This book deals with a subject of high interest and importance in all sectors, including biomedical, food, agriculture, energy, and environment. Biological systems are essential in nanotechnology, and many new applications are being developed by mimicking the natural systems. Approaching these topics from an engineering perspective, the book offers insight on the details of nanoscale fabrication processes as well as cell biology. The basics of biology and chemistry, with a focus on how to engineer the behavior of molecules at the nanoscale, are also explored and analyzed. The aim of the text is to provide the reader with broader knowledge of biological methods for signal transduction and molecular recognitions systems and how they can be replicated in bio-sensing applications. The reader will learn the basic structures and interactions of biomacromolecules for developing biocompatible and eco-friendly devices.
Dr. Anil Kumar Anal is Head of the Department of Food Agriculture and Bioresources and Associate Professor in Bioprocess Technology at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. His background expertise is in the Biotechnology, Food and Industrial Microbiology, Food Safety, Food processing and preservation, valorization of bioresources and agro-industrial waste to fork and value addition, including its application in various food, feed, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, and pharmaceutics. His research interests also include the formulation and delivery of cells and bioactive for human and veterinary applications, controlled release technologies, particulate systems, application of nanotechnology in food, agriculture and pharmaceutics, and functional foods. Dr. Anil has authored 5 patents (US, World Patents, EU, Canadian and Indian); more than 100 referred international journal articles, 25 book chapters, 3 edited books, and several in International conference proceedings. He has been invited as Keynote Speaker and Expert in various Food, Biotechnology, Agro-Industrial Processing and Veterinary, as well as Life Sciences based conferences and workshops organized by national, regional, and international agencies. Dr. Anil has been serving as Advisory members, Associate Editor, Members of Editorial Board of various Regional and International peer-reviewed Journal publications. Dr. Anil has experiences of conducting various innovative research and product developments funded by various donor agencies.