Biotechnology for Beginners

Author: Reinhard Renneberg,Viola Berkling,Vanya Loroch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128012730

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Biotechnology for Beginners, Second Edition, presents the latest information and developments from the field of biotechnology—the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development—which has grown and evolved to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professionals work in areas that are directly impacted by the science. For the first time, this book offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, including genetics, immunology, biochemistry, agronomy, and animal science. This book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology. Authors Renneberg and Demain discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. The book covers all major aspects of the field, from food biotechnology to enzymes, genetic engineering, viruses, antibodies, and vaccines, to environmental biotechnology, transgenic animals, analytical biotechnology, and the human genome. This stimulating book is the most user-friendly source for a comprehensive overview of this complex field. Provides accessible content to the lay reader who does not have an extensive scientific background Includes all facets of biotechnology applications Covers articles from the most respected scientists, including Alan Guttmacher, Carl Djerassi, Frances S. Ligler, Jared Diamond, Susan Greenfield, and more Contains a summary, annotated references, links to useful web sites, and appealing review questions at the end of each chapter Presents more than 600 color figures and over 100 illustrations Written in an enthusiastic and engaging style unlike other existing theoretical and dry-style biotechnology books

Biotechnology for Beginners

Author: Reinhard Renneberg,Arnold L. Demain

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123735812

Category: Medical

Page: 349

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Offering an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, this book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology.

Biotechnology for Beginners

Author: Reinhard Renneberg,Viola Berkling,Vanya Loroch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128012246

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 464

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Biotechnology for Beginners, Second Edition, presents the latest information and developments from the field of biotechnology-the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development-which has grown and evolved to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professionals work in areas that are directly impacted by the science. For the first time, this book offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, including genetics, immunology, biochemistry, agronomy, and animal science. This book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology. Authors Renneberg and Demain discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. The book covers all major aspects of the field, from food biotechnology to enzymes, genetic engineering, viruses, antibodies, and vaccines, to environmental biotechnology, transgenic animals, analytical biotechnology, and the human genome. This stimulating book is the most user-friendly source for a comprehensive overview of this complex field. Provides accessible content to the lay reader who does not have an extensive scientific background Includes all facets of biotechnology applications Covers articles from the most respected scientists, including Alan Guttmacher, Carl Djerassi, Frances S. Ligler, Jared Diamond, Susan Greenfield, and more Contains a summary, annotated references, links to useful web sites, and appealing review questions at the end of each chapter Presents more than 600 color figures and over 100 illustrations Written in an enthusiastic and engaging style unlike other existing theoretical and dry-style biotechnology books

Biotechnology for Beginners

Author: Brendan Cooper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547060368

Category:

Page: 176

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Biotechnology brings together many fields of expertise including engineering, chemistry, microbiology to mention a few. This paperback book provides a overview of the key themes and requirements of Aseptic processing and sterile manufacturing. It is written in a simple and plain style and provides a practical approach under standing the technologies used within the industry. Chapter 1: Facilities Chapter 2: Clean Utilities Chapter 3: Sterile Manufacturing Operations Chapter 4: Depyrogenation Chapter 5: Cleaning and Disinfection Chapter 6: Process Development Chapter 7: Physical Processes Chapter 8: Equipment Validation Chapter 9: Performance Qualification Chapter 10: GMP Basics Chapter 11: Data Integrity Glossary

Biotechnology in Cartoons

Author: Reinhard Renneberg,Viola Berkling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319334220

Category: Medical

Page: 166

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The book introduces to the basics of biotechnology and lets young and old cartoon fans enjoy science in a relaxed and comprehensive way. Together with Professor Nanoroo, the story's likeable protagonist, the reader discovers on how biotechnology influences our daily life. The real science behind the funny cartoons is explained briefly in separate boxes. The Story: A shooting star falls to Earth in the Kingdom Macronesia. When King Richard VIII. examines the stardust under a super microscope, he discovers a small nanoscopic intelligent being in a micro-spacecraft ... Professor Nanoroo came down from planet Nano to Earth to understand human biotechnology. Curious, he communicates with „Earthlings“, all asking hundreds of questions relating their life. Nanoroo encounters bread baking and beer brewing yeasts; disease makers and health- stabilizing bacteria; fungi producing drugs against bacteria. He experiences many adventures, rescues the king's brother from a heart attack, measures King Richard’s glucose level and the fitness of his racehorses, watches plants with their insect repellents and eats the famous and vitamin-rich „Golden Rice“. The authors: Reinhard Renneberg has been working as Professor of Analytical Biotechnology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (www.ust.hk), the top university of Asia, since 1995. He is the author of several textbooks, including A spoonful of Biotech and Katzenklon, Katzenklon. Along with Viola Berkling, Master of Oriental Languages, he has published already in its fourth edition the extremely successful internationally recognized textbook Biotechnology for Beginners. It is translated into English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanse and Korean. The duo stands for inspiring creative as well as innovative knowledge transfer of accurate, awesome illustrated and non-boring texts from the world of biotechnology. Ming-fai Chow, the Hong Kong cartoonist has created the beautiful and excellent cartoons for this book. Story: Reinhard Renneberg, Viola Berkling, Ming Fai Chow (cartoons) Graphic layout and illustration on academic pages: Dascha Süßbier Cartoon coloring: Steffi Kaiser

The Biotech Investor's Bible

Author: George Wolff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471412793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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A one-stop source for investing in biotech-with detailed coverage of the science, the business, the players, and the strategies for one of today's most promising (and volatile) industries To invest in biotech is to invest in the future, and as such, investors need to learn the nuances of the science they're putting their money on. The core asset of biotech companies is knowledge, and sound investment decisions are impossible without an understanding of this complex science. That's where The Biotech Investor's Bible fits in. This much-needed, one-of-a-kind resource simplifies the complex science surrounding the business of biotech and clarifies subtle distinctions within the context of their financial repercussions. The book explains the basics of genetics, patents, and therapies; and teaches investors how to value biotech companies and their state-of-the art products and technology. The Biotech Investor's Bible offers an informative summary of the relatively short history of the industry and provides a comprehensive review of various industry sectors. George Wolff (St. Pete Beach, FL) is a successful consultant advising clients who are investing in biotech stocks. He has assessed well over 150 biotech companies and has issued a number of valuable white papers that have charted the success of the hottest biotech companies.

Matlab® in Bioscience and Biotechnology

Author: Leonid Burstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1908818034

Category: Science

Page: 268

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MATLAB® in bioscience and biotechnology presents an introductory Matlab course oriented towards various collaborative areas of biotechnology and bioscience. It concentrates on Matlab fundamentals and gives examples of its application to a wide range of current bioengineering problems in computational biology, molecular biology, bio-kinetics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. In the last decade Matlab has been presented to students as the first computer program they learn. Consequently, many non-programmer students, engineers and scientists have come to regard it as user-friendly and highly convenient in solving their specific problems. Numerous books are available on programming in Matlab for engineers in general, irrespective of their specialization, or for those specializing in some specific area, but none have been designed especially for such a wide, interdisciplinary, and topical area as bioengineering. Thus, in this book, Matlab is presented with examples and applications to various school-level and advanced bioengineering problems - from growing populations of microorganisms and population dynamics, reaction kinetics and reagent concentrations, predator-prey models, mass-transfer and flow problems, to sequence analysis and sequence statistics. This is the first book intended as a manual introducing biologists and other biotechnology engineers to work with Matlab It is suitable for beginners and inexperienced users; however, applications of Matlab to advanced problems such as the Monte Carlo method, curve fitting, and reliable machine diagnostics make the book relevant to university teachers as well The book is different in that it assumes a modest mathematical background for the reader and introduces the mathematical or technical concepts with a somewhat traditional approach; Matlab is then used as a tool for subsequent computer solution

Biotechnology Demystified

Author: Sharon Walker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071490493

Category: Science

Page: 276

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This self-teaching guide explains the basic concepts and fundamentals in all the major subtopics of biotechnology. The content advances logically from the basics of molecular and cellular biology to more complex topics such as DNA, reproductive cloning, experimental procedures, infectious diseases, immunology, the Human Genome Project, new drug discoveries, and genetic disorders.

Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology

A Guide for Students

Author: Helen Kreuzer,Adrianne Massey

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781555811761

Category: Science

Page: 431

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Written in clear, easy–to–understand language, this best–selling reference text and activities manual offers easy–to–implement lessons and classroom activities. Part I covers basic molecular biology, and Part II offers imaginative dry labs and wet labs that can be done by both college and precollege students. Part III is an innovative section addressing the social issues and public concerns of biotechnology. Extensive appendixes provide important background information on basic laboratory techniques and teaching resources, including overhead masters and templates. Adopted by numerous school systems, this unique book is an outgrowth of molecular biology and biotechnology teaching workshops. All of the exercises and lab activities have been extensively tested in the classroom by hundreds of high school teachers. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology is designed to interest an international teaching audience and will enable all instructors to teach a reasonable amount of molecular biology and genetic engineering to students. No other book makes it so easy or compelling for teachers to incorporate the "new biology" into their biology, biological sciences, or general science curriculum. Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology: A Guide for Teachers will enable college and precollege teachers to plan and conduct an exciting and contemporary course on the basic principles, essential laboratory activities, and relevant social issues and concerns attendant to today′s molecular biology revolution. In addition to the complete text of the student edition, A Guide for Teachers also contains the answers to all discussion questions and extra background information and material on the scientific principles involved.

An Introduction to Biotechnology

The Science, Technology and Medical Applications

Author: W T Godbey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1908818484

Category: Science

Page: 436

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An Introduction to Biotechnology is a biotechnology textbook aimed at undergraduates. It covers the basics of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and introduces laboratory techniques specific to the technologies addressed in the book; it addresses specific biotechnologies at both the theoretical and application levels. Biotechnology is a field that encompasses both basic science and engineering. There are currently few, if any, biotechnology textbooks that adequately address both areas. Engineering books are equation-heavy and are written in a manner that is very difficult for the non-engineer to understand. Numerous other attempts to present biotechnology are written in a flowery manner with little substance. The author holds one of the first PhDs granted in both biosciences and bioengineering. He is more than an author enamoured with the wow-factor associated with biotechnology; he is a practicing researcher in gene therapy, cell/tissue engineering, and other areas and has been involved with emerging technologies for over a decade. Having made the assertion that there is no acceptable text for teaching a course to introduce biotechnology to both scientists and engineers, the author committed himself to resolving the issue by writing his own. The book is of interest to a wide audience because it includes the necessary background for understanding how a technology works. Engineering principles are addressed, but in such a way that an instructor can skip the sections without hurting course content The author has been involved with many biotechnologies through his own direct research experiences. The text is more than a compendium of information - it is an integrated work written by an author who has experienced first-hand the nuances associated with many of the major biotechnologies of general interest today.

Biotechnology and Nutrition

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium

Author: Donald Bills,Shain-dow Kung

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483298655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Biotechnology and Nutrition documents the proceedings of the Third International Symposium Biotechnology and Nutrition jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland, the United States Department of Agriculture, and E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The symposium was organized to provide a forum for nutritionists, molecular biologists, animal and plant biochemists, food scientists, policymakers, and others who will influence the improvement of nutrition through the application of biotechnology. The contributions made by researchers at the symposium are organized into five parts. Part I provides a broad consideration of human nutrition and the ability of biotechnology to improve nutrition. Part II presents studies on carbohydrate nutrition, including industry trends and nutritional issues for food uses of starch and human physiological responses to dietary fiber. Part III focuses on proteins, including studies on improving the nutritional quality of legume seed proteins and increasing the lysine content of maize. The studies in Part IV deal with vitamins and minerals, such as genetic improvement of vegetable carotene content and iron uptake and translocation in plants. Part V examines molecular approaches in the modification and production of edible oils.

Primary MATLAB® for Life Sciences: Guide for Beginners

Author: Leonid Burstein

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608058042

Category: Computers

Page: 279

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This e-book provides readers a short introductory MATLAB® course oriented towards various collaborative areas of biotechnology and bioscience. The text concentrates on MATLAB® fundamentals and gives examples of its application for various problems in computational biology, molecular biology, biokinetics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. MATLAB® is presented with examples and applications to various school-level and advanced life science / bioengineering problems - from growing populations of microorganisms and population dynamics, reaction kinetics and reagent concentrations, predator-prey models, to data fitting and time series analysis. The book is divided into 6 chapters containing material carefully selected and tailored to teaching several groups of biotechnology students. The topics are presented in a manner that allows readers to proceed sequentially on the strength of the preceding material. Primary MATLAB® for Life Sciences: A Guide for Beginners is essentially a concise and comprehensive text that provides an easy grasp and to-the-point access to the MATLAB® tool to the community of life sciences and bioengneering undergraduates and specialists.

Biotechnologie für Einsteiger

Author: Reinhard Renneberg,Darja Süßbier

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827415387

Category:

Page: 298

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”Das Buch l sst mich w nschen, ich w re wieder ein Student.Frederick Sanger, Nobelpreistr ger 1958 und 1980Dieses Buch ist die englische, erweiterte Ausgabe der 2. deutschen Auflage.Die Zeit der Biotechnologie ist gekommen: Sie greift zunehmend in unser t gliches Leben ein -- und dennoch fehlt neben Laien auch Studenten und Wissenschaftlern oft ein fundiertes Wissen. Abhilfe und eine F lle von Informationen bietet das einf hrende Lehrbuch von Reinhard Renneberg: eine verst ndlich geschriebene und visuell opulent aufbereitete Gesamtschau der Biotechnologie. Sie eignet sich zum Schm kern ebenso wie f r ein intensives Studium und l sst sich auch zum schnellen Nachschlagen benutzen. Aufgrund seines berw ltigenden Erfolgs der deutschen Ausgabe haben nun auch englischsprachige Leser dieM glichkeit, dieses faszinierende Standardwerk zu genie en.Wie Renneberg zeigt, kann ein wissenschaftliches Lehrbuch durchaus spannend und unterhaltsam geschrieben sein. Verschiedene didaktische Elemente erg nzen den Grundtext: -Boxen zu speziellen Themen vertiefen das Wissen speziellen Themen und zur Geschichte-Meinungen von Experten veranschaulichen Standpunkte aus Forschung und Industrie -Doppelseiten mit Fotos zeigen wichtige Biotechnologie-Produkte und Prozesse sowie daran beteiligte Wissenschaftler -Panoramatafeln fassen das Wissen zusammen-alle wichtigen Molek le sind dreidimensional dargestellt- Cartoons von Manfred Bofinger und Chow Ming-acht Fragen am Ende jedes Kapitels erlauben eine Selbstkontrolle-Weblinks f hren zu ausgew hlten Internet-Seiten Wissenschaft kann Spa machen - das vermittelt dieses Buch schon beim Durchbl ttern! Reinhard Renneberg ist seit 1995 Professor f r Analytische Biotechnologie an der Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (www.ust.hk). Er ist Autor von drei Biotechnologie-Sachb chern, Mitautor des Roempp-Biotechnologie-Lexikons, Verfasser von vier Monografien und 250 Publikationen und Urheber von 20 Patenten. Dar ber hinaus ist er an zwei Biotechnologie-Firmen in Deutschland und China beteiligt. Darja S bier ist wissenschaftliche Zeichnerin und hat bereits zahlreiche B cher illustriert. Mit ihrem ansprechenden, durchgehend vierfarbig gestalteten Layout und einer Vielzahl neu gezeichneter Grafiken hat sie diesem Lehrbuch eine ganz besondere Note verliehen.Stimmen zu diesem Buch: ”Hochaktuell und spannend wie ein Roman. Empfehle ich meinen Student(inn)en -- aber nicht als Bettlekt re, sonst verschlafen sie wom glich die Vorlesung.Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin”Ein optisch sehr gut gestaltetes Buch. Der leicht verst ndliche Text und die vielen selbsterkl renden Abbildungen werden Einsteiger anregen, ihre Kenntnisse auf diesem Gebiet zu vertiefen.Dr. Gert-Wilenad Kohring, Universit t des Saarlandes, Saarbr cken”So spannend und lebensnah wurde Biotechnologie noch nie vermittelt!Assist. Prof. Oliver Kayser, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen”Ein herrlich erfrischendes Lehrbuch, das begeistert und Lust auf mehr macht!PD Dr. Martin Bertau, Technische Universit t Dresden”Warum mag ich dieses Lehrbuch? Ich lehre Studenten in allen Semestern Biochemie seit ber 30 Jahren und habe erfahren, dass Lehren und Lernen eng verbunden sind mit Faszination, Neugier und Humor. Reinhard Renneberg?'s Biotechnologie f r Einsteiger ist ein ausgezeichnetes Beispiel f r ein Lehrbuch, das diese Anforderungen erf llt.Prof. Dr. Hans G nter Gassen in Biotechnology Journal”Wenn Sie an der Biotechnologie interessiert sind, sollten Sie den Kauf dieses sch nen und guten Buches ins Auge fassen. Die Investition lohnt sich. Vertrauen Sie nicht auf eine Ausleihe in einer Bibliothek, denn die Vormerkerliste wird lang sein.Reinhold Ellmer in Chemie in Labor & Biotechnik”Ein im deutschsprachigen Raum bislang einmaliges Projekt, das h

Bioinformatics For Dummies

Author: Jean-Michel Claverie,Cedric Notredame

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051108

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sit through long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject when you were in high school but had other plans after you graduated? Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without ever leaving your desktop! Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your computer. You’ll be amazed at all the things you can accomplish just by logging on and following these trusty directions. You get the tools you need to: Analyze all types of sequences Use all types of databases Work with DNA and protein sequences Conduct similarity searches Build a multiple sequence alignment Edit and publish alignments Visualize protein 3-D structures Construct phylogenetic trees This up-to-date second edition includes newly created and popular databases and Internet programs as well as multiple new genomes. It provides tips for using servers and places to seek resources to find out about what’s going on in the bioinformatics world. Bioinformatics For Dummies will show you how to get the most out of your PC and the right Web tools so you’ll be searching databases and analyzing sequences like a pro!

Biotechnology

An Illustrated Primer

Author: Rolf D. Schmid,Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352767747X

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Now presented in large format, the new Schmid is the ideal primer in biotechnology. The two-page layout with one page being a full color figure and the opposite page being explanatory text is the ideal combination between rapid visual-based learning with in depth information.

Biotechnology

Author: Ulrich Kück,Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110342634

Category: Science

Page: 458

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Biotechnology is the technical application that uses living organisms or biological systems to make products that have a profound impact on agriculture, environment, and human health. In this text book, a color-coded classification is used to present basic chapters on white, red, green and blue biotechnology. Beside traditional biotechnical processes, the book will address principles of modern biotechnology research and applications. Each chapter has a general introduction and concluding paragraph, gives key terms, will address problems, and recommends additional readings. This text book is ideally suited for advanced graduate or master students and will also be a good reference for PhD students, physicians, engineers, attorneys, or non-specialist with an interest into biotechnology.

Basic Biotechnology

Author: Colin Ratledge,Bjorn Kristiansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521840317

Category: Medical

Page: 666

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Biotechnology is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century. Its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary activities include recombinant DNA techniques, cloning and the application of microbiology to the production of goods from bread to antibiotics. In this new edition of the textbook Basic Biotechnology, biology and bioprocessing topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples are discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. A distinctive feature of this text are the discussions of the public perception of biotechnology and the business of biotechnology, which set the science in a broader context. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.