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ISBN 9780367647810
February 14, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
416 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Nanomaterials in the Battle Against Pathogens and Disease Vectors presents an overview of the use of nanotechnology to mitigate pathogens of concern, and is the first book to discuss applications of nanotechnology in the fight against all three major domains of disease-causing pathogens.

Bacteria, viruses, and parasites constitute the list of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of high priority. Nanotechnology has proven to be a groundbreaking success in the elimination, targeted toxicity, precise immunogenicity, diagnosis, and imaging of these major pathogens and disease vectors. This text discusses basic concepts and advanced applications for bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It describes the use of metallic and non-metallic nanoparticles and nanotoxicity, as well as presents future applications of nanotechnology in biological applications.

This work is ideal for engineers and scientists across the interdisciplinary fields of materials science, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and others concerned with mitigating the risk and effect of pathogens.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Nanoscience

2. Multifaced Applications of Nanoparticles in Biological Science

3. Approaches of Synthesis For Higher Yields of Nanoparticles

4. Methods for Characterization and Quantitation of nanomaterials

5. Metal Nanoparticles Against Bacteria

6. Non-metallic Nanoparticles Eliminating Bacteria

7. Biological nanomaterials for toxicity of bacteria

8. Metallic and Non-metallic Nano-particles against Viruses

9. Nanomaterials against Parasites: The Developments and the Way Forward

10. In Vivo And In Vitro Models For Toxicity Of Pathogens And Disease Vectors

11. Toxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Fish

12: The Future of Nanoscience: Where to, where from?

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Biography

Professor (Dr.) Kaushik Pal is a Distinguished Research Professor and group leader at University Federal Rio de Janeiro, Biosensor Research Laboratory, RJ, Brazil. He has been the Distinguished Chair Professor at Wuhan University, Hubei, Republic of China. He worked as a Visiting Professor at IIUCN, School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and also served as Research Professor at Bharath University, Chennai (India). He received his Ph.D. from University of Kalyani. Most significant prestigious awards include Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) offered by the European Commission in Greece and Brain Korea (BK-21) National Research Foundation Visiting Scientist Fellowship in South Korea achieved in his research career. He was appointed Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at Wuhan University, China and within a year achieved a prestigious position Chief-Scientist & Faculty (CAS) Fellow by Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Tean Zaheer earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad. She pursued a Master’s in molecular parasitology from the same institution. She has been working on alternative control options for disease vectors and vector-borne pathogens of animal, human and those of zoonotic concern also. Her areas of research interest include genome engineering, nanotechnology, vaccinology and immunology. She has been actively involved in writing, conducting and moderating training sessions on the prior stated technical subjects in her field of study and research. Currently, she is working as a technical editor to the largest veterinary periodical of her country- The Veterinary News and Views. She has presented her work on several national and international forums in the form of extension articles, presentations, book chapters and journal articles. She is an active member of ASM, WPSA, and Biological survey of Canada, AMCA, PVMC and others.