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Biotechnology Fundamentals Third Edition

1st Edition

By Firdos Alam Khan

CRC Press

368 pages | 140 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138612082
pub: 2020-04-15
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After successful launching of first and second editions of Biotechnology Fundamentals,  we thought let us find out the feedbacks from our esteemed readers, faculty members, and students about their experiences and after receiving their suggestions and recommendation we thought it would be great idea to write 3rd edition of the book.  Being a teacher of biotechnology, I always wanted a book which covers all aspects of biotechnology, right from basics to applied and industrial levels. In our previous editions, we have included all topics of biotechnology which are important and fundamentals for students learning. One of the important highlights of the book that it has dedicated chapter  for the career aspects of biotechnology and you may agree that many students eager to know what are career prospects they have in biotechnology. There are a great number of textbooks available that deal with molecular biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, medical biotechnology, or animal biotechnology independently; however, there is not a single book available that deals with all aspects of biotechnology in one book. Today the field of biotechnology is moving with lightening speed. It becomes very important to keep track of all those new information which affect the biotechnology field directly or indirectly. In this book, I have tried to include all the topics which are directly or indirectly related to fields of biotechnology. The book discusses both conventional and modern aspects of biotechnology with suitable examples and gives the impression that the field of biotechnology is there for ages with different names; you may call them plant breeding, cheese making, in vitro fertilization, alcohol fermentation is all the fruits of biotechnology. The primary aim of this book is to help the students to learn biotechnology with classical and modern approaches and take them from basic information to complex topics. There is a total of 21 chapters in this textbook covering topics ranging from an introduction to biotechnology, genes to genomics, protein to proteomics, recombinant DNA technology, microbial biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, animal biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, medical biotechnology, nanobiotechnology, product development in biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, forensic science, regenerative medicine, biosimialars, synthetic biology, biomedical engineering, computational biology, ethics in biotechnology, careers in biotechnology, and laboratory tutorials. All chapters begin with a brief summary followed by text with suitable examples. Each chapter  illustrated by simple line diagrams, pictures, and tables. Each chapter concludes with a question session, assignment, and field trip information. I have included laboratory tutorials as a separate chapter to expose the students to various laboratory techniques and laboratory protocols.  This practical information would be an added advantage to the students while they learn the theoretical aspects of biotechnology.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Biotechnology. 2. Genes & Genomics. 3. Proteins & Proteomics. 4. Recombinant DNA Technology. 5. Microbial Biotechnology. 6. Plant Biotechnology. 7. Animal Biotechnology. 8. Environmental Biotechnology. 9. Medical Biotechnology. 10. Nanobiotechnology. 11. Industrial Biotechnology. 12. Trends in Biotechnology (Forensic Science, Synthetic Biology, Bioinformatics, Regenerative Medicine & Biosimilars). 13: Product Development in Biotechnology. 14: Ethics in Biotechnology. 15. Career in Biotechnology

About the Author

Firdos Alam Khan is a Professor& Supervisor at Department of Stem Cell Research, Institute for Research& Medical Consultations, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Before joining Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Professor Khan was a Professor and Chairperson of School of Life Sciences (formerly known as Department of Biotechnology), Manipal University Dubai Campus, in the United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD degree from Nagpur University, India in 1997. He has more than 24 years of research and teaching experience in various domains of biotechnology and life sciences. He did his first postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India. In 1998, Prof. Khan moved to the United States and did his second postdoctoral research fellowship at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and worked on the research project entitled "Axonal nerve regeneration in adult Syrian hamster". In 2001, he returned to India and joined Reliance Life Sciences, a Mumbai-based biotechnology company where he associated with adult and embryonic stem cell research projects. During his association with Reliance Life Sciences, Prof. Khan along with his colleagues showed that both adult and embryonic stem cells to differentiate into neuronal cells. He also developed novel protocols to derive neuronal cells from both adult and embryonic stem cells. Over the past 10 years, he has taught IPR, Business of Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine courses to undergraduate and post-graduate students. His area of specialty in biotechnology includes stem cell technology, and neuroscience. He has written many articles in various national and international journals in the areas of Neuroscience, Neuropharmcology, and Stem cell biology. Prof. Khan has received three patents from the US patent office on his discovery in the field of stem cell technology. In 2014, Prof. Khan has received an Academic Excellence Award from Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore, India for his contribution. Prof. Khan has been an Associate Editor of 3Biotech journal published by Springer. He is also an Editorial Board member of the EC Microbiology and MOJ Immunology scientific journals. He has been associated with various international scientific organizations like the International Brain Research Organization, France, and Society for Neuroscience, USA. He has presented at more than 25 different national and international conferences in India, Singapore, UAE, and the USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology