Marine animals and their body constituents have been in use by mankind for nutrition and medical applications centuries ago. This book contains some well known and lesser known compounds from some important marine animals those have been consumed by man for centuries. This is the first book in this field and will serve as a reference for future researchers in the field.
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Table of Contents
1. Squalene 2. Shark Cartilage 3. Oysters 4. Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Their Role in Human Nutrition 5. Chitin- Bio-medical Applications of Chitin and its Hydrolytic Products 6. Sea Cucumbers 7. Alkoxy Glycerols 8. Mussels 9. Sea Horses 10. Octopus 11. Cone Snails 12. Sea urchins 13. Seal Penis 14. Abalone 15. Cephalopod Ink 16. Ambergris 17. Air Bladder of fish/ Fish Maws 18. Star-fish 19. Fish Collagen
Prof. K. Gopakumar, Professor of Eminence and Head of Department, Food Science and Technology is a Ph.D in Biochemistry. He has served as the Deputy Director General (Fisheries) of the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) and Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi. He served as Chief Technical Advisor to the Philippines Government for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and also expert of FAO in Bangladesh and UN Mission member to Sri Lanka. He did his Post Doctoral Research in Natural Resources Institute, London and did advanced training in Retort Pouch Processing at Metal Box, UK.
Dr. Balgopal Gopakumar, son of Dr Gopakumar, is a Scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York. His research has been primarily based on the fields of data analytics, process and quality in the field of healthcare. Dr. Balagopal has over 10 years of research experience in process & quality improvement, analytics, Lean, Six-Sigma in the field of healthcare systems.