Marian Petre

ProfessorUniversity of PitestiRomania

Professor Marian Petre, Bachelor in Science and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, graduated Faculty of Biology at Bucharest University in 1981. He worked as microbiologist at National Institute of R & D in Floriculture (1982-1984), as research assistant and, then as principal investigator at R & D Institute for Vegetables and Fruits Processing (1984-1994), Research Centre for Ecological Technologies (1994-1998), National Institute of R & D in Biological Sciences (1998-2000). Since 2000, he became lecturer at the Ecological University of Bucharest (2000-2004) and from 2004 to 2007 he worked as senior researcher at National Institute for R & D in Horticultural Biotechnology Stefanesti-Arges. Since 2007, he is teaching as professor of biotechnology for environmental protection, microbiology and bioremediation at the University of Pitesti, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Natural Sciences. So far, he wrote and published over 140 papers, 50 of them being published in international journals and proceeding volumes all over the world. During the last decade, he registered as first author 10 Romanian patents in the field of biotechnology for edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation and he has been awarded with gold and silver medals at international exhibitions for inventions, research and new technologies in Brussels, Geneva and SuZhou (China). He wrote 10 books published in Romania and 2 book chapters published by Marcel Dekker and Kluwer Academic Publishers. He was invited as chairman of five international congresses, conferences and symposia as well as member of the scientific committee of international conference on mushroom biology and mushroom products. He is editor assistant at Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment as well as editorial board member of Annals of Forest Research

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Biotechnology is the scientific field of studying and applying the most efficient methods and techniques to get useful end-products for the human society by using viable micro-organisms, cells, and tissues of plants or animals, or even certain functional components of their organisms, that are grown in fully controlled conditions to maximize their specific metabolism inside fully automatic bioreactors. It is very important to make the specific difference between biotechnology as a distinct science of getting valuable products from molecules, cells or tissues of viable organisms, and any other applications of bioprocesses that are based on using the whole living plants or animals in different fields of human activities such as bioremediation, environmental protection, organic agriculture, or industrial exploitation of natural resources. The volume Advances in Applied Biotechnology is a scientific book containing recent advances of selected research works that are ongoing in certain biotechnological applications. Fourteen chapters divided in four sections related to the newest biotechnological achievements in environmental protection, medicine and health care, biopharmaceutical producing, molecular genetics, and tissue engineering are presented.

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