Posted by iskanbasal on October 14, 2008
This is a great book of science “Physical Biology ” by Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail:
“This is an avant-garde book edited by Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail with contributions from eminent scientists including four Nobel prize winners. The perspectives of these world leaders in physics, chemistry, and biology define potential new frontiers at the interface of disciplines and including physical, systems, and synthetic biology”.
I read the first two chapters of the book. Chapter 1 by David baltimore can be accessed free. The chapters are not reviews but overviews. In the first article by David Baltimore there is a wonderful description of the field of biomedical sciences today. How life science research changed in the millenium, how its methods are new and more available to scientists everywhere. The author ascertain the fact: ” Thus, there is a higher premium on innovative thinking, on the creative asking of questions”. I, now understand better also the glossary: Structural biology, systems biology, Synthetic biology and their different fields of research. All interesting to have a large open view of what science is facing and struggling to achieve gradually.