Discusses human diseases associated with biofilms
Examines treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms
Enriches readers’ understanding of the mechanisms of bacterial biofilm formation
Sheds new light on antibiotic resistance and bacterial biofilm formation
Addresses both basic and applied aspects
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Table of contents (19 chapters)
About this book
This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism.
Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate on biofilm-mediated diseases in different parts of the human gastrointestinal tract, while therapeutic strategies for biofilm control and natural agents that disrupt bacterial biofilms are also covered.Readers will also find the latest advances in probiotics and biofilms, as well as the use of probiotics to counteract biofilm-associated infections. Biofilms and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the management of inflammatory bowel disease via probiotics biofilms, as well as the role of probiotics bacteria in the treatment of human diseases associated with bacterial biofilms.
The book is chiefly intended for clinicians/scientists in the fields of medical microbiology, applied microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.
- Biofilm Formation
- Human Disease
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
Editors and Affiliations
Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Institute of Bio-Sciences and Technology, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Barabanki, India
Faculty of Biotechnology, Institute of Bio-Sciences and Technology, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Barabanki, India
Institute of Management, Commerce and Economics, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Barabanki, India
Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Noida, India
About the editors
Dr. Sunil Kumar received his Ph.D. in Medical Biotechnology from SGPGIMS, India. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biotechnology at the SRMU, India. He has published more than 30 original research articles and 10 book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of five journals.
Niharika Chandra holds an M. Tech. in Biotechnology from the IIT Guwahati and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the area of biomedical sciences at the SRMU. She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the IIT Guwahati. At present, she is an Assistant Professor at the SRMU. She has nine research articles and three book chapters to her credit.
Leena Singh is a Postgraduate in Management and is currently involved in providing life-skills and English training to students at Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University (SRMU). She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, COMSATS University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi’s research chiefly focuses on the bioremediation of contaminated soil, and on cell toxicology. He has edited three books with Springer on hot issues (Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Soils, Environmental Pollution of Paddy Soils, and Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment), which have since been used at innumerable colleges, universities, and research institutions around the globe.
Dr. Ajit Varma received his Ph.D. from Allahabad University and is a Former Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Presently, he is a Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation; and Vice Chairman of the Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 300 papers, and is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Society, Germany; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; and Microbiology Society of India.
Book Title: Biofilms in Human Diseases: Treatment and Control
Editors: Sunil Kumar, Niharika Chandra, Leena Singh, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Ajit Varma
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-30756-1Published: 28 November 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-30757-8Published: 19 November 2019
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 311
Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour