Life sciences, research plays an important role in the R&D system, for appliances in the multidisciplinary areas, related to living creatures. It generates new knowledge and understanding that provide the foundation for applied research and development. The basic research provides reliable information on multidisciplinary area of the biology for application in the life system, more intensive knowledge creation through basic research could be seen as a way to enhance innovative activities. Life sciences advances go beyond molecular base science. Improvement also puts ahead behavioural sciences and ecology. The greatest advances of the recent past requirement combination of technology which include ecosystem and biodiversity study, biotechnology aspect, proteomic and genomic studies leading to metagenomic and the healthcare using the diagnosis, prevention of disorder and disease. The combination of multidisciplinary research in plants, animals, microorganisms their interaction and the molecular biology, genetic engineering approaches and their advances in cell biology research has taken the life sciences, to the greatest extent for the wide horizons of life. This book deals with the recent trends in life sciences and will be beneficial for the postgraduates and research scholars of life sciences, environmental sciences, molecular biologist and biotechnologists.
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.R.K. Kale :- R.K. Kale is Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India. He has been teaching in school of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has published more than 110 research papers in national and international scientific journals. He was awarded ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research – 1996; for his original contribution to radiation biology. He guided research work of 29 students leading to award of Ph.D. and also 6 students for M.Phil degree. He also greatly contributed in the area of higher education and society. He has extensive experience in University Administration and Planning and served the JNU in various capacities including Dean of School of Life Sciences.