Foodborne Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114445

Foodborne Diseases, Volume 15

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114445
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th January 2018
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

  1. Food borne diseases: A Journey from Dish to Petridish
    2. Opportunistc foodborne pathogens
    3. Campylobacteriosis - An Emerging Infectious Foodborne Disease
    4. Listeria monocytogenes: A food-borne pathogen
    5. Bacillus spp. as pathogens in the dairy industry
    6. Staphylococcus aureus - a food pathogen: virulence factors and antibiotic resistance
    7. Salmonellosis: A food based societal issue
    8. Vibrio vulnificus: an opportunistic human pathogen from marine source
    9. A role of food in transmission of Helicobacter pylori
    10. Pathogenic biofilm formation in the food industry and alternative control strategies
    11. Foodborne Pathogens Produced Toxins Acting On Signal Transduction
    12. Biosensor Based Methods For The Determination Of Foodborne Pathogens
    13. Molecular Typing of Major Foodborne Pathogens
    14. A systems biology perspective on foodborne botulism
    15. Vaccines to fight foodborne illness


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