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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444643018, 9780444643025

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Microbial Biomolecules: Properties, Relevance, and Their Translational Applications

Editor: Alexandre Rodrigues
Paperback ISBN: 9780444643018
eBook ISBN: 9780444643025
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th June 2020
Page Count: 374
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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biomolecules: Properties, Relevance and Their Translational Applications presents a concise review on microbial biotechnology, along with impacts and recent results from research centers, small companies and large enterprises. The book brings the most relevant information on how we can use resources—in this case from microorganisms—and technology to develop solutions in fields like biofuels, food, cosmetics and medicine. It covers case studies of start-ups in the field and explains how scientists have moved their ideas into profitable bio-based products that are necessary for our current living standards.

In addition, the book describes strategic governmental programs designed to exploit biomass in a sustainable way, along with detailed information on research in several high-impact, worldwide laboratories. It gives concrete examples of ongoing research from molecules to methods, such as L-asparaginase, extremophiles, new diagnostics tools and the analytical methods that have raised the quality of the data obtained, thereby boosting the so-called bioeconomy.

Key Features

  • Comprises a unique source of information on the various applications of microbial biomolecules
  • Provides resourceful material for new ideas and strong rational/application-oriented stories
  • Discusses biotech companies in various areas (biofuel, food, medicine, etc.) who are actively using microbial biomolecules
  • Outlines scientific discoveries and their translation into profitable products
  • Gives an insight perspective of institutional and governmental strategic research programs aiming to preserve, explore and generate benefits from microbial biomolecules


Researchers in the disciplines of biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioremediation, environmental sustainability as well as pharma industries. Could be adopted in various biotechnology and related courses at postgraduate level

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Microbiology

2. Biopharmaceutics Molecules

3. Biopharmaceutical Development, Production, And Quality

4. Antibodies and Microbial Biomolecules as Biotechnological Tools for Bacterial Infections Diagnosis

5. Microbial Production of Metabolites for Food and Processes

6. Fermented Beverages: Geographical Distribution and Bioactive Compounds with Health Benefits

7. Biofuels

8. Biosurfactants: The Use of Biomolecules in Cosmetics and Detergents

9. Global Players: Resources and Profits

10. Start-Ups and Prominent Business

11. Advanced Metabolic Engineering Strategies for Sustainable Processes

12. Biomolecules Produced by Extremophiles Microorganisms and Recent Discoveries

13. Policy Making in Biotechnology

14. Challenges and Opportunities


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About the Editor

Alexandre Rodrigues

Alexandre Gomes Rodrigues received his BSc in pharmacy in 2011 in Brazil. He expanded his interests into biotechnology and completed his MSc in an interdisciplinary project involving fungal proteins and metallic nanoparticles at Sao Paulo University. In 2014 he moved to Germany to pursue his PhD in pharmaceutical technology at Martin-Luther-University. His research interests cover the fields of pharmaceutical technology, biomaterials, and biotechnology. He has published scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has participated in international congresses and conferences in both biotechnology and pharmaceutics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal Behaviour, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Hanover, Germany.

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