Advances in Biotechnology for Food Industry, Volume Fourteen in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, provides recent insight into how biotechnology impacts the global food industry and describes how food needs are diverse, requiring the development of innovative biotechnological processes to ensure efficient food production worldwide. Many approaches were developed over the last 10 years to allow faster, easier production of widely used foods, food components and therapeutic food ingredients. This volume shows how biotechnological processes increase production and quality of food products, including the development of anti-biofilm materials to decrease microbial colonization in bioreactors and food processing facilities.
- Presents basic to advanced technological applications in food biotechnology
- Includes various scientific techniques used to produce specific desired traits in plants, animals and microorganisms
- Provides scientific advances in food processing and their impact on the environment, human health and food safety
- Discusses the development of controlled co-cultivations for reproducible results in fermentation processes in food biotechnology
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1. Role of Biotechnology in the Agro-Food Industry 2. Biotechnology in Food Processing and Preservation: An Overview 3. Enzymes and food industry: a consolidated marriage 4. Lactic Acid Bacteria
From Nature through Food to Health 5. Development of controlled co-cultivations for reproducible results in fermentation processes in food biotechnology 6. Progress of biotechnology in food industry 7. Improvement of ripened cheese quality and safety with Thymus mastichina L. bioactive extracts 8. Potential of high hydrostatic pressure to improve the production of plants used as food 9. Corrosion in electronic sensors used in the manufacturing processes decrease the quality in the seafood industry located in the coast of Baja California, Mexico 10. Biotechnology of Ice Wine Production 11. Metagenomics of Traditional Beverages 12. Process Engineering Applying Supercritical Technology For Obtaining Functional And Therapeutic Products 13. Sugar beet pulp as a source of valuable biotechnological products 14. Biofilm mitigation in food industry: mitigation using bacteriophages 15. Bioactive properties and biotechnological production of human milk oligosaccharides
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Holban, Alina Maria
Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.