Omics Technologies and Bio-engineering

Omics Technologies and Bio-engineering

Volume 2: Towards Improving Quality of Life

1st Edition - February 28, 2018

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  • Editors: Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158715
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128158708

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Omics Technologies and Bio-Engineering: Towards Improving Quality of Life, Volume 2 is a unique reference that brings together multiple perspectives on omics research, providing in-depth analysis and insights from an international team of authors. The book delivers pivotal information that will inform and improve medical and biological research by helping readers gain more direct access to analytic data, an increased understanding on data evaluation, and a comprehensive picture on how to use omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care.

Key Features

  • Covers various aspects of biotechnology and bio-engineering using omics technologies
  • Focuses on the latest developments in the field, including biofuel technologies
  • Provides key insights into omics approaches in personalized and precision medicine
  • Provides a complete picture on how one can utilize omics data in molecular biology, biotechnology and human health care


Professionals and students in biotechnology and across the life sciences, particularly systems/synthetic biologists, molecular biologists, and biochemists

Table of Contents

    26. Microbial Omics: Applications in biotechnology
    27. Omics approaches in viral biotechnology: towards understanding the viral diseases, prevention, therapy, and other applications in human betterments
    28. Algal biotechnology: An update from industrial and medical point of view
    29. Omics approaches in fungal biotechnology: Industrial and medical point of view
    30. Genetic engineering for plant transgenesis: focus to farmaceuticals
    31. Agricultural biotechnology:  Engineering plants for improved productivity and quality
    32. Functional food biotechnology: The use of native and genetically engineered Lactic acid bacteria
    33. Omics and edible vaccines
    34. Plant metabolic engineering
    35. Biocontrol technology: eco-friendly approaches for sustainable agriculture
    36. Bio-engineering towards fighting against superbugs
    37. Nanotechnology in bio-engineering: Transmogrifying plant biotechnology

    38. Techniques in biotechnology: essential for industrial applications
    39. Omics approaches in industrial biotechnology and bioprocess engineering
    40. Omics approaches and applications in dairy and food process technology
    41. Omics approaches in enzyme discovery and engineering
    42. Biomedical engineering: the recent trends
    43. Omics approaches in biofuel technologies: toward cost effective eco-friendly and renewable energy
    44. Omics based bioengineering in environmental biotechnology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 28, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158715
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128158708

About the Editors

Debmalya Barh

Debmalya Barh
Dr. Debmalya Barh has an M.Sc. (Applied Genetics), Ph.D. (Biotechnology and Bioinformatics), Post-Doc (Bioinformatics), and PGDM (Postgraduate in Management). He has blended academic and industrial research for decades and is an expert in integrative omics-based biomarker and targeted drug discovery, genetic diagnosis, infectious diseases, and precision health. He is a Visiting Full Professor (Titular, Grade-E) at the Department of Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also an honorary scientist at the Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology, India. Dr. Barh has published more than 200 research and review articles and more than 45 book chapters. He has also edited more than 25 books published by various publishers including Elsevier. He is an editorial board member of various journals, and frequently reviews articles for Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientist, Centre for Genomics and Applied Gene Technology, Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology, Nonakuri, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

Vasco Azevedo

Dr. Vasco Azevedo is a full professor at the Department of Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) researcher 1A, member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Commander of the Order of Scientific Merit of the MCTI of the genetics advisory committee and the public policy working group on biotechnology and genetic resources of COBRG/CNPq, coordinator of the Associated International Laboratory Bactinfl from INRAE and UFMG, and vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the Federal University of Bahia (1986), a master's degree (1989), a doctorate (1993) in the genetics of microorganisms from the Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon, and a doctorate in bioinformatics from UFMG (2017). He did his postdoctorate work with the Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, United States (1994). He was a professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (2004). He is an expert in genetics and bioinformatics and his work mainly focuses on genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, vaccine development, diagnostics, and the development of next generation probiotics. He has more than 600 scientific publications, 14 books, and 60 chapters as well as 12 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

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