Foodborne Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114445, 9780128114964

Foodborne Diseases, Volume 15

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
eBook ISBN: 9780128114964
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114445
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th February 2018
Page Count: 564
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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


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)


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About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu Editor

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 Editor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor – General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ‎ Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

Affiliations and Expertise

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