"Dr. Khan’s Biotechnology Fundamentals serves as a great introduction to the field; presenting the various topics with clear definitions along with real-world examples and applications. In this second edition, Dr. Khan has included an introduction to several new exciting interdisciplinary areas such as biorobotics, biomimetics and epigenetics. These are all relatively new areas in biotechnology that show great promise and are exciting areas to explore."
―Alexandra Gorgevska, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Florida, USA
About the Author
Dr. Firdos Alam Khan is chairperson of the department of biotechnology at Manipal University in Dubai. He received his doctoral degree in the field of neuroscience from Nagpur University, India and has more than 15 years of research and teaching experience in various domains of biotechnology. His area of specialty in biotechnology includes stem cell technology, pharmacology, and neuroscience. He did his first postdoctoral research from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India and his second postdoctoral training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He also worked with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, USA on a Parkinson’s’ research project. He later joined Reliance Life Sciences Mumbai, India and worked on adult and embryonic stem cell projects. He has written numerous articles in various national and international journals in the areas of neuroscience, neuropharmcology and stem cell biology. He has filed several patents in the field of stem cell technology in India, Europe, and USA, and he has been associated with international scientific organizations including the International Brain Research Organization in France and the Society for Neuroscience in the U.S. He has also been a presenter at more than 20 different international conferences in places including India, China, Thailand, and the United States.