A research- and application-oriented handbook of marine biotechnology
Describes the state-of-the-art in methods, products and applications of marine biotechnology
An authoritative desk-reference for scientists and practitioners in all fields of marine biotechnology
Covers all relevant aspects: from the sources and tools for isolating marine bioproducts, over their production, to applications e.g. in pharmacy or for the production of bioenergy
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Springer Handbooks (SHB)
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Table of contents (66 chapters)
Tools and Methods in Marine Biotechnology
About this book
This Springer Handbook provides, for the first time, a complete and consistent overview over the methods, applications, and products in the field of marine biotechnology. A large portion of the surface of the earth (ca. 70%) is covered by the oceans. More than 80% of the living organisms on the earth are found in aquatic ecosystems. The aquatic systems thus constitute a rich reservoir for various chemical materials and (bio-)chemical processes.
Edited by a renowned expert with a longstanding experience, and including over 60 contributions from leading international scientists, the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology is a major authoritative desk reference for everyone interested or working in the field of marine biotechnology and bioprocessing - from undergraduate and graduate students, over scientists and teachers, to professionals.
Marine biotechnology is concerned with the study of biochemical materials and processes from marine sources, that play a vital role in the isolation of novel drugs, and to bring them to industrial and pharmaceutical development. Today, a multitude of bioprocess techniques is employed to isolate and produce marine natural compounds, novel biomaterials, or proteins and enzymes from marine organisms, and to bring them to applications as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutraceuticals, or for the production of bioenergy from marine sources. All these topics are addressed by the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology.
The book is divided into ten parts. Each part is consistently organized, so that the handbook provides a sound introduction to marine biotechnology - from historical backgrounds and the fundamentals, over the description of the methods and technology, to their applications - but it can also be used as a reference work.
Key topics include:
- Marine flora and fauna
- Tools and methods in marine biotechnology
- Marine genomics
- Marine microbiology
- Bioenergy and biofuels
- Marine bioproducts in industrial applications
- Marine bioproducts in medical and pharmaceutical applications
- and many more...
- Biomedical Application of Marine Biotechnology
- Industrial Application of Marine Biotechnology
- Marine Algal Technology
- Marine Bioenergy and Biofuels
- Marine Biomaterials
- Marine Derived Metabolites
- Marine Microbiology
- Marine Natural Products
- Marine Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals
- Tools and Methods in Marine Biotechnology
“Marine Biotech‘s key aims is ‘to be useful as readable desk reference book to give a fast and comprehensive overview and easy retrieval of essential reliable key information, including tables, graphs, and bibliographies.’ … It is therefore important to have books such as Marine Biotech to present the drawing together of information about specific research to give the non-specialist that necessary topical overview and updating.” (Nigel Chaffey, Annals of Botany, aobblog.com, April, 2016)
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Marine-Bio. Convergence Science Specialized Graduate School Science & Technology Convergence Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea
About the editor
Prof. Dr. Se-Kwon Kim has more than 40 years of experience as a marine biochemist, working in the field of marine bioprocess and biotechnology. He holds a professorship of marine biochemistry at the Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea and is the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center in Pusan, Korea. Prof. Kim obtained his PhD from the Pukyong National University, before joining the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA) for postdoctoral research. In 1999-2000, he has been visiting professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. To date, his research has been documented in more than 450 original research papers, 76 patents and several books.
Prof. Kim's major research interests are bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their various applications (e.g. as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals or for dietary supplements).
Book Title: Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology
Editors: Se-Kwon Kim
Series Title: Springer Handbooks
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-53970-1Published: 20 January 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-53971-8Published: 21 January 2015
Series ISSN: 2522-8692
Series E-ISSN: 2522-8706
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XLVI, 1512
Number of Illustrations: 80 b/w illustrations, 500 illustrations in colour