Genomics-Driven Healthcare

Trends in Disease Prevention and Treatment

Editors: Pathak, Yashwant (Ed.)

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  • Outlines steps for translating functional genomics into rational therapeutics
  • Describes recent trends in understanding the influence of genomics in disease and disease prevention
  • Provides understanding of the contribution of "-omics"-driven pharmaceuticals in delivering better health care
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This book evaluates trends arising in “-Omics” sciences in terms of their current and potential future application to therapeutic design and understanding of disease. Chapters consider the impact of pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics on drug development, as well as trends in genomics, as applied to understanding of neurodegenerative and lung disease, psychiatry and oncology.

Following the genome studies released in early part of this century, the advent of the -Omics sciences (genomics and pharmacogenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics) has seen the expansion of a vast knowledgebase with utility in preventing and treating disease, and improving health for all. Bioinformatics and improved pharmacogenetic understanding forge a path for improved drug discovery and design methods accounting for differences in delivery and disposition across populations.

About the authors

Dr Yashwant Pathak is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Full Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Morsani College of Medicine and College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF). He is an internationally recognized scholar, researcher and educator in the areas of health care education, nanotechnology, drug delivery systems and nutraceuticals.

Dr Pathak was awarded his MPharm and PhD from Nagpur University, India. He also holds an Executive MBA and Masters in Conflict Management from Sullivan University, Louisville, USA. His post-doctoral training was at Royal free Hospital London, UK, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

In addition to his primary roles, Dr Pathak is also Professor at  USF College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and USF College of Sustainability; Adjunct Professor at JSS University Mysore, India; holds adjunct appointments at the University of West Indies Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad And Tobago, and the College of Business at USF for DBA programs; and is a member of the Advisory Board for NERC (Nanotechnology Education and Research Centre) College of Engineering, USF. Prior to these current appointments, he gained 9 years of experience as Dean at USF and 17 years as faculty and researcher. He has also worked as Chair of the International Working group for USF Health and Director of the Nano Center.

Dr Pathak has over 150 research publications and over 22 edited books. He has presented his work in more than 100 national and international conferences. In the last two years he has been awarded the Fulbright Senior Scholar Core Fellowship Award 2015-2016 for Indonesia; the Endeavour Executive fellowship by Australian Government 2015 in collaboration with Deakin University; the CNPQ Brazil Government Fellowship; the Outstanding Achievement Award for Global Engagement by USF; the Outstanding faculty Award for USF March 2017; and been made a Fellow of NSF I-Corps USF 2016.

Reviews

“This is an update on the current understanding of pharmacogenomics, drug targets, and drug transporters. … This book appears to be written for practitioners and provides clinically relevant information that can be used in practice. … One of the unique aspects of this book is the focus on the implications of pharmacogenomics with respect to disease prevention, not merely treatment.” (Nicole Sifontis, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2018)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Rethinking Drug Discovery and Targeting After the Genomic Revolution

    Chejara, Dharmesh R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Living Between Sickness and Health: Where Is the Human Genome Leading Us?

    Broadwater, Amy (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Pharmacogenomics: Setting Newer Paradigms of Genetics in Therapy and Medicine

    Dey, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Bioinformatics and Pharmacogenomics: Tools to Understand and Accelerate Infectious Disease Control

    Sharma, Ashwani (et al.)

    Pages 59-69

  • Race and Ethnicity: Understanding Difference in the Genome Era

    Kelly, Shannon (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7506-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7505-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genomics-Driven Healthcare
Book Subtitle
Trends in Disease Prevention and Treatment
Editors
  • Yashwant Pathak
Copyright
2018
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7506-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7506-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7505-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 409
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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