About this book series

This interdisciplinary book series reviews the significant progress made so far, presents cutting-edge discoveries, and discusses exciting future perspectives in timely themes of biology and biotechnology. Each volume aims to provide in-depth information on a fascinating field, spanning from microbiology over human to plant and veterinary research.

The volumes of “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology” serve as essential reads for leading scientists and decision‐makers in government, the private sector, and non‐governmental organizations in their efforts to achieve national and international goals. Furthermore, the series addresses anyone interested in life sciences by introducing readers to the fundamentals of diverse scientific areas, and by outlining how latest developments in biotechnology will impact science and society. The series aims at contributing towards solutions to major global ecological, environmental and health challenges. As such, “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology” complies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and endorses the Springer Nature SDG Programme (www.springernature.com/sdg-programme).

Over the last century, the modern scientific and technological revolution has brought outstanding achievements for humankind. Science and technology are clearly distinct yet closely related. Science directs technological innovation and technology accelerates the progress of science. In the field of life sciences, the combination of science and technology are providing unprecedented advances, with the opening of a wide range of new lines of research and the development of novel powerful technologies. As never before, advances in life sciences hold tremendous promise for surmounting many of the major ecological, environmental and health challenges faced by our society. For many, biology and biotechnology will define the scientific progress and the societal development in the 21st century. For this reason, there is a great need for a comprehensive and integrated literature that explore in details the various key themes concerning the development of biology and biotechnology, and how these key themes can contribute to the achievement of major national and international policy goals, such as economic growth and job creation, public health, environmental protection and sustainable development. Historically, major scientific/technological/societal challenges have always been important as drivers for innovation, economic growth, and solving social and environmental problems. The resulting scientific and technological research derived from such grand challenges can be used to turn major endeavors into opportunities and progress, with the Human Genome Project as one of the best examples.

The series operates an editorial peer-review system, with 2-5 independent reviews required for each chapter. Potential authors, editors, and readers may check the “Chapter Evaluation Form” for a detailed description of all criteria used to review a proposal. The Evaluation Form is available to download under the tab “Instructions for Authors”.

The series accepts proposals and suggestions for future volumes. However, the final decision of acceptance is up to the series editor.

“Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology” was just accepted for indexing in Scopus.

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  • Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto

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