This book reviews the application of nanosensors in food and agriculture. Nanotechnology has the potential to become transformative technology that will impact almost all sectors. Tools like nanosensors, which detect specific molecular interactions, can be used for on-site, in-situ and online measurements of various parameters in clinical diagnostics, environmental and food monitoring, and quality control.
Due to their unprecedented performance and sensitivity, nanobiosensors are gaining importance in precision farming. The book examines the use of nanobiosensors in the monitoring of food additives, toxins and mycotoxins, microbial contamination, food allergens, nutritional constituents, pesticides, environmental parameters, plant diseases and genetically modified organisms. It also discusses the role of biosensors in increasing crop productivity in sustainable agriculture, and nanosensor-based smart delivery systems to optimize the use of natural resources such as water, nutrients and agrochemicals in precision farming.
Dr. Ramesh N. Pudake is an Assistant Professor at Amity University Uttar Pradesh – one of the top-ranked private universities in India. Dr. Pudake is a Ph.D. in Crop Genetics and Breeding from China Agricultural University, Beijing, PRC. After his Ph.D., he is engaged in research in a range of organisms but with a focus on crop plant genomics. He has also worked in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University Ames, IA, USA, on host–pathogen interaction and gene mapping. Currently, he is focusing on the research on different application genomics in plant–pathogen interaction. Dr. Pudake has published more than 30 research publications, 1 book, 12 book chapters and one scholarship award from the Chinese Government. He is also an expert reviewer for several journals of repute.Dr. Utkarsh Jain holds Assistant Professorship at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, India. Prior joining Amity, Dr. Jain completed his PhD from Max von Pettenkofer Institute, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany and postdoctoral research studies from prestigious Indian Institute of Science, (IISC) Bangalore, India. Dr. Jain represents a position of a highly dedicated young scientific researcher which is reflected in his published 33 research papers of high impact journals. Besides his published work, Dr. Jain persuaded to achieve many outstanding contributions in advance research by incorporating tools of nanotechnology and consequently he filed 11 patents. His area of research revolves around “how effectively nanosensing necessitates in determining biomolecules in diagnostics can be incorporated”. His significant scientific contributions in the miniaturization of these laboratory models of biosensors has provided their commercial use outside the laboratory e.g. developing nanomaterials-based detection methods for glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C), a diagnostic marker for clinical long-term glycated blood proteins control and medical management is in pipeline for commercialization. He has proposed remarkable scientific contributions to Nanoscience Research. He was awarded Young Best Scientist Award by Amity University for his scientific contribution in research in 2014. Dr. Jain’s focus of the research work is based upon developing portable and homebased biomedical devices through the applications of nanotechnology for diagnosis of major diseases i.e., Diabetes, communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Prof. Chittaranjan Kole is an internationally reputed scientist with an illustrious professional career of spanning over thirty-five years and original contributions in the fields of plant genomics, biotechnology and molecular breeding leading to the publication of more than 160 quality research articles and reviews. He has edited over 100 books for the leading publishers of the world including Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor and Francis Group. His scientific contributions and editing acumen have been appreciated by seven Nobel Laureates including Profs. Norman Borlaug, Arthur Kornberg, Werner Arber, Phillip Sharp, Günter Blobel, Lee Hartwell and Roger Kornberg. He has been honored with several Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and national and international awards including the Outstanding Crop Scientist Award conferred by the International Crop Science Society. He has served at all prestigious positions in academia including as Vice-Chancellor BC Agricultural University, Project Coordinator of Indo-Russian Center of Biotechnology in India, and Director of Research of Institute of Nutraceutical Research of Clemson University, in USA. He worked also in Pennsylvania State University and Clemson University as Visiting Professor in USA. Recently, he has been awarded with the Raja Ramanna Fellow by the Department of Energy, Government of India. He is also heading the International Climate Resilient Crop Genomics Consortium and International Consortium for Phytomedomics and Nutriomics as their founding Principal Coordinator.
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