This book highlights important aspects of food biotechnology. It is very thoughtfully divided into five sections. The first section introduces the readers to food biotechnology and discusses functional foods, use of plant and animal biotechnology in improving food quality. The second section deals with food microbiology and includes topics such as application of microbial surfactants, use of probiotics, beneficial microorganisms used in food industry etc. The third section describes important macro and micromolecules in foods. It includes chapters on food enzymes, gluten free formulations, use of biopolymers, biofortification of food and other important topics. The next section discusses novel technologies such as use of nanotechnology in food industry, reverse micelle techniques, genome editing in food crops etc. The book culminates with a section on food quality and management. It describes important topics about biosafety and regulatory issues in food biotechnology.
This book is meant for students, researchers and course instructors in food science, food technology and biotechnology. It is also useful for industry experts in the area of food technology.
INTRODUCTION TO FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY
Exploration of modern biotechnology trends in functional foods
Current and future prospects of plant biotechnology in improving food quality and nutrition
Current and future prospects of animal biotechnology applications in foodMICROBIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Recent trends in microbial biotechnology contributing to Food industry
Applications of microbial surfactants in the food industry
Enhancement of probiotics for functional foods
Microbial production of flavor and fragrance compounds for Food industry
Beneficial effects of Psychotropic bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae and modified yeast in various food industry
Plant growth promoting bacteria enhancing food production with biological solutions
Current status, future challenges and opportunities for improving the crop yields using Microorganisms
ROLE OF MACROMOLECULES AND MICROMOLECULES IN FOOD
Diverse role of enzymes in food and dairy industry
Development, prospects and challenges of Enzyme inactivation
Current status, challenges and opportunities for gluten free product formulations
Recent trends of mixed biopolymers in food and its diverse applications
Advancement of food fortification using vitamins, minerals and bioactive molecules
Synthesis, characterization and beneficial effects of green antioxidant for food industry
NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES IN FOOD INDUSTRY
Comparative study on Bio/ micro and nano-encapsulation technologies applications in food
Recent advances and use of tools for functional foods and neutraceuticals
Reverse micelles technique in food industry
Application of non-conventional methods in food for obtaining bioactive components
Genetically Modified food (GMF) synthesis, characterization, challenges, and its future
Genome editing crops in food and futuristic crops
FOOD QUALITY AND MANAGEMENT
Bacteriocins as biological components for managing food quality
Recent advances in food pairing and its use for improving food quality
Control of food borne pathogens using nanotechnology
Identification, analysis and safety measures for control of toxic components developed due
to biotechnology engineered food
Ethical, biosafety and regulatory issues in food biotechnology
Dr. Ajay Kumar as a Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Rama University Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, Dr. Kumar has successfully served more than 20 years in research and teaching. He has a proven experience in Genomics & Proteomics, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioinformatics, microbiology, industrial microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Fermentation Technology, and Food Biotechnology. He has held several key positions in well-renowned Universities and Engineering Institutes. Dr. Kumar received his M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India and Ph.D. from the ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, India. His expertise lies in research that includes computational vaccine & drug development, genomics & proteomics, and fermentation technology. He has published 90 articles, 5 chapters, 3 books, and 2 patents. He has also served as chief and associate editor, editorial board member, and reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals. He is a research guide in his supervision M. Tech and Ph. D. scholars awarded their degree and supervising. Besides all these achievements, he is also a member of the Board of Study and Academic Council of Rama University Kanpur and Regional Food Research Analysis Center, Department of horticulture & food processing, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Being a member of a professional body such as the international association of engineers (IAENG) and INSA, he has rendered consultancy services in vaccine research.
Dr. Kiran Patruni is currently working as Assistant professor in the Department of Biosciences, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana. He has received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur. During his PhD, he developed Reconstituted Aloe vera hydrogels protocols for health promoting plant-based gels and published 5 international articles with multidisciplinary research approach. He is well versed in correlating the mechanical behaviour with structural aspects of biopolymer mix gels, complex suspensions, hydrogels, sol-gel, fluids, mix gels. He has extensive research experience in the field of process development and characterization of biopolymer food gel formation. His research interest in the area of mix food gels formation, food fortification and 3D food printing etc. He serves a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Vijai Singh is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biosciences, School of Science at Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, India and also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the Invertis University, Bareilly, India. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Synthetic Biology Group at the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Paris, France and School of Energy & Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2009) from the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India. During his PhD, he has cloned, expressed and characterized hemolysin from Aeromonas hydrophila in Escherichia coli. He has extensive experience in Synthetic Biology including MAGE, small regulatory RNAs, pathway designing, CRISPR-Cas systems, and microfluidics. His research interests are focused on building novel biosynthetic pathways for production of medically and industrially important biomolecules. Additionally, his laboratory is working on CRISPR-Cas9 tools for genome editing. He has more than 9 years of research and teaching experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, microbiology, and industrial microbiology. He has published 76 articles, 40 chapters, 11 books and 2 patents. He serves as an associate editor, editorial board member and reviewer of a number of peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of the Board of Study and Academic Council of Indrashil University and is the Member Secretary of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) in the same University.