The terminologies involved in the area of biotechnology are quite recent and the students and teachers of science, engineering and also research scholars need to know the terms of biotechnology and their meanings to adopt them in their learning and teaching process as well as research work. As there is no compilation of terms related to biotechnology so far, it was felt imperative to have one. It will serve as a ready reference for the graduate and post-graduate level students of biotechnological science and engineering as also the research students and teachers. The present dictionary covers the areas of:
M.H. Fulekar :- M.H. Fulekar is Professor of Environmental Biotechnology in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. He was Head, University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2005-2008). He is Academic Coordinator of UMDAE CBS (Biology) Mumbai. He is Chairman of Ad hoc Board of Studies in Life Sciences, University of Mumbai and Chairman of Ad hoc Board of Studies in Environmental Sciences, Nagpur University. He is also rendering his expertise in Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences to various scientific bodies/organizations. He has had an international assignment on industrial hygiene/chemical safety in Australia, Bangkok and Singapore. He has to his credit a number of research papers and articles published in international and national journals of repute. He is the author of: Environmental Biotechnology: Chemical Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Dictionary of Biotechnology (IK International), and Bioinformatics: Applications in Life & Environmental Sciences. His biography was included in “The Marquis Who’s Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century” in 2000 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also a member of New York Academy of Sciences, USA. He is well known nationally and internationally for his work on environment sciences/environmental biotechnology.