Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces, Volume 9
- Provides important, current knowledge for environmental scientists and related fields
- Highlights key directions for future research
- Follows on from a previous title in the series, Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems
- Written by internationally renowned editors and authors
Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces will be a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in understanding the fundamentals of chemical kinetics and transport processes in bioenvironmental systems. The content is required reading for chemists, physicists and biologists in environmentally oriented disciplines.
1. Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at the Biointerface: Setting the Stage (W. Köster and H. P. van Leeuwen).
2. Molecular Modelling of Biological Membranes: Structure and Permeation Properties (F. A. M. Leermakers and J. M. Kleijn).
3. Biointerfaces and Mass Transfer (H. P. van Leeuwen and J. Galceran).
4. Dynamics of Biouptake Processes: the Role of Transport, Adsorption and Internalisation (J. Galceran and H. P. van Leeuwen).
5. Chemical Speciation of Organics and of Metals at Biological Interphases (B. I. Escher and L. Sigg).
6. Transport of Solutes Across Biological Membranes: Prokaryotes (W. Ko¨ster).
7. Transport of Solutes Across Biological Membranes in Eukaryotes: an Environmental Perspective (R. D. Handy and F. B. Eddy).
8. Transport of Colloids and Particles Across Biological Membranes (M. G. Taylor and K. Simkiss).
9. Mobilisation of Organic Compounds and Iron by Microorganisms (H. Harms and L. Y. Wick).
10. Critical Evaluation of the Physi cochemical Parameters and Processes for Modelling the Biological Uptake of Trace Metals in Environmental (Aquatic) Systems (K. J. Wilkinson and J. Buffle).
Wolfgang Köster studied biology at the Universities of Bielefeld and Tu¨bingen, Germany. Placing emphasis on biochemistry, plant physiology, genetics and microbiology he was influenced by the work of Professor V. Braun, Professor E. Sander and Professor H. Zähner. In 1986, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen. With a grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG), in 1988 he became a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor R. J. Kadner at the School of Medicine, University of Virginia, USA. He was then promoted to a position equivalent to Assistant Professor and the ‘Habilitation’ in Microbiology at the University of Tübingen. Between 1998 and 1999 he held the position of ‘Visiting Scientist’ (Cantarini Fellowship of the Institut Pasteur and Fellowship of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS), France) in the laboratory of Professor M. Hofnung, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. In 1999, he joined as a Senior Scientist (leading the group Drinking Water Microbiology) the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG). He gained teaching experience from the Universities of Tübingen and Hohenheim and ETH Zürich by conducting lectures, seminars and practical courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and environmental science. His major areas of work and interest comprise: (1) survival strategies and molecular detection methods for bacteria in drinking water and environmental habitats, (2) membrane-associated transport phenomena in microbes, with focus on metal transport in bacteria, and (3) bioavailability and ecotoxicity of metals and hydrophobic organic compounds in green algae.