with lac repressor - in a dark world (B. Müller-Hill). 10. A dark side of science in difficult times (B. Müller-Hill). 11. The sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase and
the processes of energy transduction in biological systems (L. de Meis). Name Index.