Handbook of Algal Science, Microbiology, Technology and Medicine provides a concise introduction to the science, biology, technology and medical use of algae that is structured on the major research fronts of the last four decades, such as algal structures and properties, algal biomedicine, algal genomics, algal toxicology, and algal bioremediation, algal photosystems, algal ecology, algal bioenergy and biofuels. It also covers algal production for biomedicine, algal biomaterials, and algal medicinal foods within these primary sections. All chapters are authored by the leading researchers in their respective research fields.
Our society currently faces insurmountable challenges in the areas of biomedicine and energy in the face of increasing global population and diminishing natural resources as well as the growing environmental and economic concerns, such as global warming, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Algae offer a way to deal with these challenges and concerns for both sustainable and environment friendly bioenergy production and in biomedicine through the development of crucial biotechnology.
- Provides an essential interdisciplinary introduction and handbook for all the stakeholders engaged in science, technology and medicine of algae
- Covers the major research streams of the last four decades, ranging from algal structures, to algal biomedicine and algal bioremediation
- Fills a significant market opening for an interdisciplinary handbook on algal science, technology and medicine
1. Introduction to algal science, technology and medicine 2. Algal structures and properties 3. Algal genomics 4. Algal photosystems 5. Algal ecology 6. Algal bioenergy and biofuels 7. Algal biomedicine 8. Algal toxicology 9. Algal bioremediation 10. Algal medicinal foods 11. Algal biomaterials 12. Algal production
Ozcan Konur, as both a bioscientist and social scientist by training, has focused on the bibliometric evaluation of the research in several interdisciplinary innovative high-priority research areas at the level of the researchers, journals, institutions, countries, and research areas as well as the social implications of the research in these areas. He has also had extensive research interests in the development of social policies for disadvantaged people based on disability, age, religious beliefs, race, gender, and sexuality at the interface of science and policy. His current focus is on antimicrobial research and the applications of algae in biomedicine. He has published more than 100 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers.