Modern Biotechnology: Connecting Innovations in Microbiology and Biochemistry to Engineering Fundamentals
August 2009, ©2009
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Enabling everything from the deciphering of the human genome to environmentally friendly biofuels to lifesaving new pharmaceuticals, biotechnology has blossomed as an area of discovery and opportunity. Modern Biotechnology provides a much-needed introduction connecting the latest innovations in this area to key engineering fundamentals. With an unmatched level of coverage, this unique resource prepares a wide range of readers for the practical application of biotechnology in biopharmaceuticals, biofuels, and other bioproducts.
Organized into fourteen sections, reflecting a typical semester course, Modern Biotechnology covers such key topics as:
Enzymes and enzyme kinetics
Biocatalysts and other new bioproducts
Genetic engineering, DNA, RNA, and genes
Genomes and genomics
Production of biopharmaceuticals
Fermentation modeling and process analysis
Taking a practical, applications-based approach, the text presents discussions of important fundamentals in biology, biochemistry, and engineering with relevant case studies showing technology applications and manufacturing scale-up. Written for today's wider, more interdisciplinary readership, Modern Biotechnology offers a solid intellectual foundation for students and professionals entering the modern biotechnology industry.