Science and Technology Against Microbial Pathogens: Research, Development and Evaluation : Proceedings of the International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2010), Valladolid, Spain, 3-5 November 2010

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A. Mendez-Vilas
World Scientific, 2011 - Anti-infective agents - 432 pages
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The aim of this book is to disseminate the most recent research in science and technology against microbial pathogens presented at the first edition of the ICAR Conference Series (ICAR2010) held in Valladolid, Spain, in November 2010. This volume is a compilation of 86 chapters written by active researchers that offer information and experiences and afford critical insights into anti-microbe strategies in a general context marked by the threat posed by the increasing antimicrobial resistance of pathogenic microorganisms. OC AntiOCO is here taken in a wide sense as OC against cell cycle, adhesion, or communicationOCO, and when harmful for the human health (infectious diseases, chemotherapy etc.) and industry or economy (food, agriculture, water systems etc.) The book examines this interesting subject area from antimicrobial resistance (superbugs, emerging and re-emerging pathogens etc.), to the use of natural products or microbes against microbial pathogens, not forgetting antimicrobial chemistry, physics and material science. Readers will find in a single volume, up-to-date information of the current knowledge in antimicrobial research. The book is recommended for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines that are contributing in the battle against harmful microorganisms, not only those more traditionally involved in this research area (microbiologists, biochemists, geneticists, clinicians etc.), but also experimental and theoretical/computational chemists, physicists or engineers."
 

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Contents

Nonantibiotics Biocides
39
Clinical and Preclinical Trials
55
Terrestrial and Marine Organisms
73
Antimicrobial Surfaces Biofilms Quorum Sensing Consumer Products
129
Methods and Techniques Mechanisms of Action Physics
211
Resistance and Susceptibility
269
Chemistry
363
Antimicrobial Microbes and Viruses Biosynthesis of Antibiotics
391
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Antonio Mendez-Vilas is currently the President-Director of FORMATEX, a regional Spanish private research centre. With an academic background in Physics (University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain), he moved to the private R&D sector. At the same time he has developed applied research as an active member of the Biosurfaces and Interfacial Phenomena Group of the University, with an emphasis on the application of nanotechnological tools to the study of microbial cells characterization and adhesion to surfaces of biomedical interest. He has acted as guest editor for a number of journal special issues, and has acted as editor for two previous books.

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