Molecular Medical Microbiology. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2857141
  • Book
  • 2216 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. Molecular Medical Microbiology is the first book to synthesise the many new developments in both molecular and clinical research in a single comprehensive resource. This timely and authoritative three-volume work is an invaluable reference source of medical bacteriology. Comprising more than 100 chapters, organized into 17 major sections, the scope of this impressive work is wide-ranging. Written by experts in the field, chapters include cutting-edge information, and clinical overviews for each major bacterial group, in addition to the latest updates on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology. Topics covered include bacterial structure, cell function, and genetics; mechanisms of pathogenesis and prevention; antibacterial agents; and infections ranging from gastrointestinal to urinary tract, centrtal nervous system, respiratory tract, and more.

  • The first comprehensive and accessible reference on molecular medical microbiology
  • Full color presentation througout
  • In-depth discussion of individual pathogenic bacteria in a system-oriented approach
  • Includes a clinical overview for each major bacterial group
  • Presents the latest information on vaccine development, molecular technology, and diagnostic technology
  • More than 100 chapters covering all major groups of bacteria
  • Written by an international panel of authors who are experts in their respective disciplines
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Part 1 Bacterial Structure
Part 2 Bacterial Cell Function
Part 3 Genetics
Part 4 Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Prevention
Part 5 Antibacterial Agents
Part 6 Disseminating Bacterial Infections
Part 7 Localised Infections
Part 8 Anaerobic Infections
Part 9 Gastrointestinal Infections: Toxin-Associated Diseases
Part 10 Gastrointestinal Infections: Superficial
Part 10 Gastrointestinal Infections: Systemic
Part 11 Urinary Tract Infections
Part 12 Sexually Transmitted Infections
Part 13 Respiratory Tract Infections
Part 14 Mycobacterial Infections
Part 15 Central Nervous System Infections
Part 16 Animal and Ectoparasitic Source Infections
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Sails, Andrew

Dr Andrew Sails is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Public Health England Microbiology Services Laboratory in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is Head of Molecular Diagnostics and Research and Development. He graduated in Biology from Manchester University in 1991 and began his clinical microbiology career at Preston Public Health Laboratory. Further postgraduate study resulted in a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Central Lancashire. He carried out postdoctoral research the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA research into the development of DNA sequence-based subtyping of Campylobacter and other pathogenic foodborne bacteria. He returned to the UK in 2003 to take up his current post at Newcastle, where is Head of Molecular Diagnostics and leads the development and evaluation of new technology and methods for microbiological diagnosis, identification and typing of microbial pathogens. In 2004 he was awarded the W.H. Pierce Memorial Prize for outstanding contributions to bacteriology by The Society for Applied Microbiology.

He has worked extensively in the area of molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of infectious disease (M. tuberculosis, Campylobacter and C. difficile in particular) and has published in these areas. His current research interests include the detection and fingerprinting of pathogens and the application of molecular biology to clinical microbiology to aid the diagnosis and management of infectious disease. He has served on the editorial board of several journals including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and the Open Microbiology Journal. He is a member of several learned societies including Society for Applied Microbiology, The Federation of Clinical Scientists, The Association of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and is an affiliate member of the Royal College of Pathologists. Since 2005 he has been a member of The Society for Applied Microbiology Executive Committee and is currently serving as its Honorary Meetings Secretary. He was also recently appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University where he is contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and PhD supervision.

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