Foodborne Diseases

Foodborne Diseases

1st Edition - February 5, 2018

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  • Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114445
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114964

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Foodborne Diseases, Volume Fifteen, is the latest release in the Handbook of Bioengineering series. This volume covers the ever-changing complex issues that have emerged in the food industry over the past decade. This is a solid reference with broad coverage to provide a foundation for a practical understanding of diseases and related industrial applications. It will help researchers and scientists manage foodborne diseases and prevent and control outbreaks. The book provides information on the most common and classical foodborne diseases, their emergence and inquiries, along with the most investigated and successful strategies developed to combat these health-threatening conditions.

Key Features

  • Identifies the advances in biotechnology, emerging technologies, food safety and quality control that impact foodborne diseases
  • Explores advances in vaccines to fight foodborne illness
  • Addresses Campylobacter, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Vibrio and Helicobacter
  • Discusses biosensor based methods for determining foodborne pathogens
  • Includes molecular typing of major foodborne pathogens


Professionals, researchers and undergraduate/graduate students of Microbiology, Food Engineering and Health Sciences (animal science, biology, agriculture, Vet medicine, public health)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Foodborne Diseases
    Songul Ünuvar
    2. Recent advances in molecular techniques for diagnostics of food borne diseases
    B. Bal, S. Nayak, A. P. Das
    3. Important emerging and re-emerging tropical food borne diseases
    Viroj Wiwanitkit
    4. Foodborne pathogens produced toxins acting on signal transduction
    ASIT Ranjan GHOSH
    5. Campylobacteriosis - An Emerging Infectious Foodborne Disease
    Ying-Hsin Hsieh, Irshad M. Sulaiman
    6. Listeria monocytogenes: A foodborne pathogen
    Meenakshi Thakur, R. K. Asrani, Vikram Patial
    7. Bacillus spp. as pathogens in the dairy industry
    Alyssa A. Grutsch, Pierre S. Nimmer, Rachel H. Pittsley, John L. McKillip
    8. Staphylococcus aureus - a food pathogen: virulence factors and antibiotic resistance
    Ana Castro, Joana Silva, Paula Teixeira
    9. Food-borne mycotoxicoses: Pathologies and public health impact
    Vikram Patial, R. K. Asrani, Meenakshi Thakur
    10. Foodborne botulism from a systems biology perspective
    F. J. Lebeda, Z.F. Dembek, M. Adler
    11. Pathogenic biofilm formation in the food industry and alternative control strategies
    Efstathios E. Giaouris, Manuel V. Simões
    12. Biosensor Based Methods For The Determination Of Foodborne Pathogens
    Burcin Bozal-Palabiyik, Aysen Gumustas, Sibel A. Özkan, Bengi Uslu
    13. Molecular Typing of Major Foodborne Pathogens
    Spiros Paramithiotis, Agni Hadjilouka, Eleftherios H. Drosinos
    14. Environmental Pollution and the Burden of Food-borne Diseases
    Papiya Deb
    15. Food borne illness: threats and control
    Mian Kamran Sharif, Komal Javed, Ayesha Nasir

Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114445
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114964

About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

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