Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy

Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editor: George Patrinos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916011

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Genomics and the Global Bioeconomy, a new volume in the Translational and Applied Genomics series, empowers researchers, administrators and sustainability leaders to apply genomics and novel omics technologies to advance the global bioeconomy and sustainability. Here, more than fifteen international experts illustrate—with concrete examples across various industries and areas of global need—how genomics is addressing some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. Chapters offer an in-depth, case-based treatment of various topics, from genomics technologies supporting sustainability development goals to novel next generation sequencing technologies improving biofuel production, conservation, cyanobacteria innovations, bioremediation, and water monitoring. Editors Catalina Lopez-Correa and Adrian Suarez-Gonzalez skillfully bring clarity to this diverse and increasingly impactful research, uniting various perspectives to inspire fresh innovation in driving the global bioeconomy.

Key Features

  • Presents concrete examples and detailed discussions that illustrate how to use genomics and omics technologies to drive the global bioeconomy
  • Examines how genomics is addressing the most pressing environmental, public health and economic challenges of our time
  • Features chapter contributions from international experts who are applying genomic technologies across various fields, from agriculture to biofuel production, bioremediation, water quality monitoring and conservation


Active researchers, basic and translational scientists, clinicians, postgraduates, and students in the areas of genetics, human genomics, pathology, economy, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, environment, sustainability, and public health; public health officials and sustainability leaders and scientists; Students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Metagenomics: A Resilience Approach to Climate Change and Conservation of the African Glacier Biodiversity
    2. Young innovators and the bioeconomy
    3. Multi-omics techniques for plant secondary metabolism engineering
    4. Environmental DNA: At the Crossroads of Genomics and Biological Assessment
    5. Bioeconomy policy: beyond genomics R&D
    6. Crop biotech: creating the crops to face the future
    7. Cellular agriculture: Charting the sustainability of a disruptive technology
    8. Computaional Network Modeling for Smart Cell creation in the Bioeconomy era
    9. Regulatory Frameworks Applicable to Food Products of Genome Editing and Synthetic Biology in the United States, European Union and Canada
    10. Genomic biosurveillance to protect the world’s forest resources
    11. Engineering microbial biofactories for a sustainable future
    12. The impact of biotechnology and genomics on an ancient crop: Cannabis sativa
    13. The interplay between maritime shipping insurance premiums and marine microbial genomics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916011

About the Series Editor

George Patrinos

George Patrinos is Professor of Pharmacogenomics at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy) in Patras, Greece with Adjunct positions in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the fields of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine, focused on psychiatric diseases and hemoglobinopathies, the implementation of genomics into healthcare, particularly for health systems in developing countries, the development of genomic databases and web-based translational tools for personalised medicine and the application of genomics in public health. George Patrinos has published more than 270 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals on topics related to genetics, genomic medicine, pharmacogenomics, molecular diagnostics, and social and economic evaluation for genomic medicine. He is also the editor of several textbooks published by Elsevier/Academic Press, including the renowned textbook "Molecular Diagnostics", published by Elsevier now in its third edition. He serves as Editor-In-Chief and Communicating and Associate Editor for several high impact scientific journals and he is co-organizer of the international meeting series “Golden Helix Conferences”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras School of Health Sciences, Patras, Greece; United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pathology, Al-Ain, UAE, United Arab Emirates University, Zayed Center of Health Sciences, Al-Ain, UAE and Erasmus University Medical Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pathology – Bioinformatics Unit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

About the Editors

Catalina Correa

Catalina Lopez Correa MD, PhD is Executive Director of CanCOgeN at Genome Canada. Before that she was Chief Operating Officer at Ruta N Medellin. She has 20 years of international experience in genomics in both the academic and private sectors. Before Ruta N, she was Chief Scientific Officer for Genome British Columbia and Genome Quebec and held senior research positions with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and with deCODE genetics in Iceland. As CSO at Genome BC and Genome Quebec she coordinated several initiatives to help understand and address the social, legal, ethical, economical aspects of genomics. Dr. Lopez-Correa has been champion of equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Canadian COVID Genomics Network, Canada

Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez

Dr. Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez MSc PhD: Science and Technology Advisor at 10x Genomics. For her Ph.D., Adriana combined phenotypic data and cutting-edge genomics to identify genetic markers associated with traits of ecological and economic interest. Her work has great potential for forest management in the face of climate change and provides an example on how genomics provides opportunities to meet the challenges of the Global Bioeconomy. At 10x Genomics, she helps researchers advance our understanding of biological processes with new technologies for single cell and spatial genomics analyses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Science and Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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