Microbial lipases are industrially important and have gained their attention due to their stability, selectivity, and broad substrate specificity. Lipases are used as a medicine and also aid in indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn’s disease, and cystic fibrosis. This new volume, Lipase: An Industrial Enzyme Through Metagenomics, considers the industrial demand for new sources of lipases with different catalytic characteristics that stimulate the growth and development isolation of new strains. The volume narrates the challenging metagenomic approach with the isolation of the lipase gene, its cloning into Escherichia coli, culture of the recombinant bacteria, and extraction and assessment of the lipase enzyme.
About the Authors / Editors:
B. K. Konwar, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechechnology, Tezpur University (Central), Assam, India
B. K. Konwar, PhD, is currently Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechechnology at Tezpur University (Central), Assam, India. He obtained his MSc agricultural degree in plant breeding and genetics from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India. He has worked as a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor at the university. His PhD in plant biotechnology is from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom. He was formerly affiliated with the Tocklai Experimental Station, Tea Research Association, Jorhat, Assam, India, as a Senior Scientist (Botany and Biotechnology). Other appointments include Professor and Department Head, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Tezpur University (Central), Napaam, Tezpur, Assam, India; Head of the Centre for Petroleum Biotechnology, DBT (DST, Govt of India; Dean, School of Science and Technology, Tezpur University; and Vice-Chancellor, Nagaland University (Central), HQ: Lumami (campuses: Meriema, Medziphema, Dimapur), Nagaland, India.
Dr. Konwar has carried out 12 research projects of national importance as the principal investigator and has supervised over 40 MSc students who carried out research projects at Assam Agricultural University and Tezpur University. He and his research group so far deposited 11 gene (DNA) sequences in national/international gene banks and have published 139 research papers in reputed and impact factor bearing (1-6) international/national journals, along with many papers in seminars and onference proceedings in India and abroad. He published more than 130 popular science, environment, biotechnology, history, national integration, higher education, research needs, and other articles in various Assamese magazines and newspapers, as well as more than 30 scientific articles in English magazines in addition to several books, booklets, and book chapters.
Kalpana Sagar, PhD
Research Associate, Delhi University, India
Kalpana Sagar, PhD, is currently a Research Associate at Delhi University. She has earned her PhD in molecular biology and biotechnology from Tezpur University under the supervision of Prof. B. K. Konwar.
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