Single-Molecule Probes,

 

90

   

 Single-Molecule Instrumentation,

 

92

   

 Theory and Computation,

 

95

   

 Modeling and Computer Simulation,

 

97

   

 Access to High-Performance Computing Environments,

 

101

   

 Informatics and Data Mining,

 

102

   

 Public Domain Codes,

 

102

   

 The Need for Theoretical Advances,

 

102

   

 Synthesis of Biomolecular Materials,

 

104

   

 Synthetic Methods for Materials Synthesis,

 

105

   

 Materials Synthesis Using Natural Machinery,

 

107

   

 Materials Synthesis Using a Natural Toolbox,

 

108

   

 Macromolecular Assembly Routes,

 

109

   

 Opportunities and Challenges,

 

113

   

 Suggested Reading,

 

115

5

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCES

 

116

   

 Education and Training,

 

117

   

 Mechanisms for Bridging Biological and Materials Sciences,

 

120

   

 Shared Resources and Essential Facilities,

 

122

   

 Partnership Among Industry, Academia, and the National Laboratories,

 

125

   

 Commercialization of Biomolecular Materials,

 

126

   

 Biomolecular Properties, Processes, and Products,

 

126

   

 Manufacturability and Production,

 

127

   

 Specific Biomolecular Material Product Areas,

 

127

   

 Challenges and Opportunities in Commercialization,

 

129

6

 

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

131

   

 Supporting Interdisciplinary Research,

 

132

   

 Developing and Evaluating Programs for Interdisciplinary Education,

 

133

   

 Emphasizing Both Fundamental and Applied Sciences,

 

135

   

 Developing and Evaluating National Facilities Based on Midrange Instruments,

 

135

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

 A  Statement of Task

 

139

   

 B  Biographies of Committee Members

 

140

   

 C  Committee Meeting Agendas

 

146

   

 D  Glossary

 

149



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