Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology

Editors: Rampelotto, Pabulo H, Trincone, Antonio (Eds.)

  • Reviews exhaustively recent advances in marine biotechnology and identifies challenges in realizing its potential
  • Explores the economic potential of marine biotechnology 
  • Discusses the promise of marine biotechnology in the 21st Century
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This book serves as essential reading for research scientists and biotechnologists from both academia and industry working in marine biotechnology and related disciplines. The book discusses recent advances and challenges in terms of science, technology, innovation, and policy for the development of the field; and how marine biotechnology may provide new solutions to some of the grand challenges faced by our society. Written in an accessible language, the book is also recommended as a reference text for decision-makers in government and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to foster the development of a global blue economy.

 With less than 5 % of the vast and rich marine environment explored, our seas and oceans represent a virtually unexplored resource for the discovery of novel product, processes, and development of bio-inspired synthetic drugs with biotechnological potential. As such, the marine environment has been considered Earth's last frontier of exploration. Recent advances in molecular techniques are providing the necessary tools to access on a larger scale the still-untapped ocean resources and, consequently, unveil the promise of the blue biotechnology. Governments are recognizing the potential of marine biotechnology to provide solutions to some of the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century such as sustainable energy and food sources, identification of novel drugs for improved health treatments, and providing new industrial materials and processes. For this reason, advances in marine biotechnology may foster the much-needed source of innovation and economic growth in many countries, and pave the way towards the development of a global blue economy, i.e. a new economic model based on the sustainable exploration of our ocean ecosystems.

About the authors

Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Book Series “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology”. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Senior Editor, Guest Editor and member of the editorial board of several scientific journals on the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Furthermore, Pabulo is member of four Scientific Advisory Boards of Lifeboat Foundation, alongside several Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists, philosophers, educators, engineers and economists. Most of his recent work has been dedicated to the editorial process of several scientific journals in life science and biotechnology, as well as on the organization of special issues and books in his fields of expertise. In his special issues and books, some of the most distinguished team leaders in the field have published their work, ideas and findings, including Nobel Laureates and several of the highly cited scientists according to the ISI Institute. 

 

Antonio Trincone is author of more than 140 scientific publications (articles, reviews, book contributions) appeared in international leading scientific journals. Currently he is a Senior Researcher working since 1983 in Naples at the Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare belonging to Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. He has been Professor of Organic Chemistry in charge for several years at University of Salerno, Italy. Antonio has been the editor of different scientific books and special issues dedicated to marine biotechnology. He is Specialty Chief Editor of Marine Biotechnology (Frontiers in Marine Science), editing different research topics for this journal.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Marine Ecosystem as a Source of Antibiotics

    López, Yuly (et al.)

    Pages 3-48

  • Seaweeds: Valuable Ingredients for the Pharmaceutical Industries

    Siahaan, Evi Amelia (et al.)

    Pages 49-95

  • Anti-infective Compounds from Marine Organisms

    Ancheeva, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 97-155

  • The Marine-Derived Filamentous Fungi in Biotechnology

    Nicoletti, Rosario (et al.)

    Pages 157-189

  • Aplysinopsins as Promising Marine Natural Product Drug Leads: Recent Developments

    Lewellyn, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 191-215

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69074-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology
Editors
  • Pabulo H Rampelotto
  • Antonio Trincone
Series Title
Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69075-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69075-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69074-2
Series ISSN
2367-1017
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 616
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