Architects of Structural Biology

Architects of Structural Biology Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

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Synopsis

Architects of Structural Biology is an amalgam of memoirs, biography, and intellectual history of the personalities and single-minded devotion of four scientists who are among the greatest in modern times. These three chemists and one physicist, all Nobel laureates, played a pivotal role in the creation of a new and pervasive branch of biology. This led in turn to major developments in medicine and to the treatment of diseases as a result of advances made in arguably one of the greatest centres of scientific research ever: the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which they helped to establish. Their work and that of their predecessors at the Royal Institution in London reflects the broader cultural, scientific and educational strength of the UK from the early 19th century onwards. The book also illustrates the nurturing of academic life in the collegiate system, exemplified by the activities of, and cross-fertilization within, a small Cambridge college.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780198854500
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 509.2241
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 670g
Height: 241mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 21mm