The book on Trends in Quorum sensing and Quorum quenching: New perspectives and Applications focuses on the recent advances in the field of quorum sensing in bacteria and the novel strategies for quorum sensing inhibition. The topics covered are multidisciplinary and wide ranging from quorum sensing phenomenon in pathogenic bacteria, food spoilers and agriculturally relevant bacteria. The potential application of quorum sensing inhibitors including small molecules, bioactives, natural compounds and quorum quenching enzymes in controlling bacterial infections, in aquaculture and biofouling are also discussed. Special focus is given to exploring quorum sensing inhibitors from microbes and flora inhabiting biodiversity rich regions including tropical rain forests, various tropical soils, oceans.
- Covers the fundamental aspects and the progresses and the challenges in the field and the future trend
- Reviews quorum sensing in gram positive and gram negative bacteria of clinical, agricultural and industrial relevance
- Discusses the application of quorum sensing inhibitors from lab to clinical and environmental settings
- Provides comprehensive coverage on bacterial signaling mechanism
V Ravishankar Rai earned his MSc and PhD from the University of Mysore, India. Currently, Dr. Rai is working in the Department of Studies in Microbiology, University of Mysore, India. He has been awarded fellowship of UNECSO Biotechnology Action Council, Paris (1996) to visit Murdoch University, Perth, Indo-Israel Cultural Exchange Fellowship (1998), Biotechnology Overseas fellowship, Government of India (2008), Indo-Hungarian Exchange fellowship to visit Budapest (2011) and Bilateral Exchange Fellowship by Indian National Academy of Sciences to visit Turkey (2016). He was invited by Academia Sinica, Taiwan as Visiting Fellow (2010). He received Incoming fellowship from Cardiff University, United Kingdom (2017). Recently, he was invited by Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, Mauritius (2018). He has been awarded Bilateral Exchange Fellowship by Indian National Academy of Sciences to visit Germany (2019), Eric Ojala fund International Travel Fellowship to visit Massey University (2019) and Cambridge-Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme (2020).
Jamuna A. Bai has completed her MSc and PhD in Microbiology from University of Mysore, India. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in JSS Academy of Higher Education Research, India. She has previously worked as Research Associate in UGC sponsored University with Potential Excellence Project and ICMR Senior Research Fellow in University of Mysore, India. Her research interest includes food safety, role of quorum sensing and biofilms in food-related bacteria and developing quorum-sensing inhibitors. She is presently working on antimicrobial application of functionalized nanomaterials against pathogens.