'The 'Handbook of Biotechnology' is a textbook that covers all the topics of the MSc./M.Tech Biotechnology course syllabus across various Universities in India. It is a compilation of major topics of biotechnology at a single platform and summarizes the matter in the form of capsule notes from examination point of view so that the student need not have to divert to different sources for each individual topic and get the course material in one single book. This unique text book covers most of the papers of biotechnology syllabus divided in twenty chapters which are taught throughout the semesters viz. biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, environmental biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics and biostatistics to name few. Moreover, it also covers application based topics which are present in syllabus as elective subjects Read more
Table of Contents
Foreword I by Dr. M.Z. Abdin Foreword II Dr. Pratyoosh Shukla Preface List of Contributors 1. Cell Biology 1 Ruby Dhiman, Jyotsna Balaji, Archana Gupta and Anjali Priyadarshini 2. Biochemistry 31 Saif Hameed, Shweta Singh and Zeeshan Fatima 3. Microbiology 69 Sarika Chaturvedi and Aradhana Khare 4. Immunology 103 Riya Mukherjee and Ramendra Pati Pandey 5. Molecular Biology 133 Riya Mukherjee, Ramendra Pati Pandey 6. Plant Physiology 147 Sangeeta Kumari 7. Genetics 173 Anand K. Singh 8. Recombinant DNA Technology 191 Bhuvnesh Yadav and Manish Shandilya 9. Plant Biotechnology 217 Kusuma Kumari Panda 10. Animal Biotechnology 241 Anil Kumar, Sunil Kumar and Sneh Shalini 11. Environment Biotechnology 263 Ravneet Chug and Babita Khosla 12. Genomics and Proteomics 285 Manish Shandilya, Bhuvnesh Yadav and Sonika Charak 13. Biostatisics 327 Amresh Prakash 14. Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology 371 Jinny Tomar 15. Biophysics and Structural Biology 389 Ramendra Pati Pandey, Ghousepeer and Anjali Priyadarshini 16. Fermentation Technology and Downstream Processing 419 Kumar Gaurav 17. Nanobiotechnology 455 Akanksha Sharma, Sanchi Gupta and Deepak Kumar 18. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Drug Design 477 Ritu Pasrija 19. Stem Cells and Gene Therapy 503 Suvarna Chatterjee, Rizwanul Haque and Syed Shadab Raza 20. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Biosafety and Bioethics 523 Machiavelli Singh and Babita Khosla Index 551
About the Author/Editor
Dr. Saif Hameed is currently Associate Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana (AUH). Dr. Hameed did his Bachelors from University of Delhi and Masters from Jamia Hamdard in 2003 and 2005 respectively. He did his doctoral studies in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2010 where he also received CSIR Research Associateship for the one year postdoctoral work. He also worked as Visiting Scholar in Heinrich-Heine-Universitt, Dsseldorf, Germany in 2008. He is associated in teaching at biotechnology department to both undergraduates and postgraduates since 10 years. Dr. Hameed has received Young Scientist award from SERB, New Delhi in the year 2012. He is life member of International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID), Association for Microbiologist (AMI), India and Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India. Dr. Hameed is engaged in
research in the field of infectious diseases and has 60 peer-reviewed papers to his credit in international journals of repute, 25 book chapters and 6 books which include 2 from Springer. He has supervised 5 Ph.D. students and guided 25 UG & PG level students for their research projects. Dr. Zeeshan Fatima is currently Associate Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana (AUH). Dr. Fatima did her Bachelors and Masters in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University in 2000 and 2002 respectively. She earned her doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University in 2008. She has postdoctoral work experience from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2010. Dr. Fatima has received two Young Scientist awards under Fast Track and Women Scientist Schemes respectively from SERB, New Delhi in the year 2012. Additionally, she has bagged extramural projects from Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai, Ministry of AYUSH and DBT, New Delhi. She is actively engaged in research in the field of Tuberculosis particularly on Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She has 55 peer-reviewed papers to her credit in international journals of repute, 23 book chapters and 6 books including ones from Springer, Elsevier. She has supervised 5 Ph.D. students and guided 25 UG & PG level students for their research projects. She is life member of International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID), Association for Microbiologist (AMI), India and Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India.