Sample Preparation Techniques for Soil, Plant, and Animal Samples

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Miodrag Micic
Springer New York, Jan 29, 2016 - Science - 406 pages
The Sample Preparation Techniques for Environmental, Plant, and Animal Samples handbook is a collection of best practices, recipes and theoretical information aimed at anyone who works with any type of molecular biology, proteomics, or metabolomics research involving diffi cult and tough-to-process samples, and thus is exposed to the seemingly unbreakable bottleneck of sample preparation. Th is book is most useful to researchers preparing nucleic acids and proteins from environmental (e.g., soil, marine, and wastewater, feces) and tough microbiological (e.g., spores, yeasts, gram positive bacteria) samples, as well as solid tissue samples from plants and animals. This book is the first comprehensive piece of literature dealing with applications of bead beating technology and other types of mechanical homogenization sample preparation.

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Miodrag “Mickey” Mićić , Ph.D., Sc.D., M.T.M., C.S.W.P. is the Department Chair and Professor at the Department of Engineering Design Technology and Department of New Products Development at Cerritos College. He is also a Project Scientist at the BioMEMS Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine. He is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Applied Ecology—Futura at Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Mićić is a consultant to several life sciences, medical devices, and biotech companies. Prior to his current position at Cerritos College, Dr. Mićić was the Vice President of Research and Development at MP Biomedicals LLC (Formerly ICN Biomedicals Inc), Irvine, CA, USA. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Application Scientist at Veeco Metrology, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Dr. Mićić did his postdoctoral work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Pacifi c Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, WA, USA. He is the author of 67 publications in leading scientific journals, with over 1,400 citations. Dr. Mićić holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA. He holds an M.T.M. degree from Washington State University, WA, USA. Further, Dr. Mićić holds Sc.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Physical Chemistry; a B.Sc./B.Ed. in Physics and Fundamentals of Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; and a B.Eng. degree in Mechanical/Naval Architecture Engineering from the Polytechnic Academy of New Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. He is also an FAA licensed instrument-rated commercial pilot and a PADI master scuba diver.

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