Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Bacterial Biofilms

Theerthankar Das

University of Sydney

A pioneering researcher in bacterial biofilms, University of Sydney Research Fellow, published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, book editions in relates to bacterial biofilm and infection. Dr. Das won various research funding/grants from Sydney University, Industry, and the Australian Government valued at more than $4.5 million.


Infection Antibiotic Resistance Treatment Microbial Remediation Health and Economic Catastrophic Bacterial Biofilms Medical Impacts Environmental Impacts Healthcare Water Purification System Mining Industry Minerals

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About the book

This book “Bacterial Biofilms” will aim to describe both negative and positive impacts of bacterial biofilms in the medical and environmental arena. This book is dispensed into different chapters that describe the role of bacteria in human day-to-day life. The content of this book will be written in a simple scientific language that would accommodate and enlighten audiences from different scientific backgrounds not limited to scientists, higher degree and undergraduate research students in the field of environmental microbiology, infectious diseases, immunologist, pharmacist, medical practitioner, and school students. Bacteria that prefer to exist in colonized forms i.e., in biofilm state have been responsible for detrimental effects on humans, animals, birds, and plant's health in terms of biofilm-associated infections and morbidity, and mortality. The problem of biofilm-associated infection is drastic in lower- and middle-income countries in comparison to developed countries. One big aspect of biofilms is its resistance to antibiotics and antibacterial agents that constitutes collapse of the healthcare system and hindrance of global economic development. On the other hand, biofilms are essential and have been promising in terms of bioremediation of organic pollutants, water purification system, and great acquaintance in the extraction of mineral ores in the mining industry.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 26th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 22nd 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 12th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: June 11th 2022

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About the editor

Theerthankar Das

University of Sydney

Dr. Theerthankar Das (Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia) is an experienced microbiologist. He joined the University of Sydney after being awarded the prestigious University of Sydney Fellowship in 2015. His primary research focuses on the development of novel strategies to disrupt bacterial biofilms. In recent years, he has won various research funding/grants from Sydney University, Industry, and the Australian Government valued at more than $4.5 million. To date, Dr. Das has authored/co-authored thirty publications, and six book chapters in eminent journals and books and have edited a book and guest editor for Scientific Journal. He is also a reviewer for many high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Das currently supervises Ph.D. students and teaches first-year Medical and Advanced Medical Bacteriology students.

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