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Title: Jörg Langowski: his scientific legacy and the future it promises

Abstract

Background: With the passing of Jörg Langowski 6 May 2017 in a sailplane accident, the scientific community was deprived of a strident and effective voice for DNA and chromatin molecular and computational biophysics, for open access publishing and for the creation of effective scientific research networks. Methods: In this work, after reviewing some of Jörg’s key research contributions and ideas, we offer through the personal remembrance of his closest collaborators, a deep analysis of the major results of his research and the future directions they have engendered. Conclusions: The legacy of Jörg Langowski has been to propel a way of viewing biological function that considers living systems as dynamic and in three dimensions. This physical view of biology that he pioneered is now, finally, becoming established also because of his great effort.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [2]
  1. Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)
  2. Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg (Germany)
  3. Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  4. Univ. of New England, Portland, ME (United States)
  5. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1523723
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC05-00OR22725]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
BMC Biophysics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1]; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-1682
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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Chirico, Giuseppe, Gansen, Alexander, Leuba, Sanford H., Olins, Ada L., Smith, Jeremy C., and Toth, Katalin. Jörg Langowski: his scientific legacy and the future it promises. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1186/s13628-018-0045-1.
Chirico, Giuseppe, Gansen, Alexander, Leuba, Sanford H., Olins, Ada L., Smith, Jeremy C., & Toth, Katalin. Jörg Langowski: his scientific legacy and the future it promises. United States. doi:10.1186/s13628-018-0045-1.
Chirico, Giuseppe, Gansen, Alexander, Leuba, Sanford H., Olins, Ada L., Smith, Jeremy C., and Toth, Katalin. Mon . "Jörg Langowski: his scientific legacy and the future it promises". United States. doi:10.1186/s13628-018-0045-1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1523723.
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title = {Jörg Langowski: his scientific legacy and the future it promises},
author = {Chirico, Giuseppe and Gansen, Alexander and Leuba, Sanford H. and Olins, Ada L. and Smith, Jeremy C. and Toth, Katalin},
abstractNote = {Background: With the passing of Jörg Langowski 6 May 2017 in a sailplane accident, the scientific community was deprived of a strident and effective voice for DNA and chromatin molecular and computational biophysics, for open access publishing and for the creation of effective scientific research networks.Methods: In this work, after reviewing some of Jörg’s key research contributions and ideas, we offer through the personal remembrance of his closest collaborators, a deep analysis of the major results of his research and the future directions they have engendered.Conclusions: The legacy of Jörg Langowski has been to propel a way of viewing biological function that considers living systems as dynamic and in three dimensions. This physical view of biology that he pioneered is now, finally, becoming established also because of his great effort.},
doi = {10.1186/s13628-018-0045-1},
journal = {BMC Biophysics},
number = [1],
volume = [11],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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