The co-editor's short CV, as specified on the book preparation formDr. Durairaj Thirumurugan is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kancheepuram, India. He has rich experience in the field of actinobacteriology. He has deposited several nucleotide sequences in GenBank. He has published 12 research and review articles in national and international peer reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. He has attended numerous seminars, symposia and workshops. He has also organized many seminars and workshops.