Life at the Nanoscale

Life at the Nanoscale

Atomic Force Microscopy of Live Cells

by Yves DufrĂȘne

"Atomic force microscopy (AFM) began as a topographical surface imaging technique, but its ability to measure the tiny forces experienced and exerted by cells and the molecules therein has made it an indispensible method for biological research. These forces are central to cell function, and no optical microscopy technique yet surpasses AFM methods for investigating these physical processes at the level of molecules and cells. Now, in this book devoted to the use of AFM in biology, leading scientists using these methods in their own research discuss the great variety of biological applications that have been developed and the many unique discoveries they have allowed. Accessible but informative descriptions and stunning images offer biologists an excellent introduction to this powerful but underexploited methodology. Any biologist considering the use of AFM in their own research is certain to find inspiration in this unique resource."

Dr. Daniel Evanko, Chief Editor, Nature Methods
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814267960
  • Subject: Cell, Tissue and Genetic Engineering
  • Published: August 2011
  • Pages: 460