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Food Science and Food Biotechnology in Developing Countries

Ashok Pandey (Editor) Diana Jasso Cantu (Editor) Efren Delgado Licon (Editor) Juliana Morales Castro (Editor) Cristobal Noe Aguilar (Editor)

This book features articles on several aspects of food science and technology, including the food biotechnology, emerging technology and food packaging, food enzymology, food fermentation, food processing, functional foods, sensory evaluation of the foods, molecular biology aspects of the food science and technology, and food quality. These have been presented in nine sections in the book; each section comprises several chapters. All the chapters have been written by the subject experts, who have shared their knowledge and research findings in the articles. The articles clearly demonstrate that how the biotechnology has impacted the food science and technology. The book contains information useful to the food engineers, chemists, biologists, ingredient suppliers, and other professionals involved in the food chain.

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About the authors

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is born in 1956. He graduated from the University of Kanpur in 1974 (Biology), took Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1976 and PhD in Micro-biology from the University of Allahabad in 1979. He worked at the National Sugar Institute, Kanpur and Suddeutsche Zucker AG Germany as Scientist. Since 1987, he is working in the Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum. Presently, he is Deputy Director and Head of Biotechnology Division. Professor Pandey has strong research interest in the area of Industrial Biotechnology, especially in Bioprocess Technology. Solid-state fermentation has been his one of the main domains of R&D. He has 5 patents and more than 200 papers, and has guided five PhD, teo M Tech and 36 M Sc thesis. He has edited and Encyclopaedia (Haworth Press, USA) and authored/edited 14 books. He is Editor of Bioresource Technology –The international journal from Elsevier, UK. Prof Pandey was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finlaned ((F&H) during 2003-2004, and is currently the President of Biotech Research Society of India, President of the Association of Microbiologists of India (Trivandrum Chapter), and Vice-Chirman (Kerala) of the All India Biotech Association-SC.

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Diana Jasso Cantu

Diana Jasso Cantu was born in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico. She studied the Industrial Chemistry in the School of Chemistry, universidad Autonoma de Coahuila (Mexico). Her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees were obtained from Universidad Autonoma Agraria, Coahuila, Mexico, and Presently heading the research Department. Dra. Jasso is part of the faculty of the program on Agricultural Parasitology and production System Engineering. Among 95 recognitions and distinctions, she was awarded as researcher Level II by the Mexican Council of Science and technology (CONACYT) and also, she was awarded as “Scientific woman” by the government of Coahuila State in Mexico. In 2001, her contribution on the antifungal activity of Aloe vera juice against phitopatogenic fungi received the prize of the international Conference New Crops, New Uses, Strength in Diversity (USA). She was participated as supervisor of 80 bachelor thesis, 25 M.Sc. thesis and 9 Ph.D. thesis. She has published 72 papers, 12 chapters in book and has presented several contributions in more than 80 international scientific meetings and 60 in committees. She is member of the national committees of evaluation of projects financed by CONACYT and reviewer of several journals published by Elsevier and Global Science Books.  

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Efren Delgado Licon

Dr. Efren Delgado Licon is working in the Chemical and Biochemical Department of the Institute tecnologico de Durango (ITD). He is Food Biochemist from the Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He is currently working with plant proteins, cereal biochemistry, processing and quality of potato and food biochemistry. Dr. Delgado has visited several laboratories and institutions around the world. He has published 10 scientific papers, one book and two book chapters. He has been the director of 24 national and international research projects and supervisor of 32 thesis works (UG and PG). He has representative in the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioenginnering in the Durango State.

Juliana Morales Castro

Dr. Juliana Morales –Castro is professor at the Technological Institute of Durango, in the city of Durango, Mexico. Her research interests are in Food Science, especially on Post-harvest technology of fruits and vegetables and active packaging. Dr. Morales-Castro has directed 20 research projects funded by different institutions. She has published 20 articles and two chapters of the books. Under her supervision, 20 students got their Master of Science degree and 10 students at the bachelor’s level. She was elected the first President of the Mexican Association of Food science AMECA, A.C. She is the recipient of the Luis Donaldo Colossio Award for her contribution to the advance the S & T in the state of Durango. She has also received the Distinction of                 national researcher level I by the Mexican government. During the year 2001, she was member of the Advisory Council to the Committee of the Science and technology of the Congress in Mexico.

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Cristobal Noe Aguilar

Cristobal Noe Aguilar is the leader of the group on food Science and technology of the department of Food research, School of Chemistry. Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Mexico. Prof. Aguilar is biological chemist from the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila: he took his M.Sc. degree from the Universidad autonoma de Chiahuahua, UAC and PhD from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, UAM (2000). During 2001 he was working in the university of Georgia. USA and the universite de Marseille, France. He has been on Editorial board of three journals, including one international journal. He has working on food enzymes production by fungal cultures, solid state cultures and tannins-tannases system. Dr. Aguliar has visited several laboratories and institutions in France, Portugal and USA. He has published several papers including short communications, policy/review, and original research papers, and guided research work leading to PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree (Biotechnology and Food Science & technology) as also a dozen short term research training projects in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He is ad hoc reviewer for grants for various scientific programs of CONACTYT, ECOS and Albans-EU. He is member of the American Association for Advance of Science, Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (presently is president of Coahuila delegation), Mexican Academy of Chemical Engineering Educations and research, vice-president of the Mexican association of Food Science. He is recipient of the Mexican Food Science and technology Award (2003), Agro Bio Award (2005) and is SNI member.

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Bibliographic information

Title Food Science and Food Biotechnology in Developing Countries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788187680147
length xii+508p., Tables; Figures; References; 25cm.