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Molecular Biology of Kinetoplastid Parasites review

Excerpt from a book review of Molecular Biology of Kinetoplastid Parasites
"... provides a detailed account of a number of essential processes in kinetoplastids ... I would therefore recommend this book to researchers" from Parasites and Vectors (2018) 11:401 read more ...
Edited by: Hemanta K. Majumder
Reviews the current research in kinetoplastid parasites with an emphasis on cellular and molecular biology.

Recommended conference: Superbugs and Superdrugs USA

November 12 - 13, 2018 Superbugs and Superdrugs USA
Iselin, New Jersey, USA Further information
The issue of antibacterial resistance is becoming increasingly prevalent within the world of modern medicine. Difficult-to-treat pathogens create an incredibly real issue within clinical environments; and the problem needs to be addressed with novel treatments and the development of mechanisms which circumvent current therapeutic barriers. To address the ever-growing need of informative and thought provoking discussion, in order to address these industry issues, Superbugs and Superdrugs USA conference will offer a jam-packed agenda with presentations from key industry leaders and up-and-coming thinkers, within the field.
www.superbugs-usa.com

Prions

Akikazu Sakudo and Takashi Onodera present a new book on Prions: Current Progress in Advanced Research (Second Edition)
The book opens with an introductory chapter that provides an overview. This is followed by four chapters (chapters 2-5) dealing with fundamental aspects of prion biology, including functions of the cellular isoform of prion protein (PrPC) and molecular mechanisms of prion diseases. The next two chapters (chapters 6-7) focus on clinical aspects of human prion diseases and current approaches for effective inactivation methods. The last part of the book (chapters 8-9) summarizes animal prion diseases, including BSE, scrapie and chronic wasting disease (CWD). In the final chapter, Professor Onodera discusses the likely future direction of research. This book is essential reading for everyone working with prions from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and for those working in clinical environments read more ...
Edited by: Akikazu Sakudo and Takashi Onodera
Essential reading for everyone working with prions from the PhD student to the experienced scientist.

The SMi 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference

January 21 - 22, 2019 The SMi 8th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference London, UK Further information Join industry experts to discuss and analyze the latest advances and challenges within the industry. Network with industry professionals, discuss the revision of Annex 1, gain insight into novel rapid microbiology methods, explore case studies on contamination control and consider the issues surrounding data integrity.

Cyanobacteria book available now

The new book on Cyanobacteria edited by Dmitry A. Los is available now read more ...
Cyanobacteria: Signaling and Regulation Systems
Author: Dmitry A. Los
Essential for anyone with an interest in cyanobacteria, stress responses, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and biotechnology.

Viruses of Microorganisms book available now

The new book on Viruses of Microorganisms edited by Paul Hyman and Stephen T. Abedon is available now read more ...
Viruses of Microorganisms
Edited by: Paul Hyman and Stephen T. Abedon
In this multi-authored volume, international experts review the genomics, ecology, comparative biology and biotechnological applications of these fascinating viruses.
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