Microsystem Technology

A Powerful Tool for Biomolecular Studies

  • J. M. Köhler
  • T. Mejevaia
  • H. P. Saluz

Part of the BioMethods book series (BIOMETHODS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. J. Michael Koehler, Hans Peter Saluz
    Pages 1-15
  3. Holger Eickhoff, Igor Ivanov, Markus Kietzmann, Elmar Maier, Markus Kalkum, David Bancroft et al.
    Pages 17-30
  4. Günther Mayer, Klaus Wohlfart, Andreas Schober, J. Michael Köhler
    Pages 75-128
  5. Andrew J. de Mello, Andreas Manz
    Pages 129-177
  6. Alexander N. Tretyakov, Rimma A. Pantina, Oleg K. Kaboev, Hans Peter Saluz
    Pages 179-187
  7. Carola Burgtorf, Hans Lehrach
    Pages 189-223
  8. Andrew Wallace, Kenneth S. Koblan, Riccardo Cortese, Jackson B. Gibbs, Antonello Pessi
    Pages 225-240
  9. R. J. Lipshutz, D. Morris, M. Chee, E. Hubbell, M. J. Kozal, N. Shah et al.
    Pages 241-254
  10. Eugen Ermantraut, Sefan Wölfl, Hans Peter Saluz
    Pages 255-264
  11. Jan Rickert, Thomas Wessa, Wolfgang Göpel
    Pages 279-310
  12. Jörg Enderlein, W. Patrick Ambrose, Peter M. Goodwin, Richard A. Keller
    Pages 311-329
  13. Maryanne J. O’Donnell, Hubert Köster
    Pages 399-415
  14. Thomas Schnelle, Torsten Müller, Günter Fuhr
    Pages 417-452
  15. Karl Otto Greulich
    Pages 453-474
  16. Michael Famulok, Andres Jäschke, Stefan Wölfl
    Pages 507-527
  17. Christian V. Forst
    Pages 529-553
  18. Udo Luhmann
    Pages 555-574
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 575-581

About this book


Biomolecular studies are the trial of Man to understand how Nature manages information at the molecular level. The understanding of molecular informa­ tion handling in nature is essential for the molecular optimization in chem­ istry, molecular biology, molecular pharmacology and therefore - as an ex­ ample - for the development of specifically acting drugs. The famous recent method of technical information management is digital electronics. Over the past few years, evidence has arisen that computerized and molecular information managements have many similar and overlapping aspects. For example, both technology and nature use digitized information and both use small structures for the efficient handling of information. Furthermore, they optimize their processes in order to gain a maximum of information with a minimum of invested energy. During the last two decades, novel experimental techniques in biomolec­ ular sciences have paved the way for artificial biomolecular optimization. In the same time interval, the progress of micro system technology has been extended from the field of digital electronics and sensing to micro liquid hand­ ling, and the field of chip-supported substance handling began. It appears that the "marriage" of physical micro technology and molecular processing will be consummated soon. The contact of both fields has been realized in for ex­ ample DNA chips. Such connections will also become relevant in additional fields in the near future. Biomolecular investigations are the first to profit from these fast growing scientific and technical connections between micro systems and molecular sciences.


Expression Nucleotide Polymerasekettenreaktion biology energy experiment gene expression genes information microscopy molecular biology peptides pharmacology protein system

Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Köhler
    • 1
  • T. Mejevaia
    • 2
  • H. P. Saluz
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikalHochtechnologie JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.JenaGermany
  3. 3.Hans-Knöll-Institut für Naturstofforschung e.V.JenaGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9784-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8817-2
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