Animal venoms: their source, composition, and uses

  • Publication Year: 2020
  • ISBN: 9781774073384
  • Price: $160
  • Publisher: Delve Publishing
  • Binding Type: Hardcover

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Animal venoms their source, composition, and uses explains the readers about the various sources of venom and informs them about the ways in which animal venom is extracted. The readers are also informed about the various uses of animal venom and the various application related to it. It provides the readers with the required insights on the several applications of venom and explain the importance of venom in treatment of some serious diseases and uses in medicines. This book also discusses about the background on animal toxins and venoms, some new aspects of venom, the latest finding in animal venom, discussion on snake venom, peptide therapy that is based on venom, the various trends in pharmacology and biochemistry, peptides obtained from scorpions and the anticancer effects of the jellyfish venom.

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Shiv Sanjeevi Sripathi secured second rank in Mumbai University and first rank in his college at his undergrad level and in his college during his Masters and has worked on a stem cell project at the Specialized Centre for Cell Based Therapy (SCCT), KEM Hospital at Mumbai, following which he was a Junior Research Fellow at Microbiology & Cell Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from August 2009 to November 2011. The field of work involved cloning of cell wall genes and transcription factors in E. coli & M. smegmatis. This was followed by a stint as a Research and Development Executive at Transasia Biomedicals, Mumbai where he worked on patent writing and Immunoassays from 2011 till 2013. In 2013, he entered the teaching field where he has been tutoring biology and chemistry to the students of 11th and 12th grades along with English grammar and communication skills to people of all age groups.

Dr Prerna Pandey, a biotechnologist with several years of wet lab research experience, has worked as a senior research fellow at International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. Her field of research in PhD included isolation and molecular characterization of Geminiviruses, genome sequencing, gene annotation, as well as gene silencing using the RNA interference technology. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field and has a submitted a number of annotated Geminiviral genome sequences in the GenBank, including two novel ones. Prerna has also completed her editing and proof-reading courses from SfEP, UK and now works as a freelance scientific editor, writer and a subject matter expert. She has edited and co-authored several books on a range of topics in Life-Sciences. When Prerna is not busy with her assignments, she loves visiting historical places.