DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 1996; 271 pp; hardcover Volume: 23 ISBN10: 0821804715 ISBN13: 9780821804711 List Price: US$83 Member Price: US$66.40 Order Code: DIMACS/23
 This book contains refereed papers presented at a remarkable interdisciplinary scientific meeting attended by a mix of leading biochemists and computer scientists held at DIMACS in March 1995. It describes the development of a variety of new methods which are being developed for attacking the important problem of molecular structure. Features:  Focuses on global optimization algorithms and heuristics for molecular conformation and protein folding problems
 Presents the most efficient recent algorithms
 Covers a spectrum of algorithmic issues and applications
Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Graduate students and researchers in mathematics, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science, engineering, and operations. Reviews "Reflects ... much of the stateoftheart ... highly recommended to graduate students and researchers in mathematical programming, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science, engineering and operations research."  Journal of Global Optimization Table of Contents  P. Amara, J. Ma, and J. E. Straub  Global minimization on rugged energy landscapes
 R. E. Bruccoleri  Energy directed conformational search of protein loops and segments
 R. H. Byrd, E. Eskow, A. van der Hoek, R. B. Schnabel, C.S. Shao, and Z. Zou  Global optimization methods for protein folding problems
 B. W. Church, M. Orešič, and D. Shalloway  Tracking metastable states to freeenergy global minima
 J. Gu and B. Du  A multispace search algorithm for molecular energy minimization
 H. A. Hauptman  A minimal principle in the phase problem of Xray crystallography
 X. Hu, D. Xu, K. Hamer, K. Schulten, J. Koepke, and H. Michel  Knowledge based structure prediction of the lightharvesting complex II of Rhodospirillum molishianum
 J. Kostrowicki and H. A. Scheraga  Some approaches to the multipleminima problem in protein folding
 P. Androulakis and C. A. Floudas  A deterministic global optimization approach for the protein folding problem
 J. J. Moré and Z. Wu  \(\varepsilon\)optimal solutions to distance geometry problems via global continuation
 R. Pachter, Z. Wang, J. A. Lupo, S. B. Fairchild, and B. Sennett  The design of chromophore containing biomolecules
 A. T. Phillips, J. B. Rosen, and V. H. Walke  Molecular structure determination by convex global underestimation of local energy minima
 A. Šali, E. Shakhnovich, and M. Karplus  Thermodynamics and kinetics of protein folding
 G. Ramachandran and T. Schlick  Beyond optimization: Simulating the dynamics of supercoiled DNA by a macroscopic model
 M. Vieth, A. Kolinski, C. L. Brooks III, and J. Skolnick  A hierarchical approach to the prediction of the quaternary structure of GCN4 and its mutants
 G. L. Xue, A. J. Zall, and P. M. Pardalos  Rapid evaluation of potential energy functions in molecular and protein conformations
 M. M. Zacharias and D. G. Vlachos  Simulated annealing calculations for optimization of nanoclusters: The roles of quenching, nucleation, and isomerization in cluster morphology
