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Book "Simulations in Nanobiotechnology"

I am happy to announce the publication of a book "Simulations in Nanobiotechnology", which was contributed from researchers (including iMechanicians) who have expertise in the area of nanobiotechnology. The book is aimed at presenting the current state-of-arts in computational simulations of biological objects such as proteins as well as nanomaterials such as graphene, and also bio-nano-hybrid system such as nanopore-biomolecule interactions. This book provides the insight into the simulation-based characterization in nanobiotechnology.




Editor: Kilho Eom

Publisher: CRC Press (Oct. 17, 2011) 

ISBN: 9781439835043 


Presenting the simulation-based nanoscale characterizations in biological science, Part 1

  • Describes recent efforts in MD simulation-based characterization and CG modeling of DNA and protein transport dynamics in the nanopore and nanochannel
  • Presents recent advances made in continuum mechanics-based modeling of membrane proteins
  • Summarizes theoretical frameworks along with atomistic simulations in single-molecule mechanics
  • Provides the computational simulation-based mechanical characterization of protein materials

Discussing advances in modeling techniques and their applications, Part 2:

  • Describes advances in nature-inspired material design; atomistic simulation-based characterization of nanoparticles’ optical properties; and nanoparticle-based applications in therapeutics
  • Overviews of the recent advances made in experiment and simulation-based characterizations of nanoscale adhesive properties
  • Suggests theoretical frameworks with experimental efforts in the development of nanoresonators for future nanoscale device designs
  • Delineates advances in theoretical and computational methods for understanding the mechanical behavior of a graphene monolayer


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Simulations in Nanobiotechnology (Kilho Eom)

Chapter 2. Modeling the Interface between Biological and Synthetic Components in Hybrid Nanosystems (Rogan CarrJeffrey Comer, and Aleksei Aksimentiev)

Chapter 3. Coarse-Grained Modeling of Large Protein Complexes for Understanding Their Conformational Dynamics (Kilho Eom, Gwonchan Yoon, Jae In Kim, and Sungsoo Na)

Chapter 4. Continuum Modeling and Simulation of Membrane Proteins (Xi Chen)

Chapter 5. Exploring the Energy Landscape of Biopolymers Using Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy and Molecular Simulations (Changbong Hyeon)

Chapter 6. Coarse-Grained Modeling of Deoxyribonucleic Acid-Nanopore Interactions (Yaling Liu, Abhijit Ramachandra, and Qingjiang Guo)

Chapter 7. Mechanical Characterization of Protein Materials (Kilho Eom)

Chapter 8. Nature's Flexible and Tough Armor: Geometric and Size Effects on Diatom-Inspired Nanoscale Glass (Andre P. GarciaDipanjan Sen, and Markus J. Buehler)

Chapter 9. Resonant Theranostics: A New Nanotechnological Method for Cancer Treatment Using X-ray Spectroscopy of Nanoparticles (Sultana N. NaharAnil K. Pradhan, and Maximiliano Montenegro)

Chapter 10. Nanomechanical In Vitro Molecular Recognitions: Mechanical Resonance-Based Detections (Kilho Eom, and Taeyun Kwon)

Chapter 11. Surface-Enhanced Microcantilever Sensors with Novel Structures (H.L. Duan)

Chapter 12. Nanoscale Adhesion Interactions in 1D and 2D Nanostructure-Based Material Systems (Changhong Ke, and Meng Zheng)

Chapter 13. Advances in Nanoresonators: Towards Ultimate Mass, Force, and Molecule Sensing (Changhong Ke, and Qing Wei)

Chapter 14. Mechanical Behavior of Monolayer Graphene by Continuum and Atomistic Modeling (Qiang Lu, and Rui Huang


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