Dr. Basanta Kumara Behera was a professor of biotechnology at three distinguished Indian universities, where he taught postgraduate level courses on bio-energy management and biomass processing technology. In 2009 he joined an MNS company as adviser for specialty chemicals production and design. Behera has authored, or co-authored three books, and his work on hydrogen fuel-cell, and microbial transformation of regiospecific complex botanical molecules have appeared in international repute journals.Dr. Ajit Varma is Distinguished Scientist and Professor of Eminence at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Vice Chairman, Amity Science, Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF) at Amity University Uttar Pradesh. Prior to this he served as professor of microbial technology at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal University till 2004. He has published over 300 research articles in national and international journals, as well as 78 books in the area of microbial technology. He is the editor-in-chief of the book series Soil Biology published by Springer-Verlag, Germany.