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Architects of structural biology : Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Architects of structural biology : Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Author: John Meurig Thomas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press.
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This is a history of the personalities and single-minded devotion of four Nobel laureates who played a pivotal role in the creation of a new and prevalent branch of biology. This led to major medical  Read more...


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Named Person: William Henry Bragg; Max Ferdinand Perutz; John C Kendrew; Dorothy Hodgkin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Meurig Thomas
ISBN: 9780198854500 0198854501
OCLC Number: 1198968737
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (XXI-298) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Max Perutz, John Kendrew, Peterhouse and the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory2: The Birth and Initial Exploitation of X-ray Diffraction3: W. H. Bragg and his Creation of a World-Famous Centre for X-ray Crystallography at the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory4: A Dispute Between the Cavendish and Caltech: The Emergence and Ubiquity of the Alpha Helix5: Perutz and Kendrew: The Heroic Era of Structural Molecular Biology6: Sir Lawrence Bragg at the RI (1953-1966) and the Determination of the First Three-Dimensional Structure of an Enzyme at the DFRL (1965)7: Lawrence Bragg and Linus Pauling: Comparisons and Rivalries8: Biographical Sketches9: Contributions of Cambridge College Life to Structural Biology: Peterhouse as an Exemplar10: The Summing Up: The Astonishing Successes of the LMB, and the Dawn of a New Structural Biological Era
Responsibility: John Meurig Thomas ; foreword by Venki Ramakrisnan.
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An excellent book for all interested in the history of science. * Anders Liljas, IUCr Journal of Structural Biology * a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey of the early years of structural biology Read more...

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