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Nanobiotechnology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128228784, 9780128231159


1st Edition

Microbes and Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Mechanisms and Applications

Editors: Sougata Ghosh Thomas Webster
Paperback ISBN: 9780128228784
eBook ISBN: 9780128231159
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th May 2021
Page Count: 360
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Nanobiotechnology: Microbes and Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Mechanisms and Applications covers in detail the green synthesis of nanostructures of tailor-made size, shape and physico-chemical and opto-electronic properties. The rationale behind the selection of bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, virus and medicinal plants for the synthesis of biologically active exotic nanoparticles for biomedical applications is also part of this book. It also explores metal recovery, bioconversion, detoxification and removal of heavy metals using nanobiotechnology and discusses the potential of nanobiotechnology to address environmental pollution and toxicity. The book further covers the economic and commercial aspects of such green nanobiotechnology initiatives, its current status in intellectual property rights like patents filed so far globally, technology transfers, and market potential. This information enables one to decipher the scope of biogenic nanoparticles and its prospects.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on the general and applied aspects on nanotechnology.
  • Gives the scope of exploring bacteria, fungi, algae, virus and medicinal plants for the synthesis of exotic nanoparticles.
  • Furnishes a comprehensive report on the underlying molecular mechanisms behind the biosynthesis of nanoparticles.
  • Outlines sustainable alternative strategies of bioremediation of heavy metals, metal recovery, detoxification and bioconversion using nanobiotechnology.
  • Explores the promises of patenting, technology transfer and commercialization potential of biogenic nanoparticles.


Scientists and research scholars working in the areas of material science, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, recombinant DNA technology, mycology, algal biology, scientists, molecular biologists, environmental science, microbiology and cancer biology. Industrial researchers working in healthcare, food packaging, biosensors, textiles, agriculture, wastewater management, environmental monitoring, bioremediation and bio-metallurgy

Table of Contents

1. Nanobiotechnology: Methods, Applications and Future Prospects
2. Characterization techniques for nanoparticles
3. Nanotheranostics and biocompatibility
4. Bacteriogenic silver nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
5. Bacteriogenic gold nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
6. Mycosynthesis of silver nanoparticles: Mechanism and applications
7. Mycosynthesis of gold nanoparticles: Mechanism and applications
8. Genetically modified microbes for nanbiotechnology
9. Viruses and nanotechnology
10. Algae assisted synthesis of nanoparticles
11. Phytogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
12. Phytogenic synthesis of gold nanoparticles: Mechanisms and applications
13. Biological synthesis of platinum, palladium, copper and zinc nanostructures
14. Biological synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles
15. Heavy metal removal by nanobiotechnology
16. Detoxification and bioconversion of arsenic and chromium
17. Nanobiotechnology for e-waste management
18. Metal recovery using nanobiotechnology
19. Functionalized biogenic nanoparticles and their applications
20. Patents, technology transfer, commercialization aspects of biogenic nanoparticles


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About the Editors

Sougata Ghosh

Dr Sougata Ghosh, currently working as Associate Professor and Research Co-ordinator in Department of Microbiology, School of Science, RK University, India. He has obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. He is principle investigator of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India funded Foldscope Research Project. He has filed 3 patents on novel nanodrugs and published more than 100 highly cited research articles in various International Journals like International Journal of Nanomedicine, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has written one book entitled “Dioscorea bulbifera: A model system in nanobiotechnology and medicine.” is most referred voluminous and most comprehensive report on traditional medicinal plants. He is editor of 4 Elsevier Books. As speaker he has addressed numerous International Conferences, the most notable being IJAS-2019 and 2017 at Harvard University, ITNANO, Northeastern University, Boston; ASM Biodefense, Washington D.C.; Nano-Bio-Med 2013, Trieste, Italy and BioMicroWorld2013, Madrid, Spain. He is a member of Reviewer’s Team of various reputed journals like Nanoscale, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, Journal of Diabetes Research, International Journal of Advances In Engineering Research, International Journal of Research in Science and Technology, Chemotherapy Research and Practice, Journal of Nanomedicine & Biotherapeutic Discovery, Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology, Applied Nanoscience and Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier). He is life member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI). His area of research consists of but not limited to nanomedicine, microbial metabolism, bioprospecting, bioremediation, biofilms, cancer and diabetes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Research Co-ordinator, Department of Microbiology, School of Science, RK University, Gujarat, India

Thomas Webster

Thomas J Webster is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. His research explores the use of nanotechnology in numerous applications, specifically, the design, synthesis, and evaluation of nanophase materials as more effective biomedical materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

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