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About the article
Mahendra Rai is a UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow and Senior Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He worked as a Visiting Scientist at different Universities including the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are the application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 380 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 45 books.
Avinash P. Ingle
Avinash P. Ingle has completed his doctoral degree from the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He had worked as a Research Scientist in the same department from 2013 to 2016. He has more than 55 research publications, 30 book chapters, and two books to his credit. He has been awarded travel grants from different funding agencies to present his research work in international conferences held in Malaysia, China, Spain, and France. Currently, Dr. Ingle is working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena-University of São Paulo, Brazil, and he is actively engaged in the development of nanotechnology-based methods for the sustainable production of biofuels.
Raksha S. Pandit completed her master’s degree in 2013 and is recently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology at Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India. Her area of interest includes the phytofabrication of metal nanoparticles and their functionalization with biomolecules for the development of potential antimicrobials.
Priti A. Paralikar graduated from the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India, in 2013. Currently, she is working on her doctoral research on the biosynthesis of sulfur nanoparticles and its conjugation with antibiotics and its in vitro studies against urinary tract infection. She published her research work in reputed journals. Her area of interest is in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Microbiology.
Sudhir completed his M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2007, and at present, he is pursuing his doctoral study at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India. He has published about 06 research papers and four book chapters in the journals of national and international repute with a total impact factor of 16 and a 04 h-index. He has been awarded travel grants from CICS, Chennai, the funding agency that participated and presented research papers in international conferences held at The Netherlands. His area of research is in nanobiotechnology, plant tissue culture, and plant sciences. He is currently working on the development of nano-based fungicides using green synthesized nanoparticles.
Indarchand R. Gupta completed his M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2004, and at present, he is pursuing his doctoral study at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India. He is working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Science, Aurangabad, India. He has published about 13 research papers and four book chapters. His area of interest is in nano-toxicology and animal cell culture. His study is mainly focused on in vitro cytotoxicity assessment of silver nanoparticles on different animal cell models.
Jayanta K. Biswas
Jayanta Kumar Biswas is presently serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani. He received his M.Sc. in Zoology, M.Phil. in Ecology, and Ph.D. for his work on ecotechnological approaches toward remediation of environmental problems of aquatic systems. He has about 18 years of teaching experience and 21 years of research experience in the following areas: ecological engineering and ecotechnology, environmental microbiology, ecotoxicology and bioremediation of trace metal(oid)s, nanobiotechnology, aquatic pollution monitoring and ecoremediation, bioregenerative wastewater treatment, etc. He has published about 105 research papers in international and national journals, proceedings, and books, and 50 popular science articles in periodicals and magazines. He has visited Singapore, Belgium, and France with government travel fellowships and presented research papers and chaired scientific sessions in international conferences.
Silvio Silvério da Silva
Silvio Silvério da Silva, is a full professor and head at the Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo (USP Campus), Lorena, Brazil. He has more than 185 research publications, 30 book chapters, four books, and two patents to his credit. Prof. Silvio has presented about 770 papers in various international events. He has coordinated more than 22 research projects and guided 24 Ph.D., 30 master’s, and 74 scientific initiation students. In addition, he has received many prestigious awards. For the exchange of scientific knowledge on the various aspects in bioprocess and fermentation technology, he has visited several international research institutions in different countries. His area of research mainly includes Biotechnology with emphasis on Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation.
Published Online: 2018-07-04
Published in Print: 2018-08-28
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