1. Structure and biology of the cellular environment: The extracellular matrix.- 2. Synthesis and patterning methods for nanostructures useful for biological applications.- 3. Characterization of nanoscale biological systems: Multimodal Atomic Force microscopy for Nanoimaging, nanomechanics and biomolecular interactions .- 4. Molecular motors and machines.- 5. Micro and Nano Engineered Extracellular Matrices.- 6. Designer self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffold.- 7. Quantum Dot Imaging of Neural Cells and Tissue.- 8. Quantum Dot Nanotechnologies for Neuroimaging .- 9. Carbon nanotubes as electrical interfaces to neurons.- 10. Carbon nanotubes as modulators of neuronal growth
This text book will bring together a mix of both internationally known and established senior scientists along side up and coming (but already accomplished) junior scientists that have varying expertise in fundamental and applied nanotechnology to biology and medicine.
The contributions in this book have been written by some of the pioneers in the development and application of nanotechnology to biology and medicineIt is a reflection and testament to the amount of progress that has occurred in an incredibly short period of time comparative to the long history of scienceMeant to give a realistic picture of open problems and challenges that need to be resolved