Editors: Simmi Kharb, Akshat Singh, Abhyuday Singh, Deepa Kharb

Research Methodology and Project Management in Biotechnology

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ISBN: 978-981-5080-75-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5080-74-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150807421230101


Research Methodology and Project Management in Biotechnology is a vital resource addressing core concepts in the dynamic field of biotechnology. This comprehensive textbook focuses on research methodology, techniques, and project management, and provides essential knowledge for students and faculty in life sciences and allied disciplines.

Key features of the book include learning objectives, self-assessments and exercises, and a simple presentation (using bullet points, tables, and figures) designed to assist comprehension and retention of key information.

The book is split into 5 units with 12 focused chapters:

1. Unit I: Molecular Biology Techniques

       ∘ Covers various techniques used in molecular biology, including nucleic acid isolation, DNA fragmentation, PCR, DNA sequencing, and more.

2. Unit II: Scientific Communication and Literature

       ∘ Introduces the process of research writing.

3. Unit III: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Marketing

       ∘ Covers the role of funding, intellectual property rights, and regulations.

4. Unit IV: Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics

       ∘ Explores DNA sequencing strategies, gene expression analysis, and the role of bioinformatics in drug discovery.

5. Unit V: Advanced Biotechnological Techniques

       ∘ Covers topics such as antisense technology, molecular cytogenetics, pharmacogenomics, next-generation DNA sequencing, and ethical considerations in science and technology.

6. Unit VI: Medical Biotechnology

       ∘ Covers disease detection and diagnosis, genetic diseases, personalized medicine, nanotechnology, gene therapy, regenerative medicine, and the Human Genome Project.

This textbook is suitable for courses aimed to enhance biotechnology project planning and execution skills and building a professional career path in biotechnology.


Students and faculty in life sciences and allied courses.


The core concepts of biotechnology rely upon the application of a series of techniques now increasingly available to the researchers worldwide. The prelude to these techniques is essential for understanding their processes and possible applications leading to successful products & practices. A comprehensive textbook that encompasses the frontiers of technological advancements available in the field of biotechnology and integrates these concepts with the scientific method is hence a need of the day. This book will aim to reestablish and update the fundamental knowledge and understanding required for planning and executing fruitful projects for both students and faculty in biological sciences.

This book progresses with introducing the basic concepts of molecular biology techniques, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics, followed by scientific writing, project writing and funding opportunities available for entrepreneurs in biotechnology, guiding further regarding intellectual property rights and biotechnology regulations. The final chapters of the book are comprised of the modern knowledge and updates essential to every biological researcher on genomics, proteomics, and anti-sense technology, keeping in mind the practices of ethics in scientific research. The finale is focused on the applications of biotechnology in the area of molecular medicine.

Unique features of the book:

a. It is a textbook and not a reference book
b. It is comprehensive and includes various subjects and topics essential for biotechnology researchers
c. Each chapter will have learning objectives, self-assessment exercises, bullet points, tables and figures for better understanding and recollection of the subject/topics.

Simmi Kharb
Department of Biochemistry
and Nodal Officer, Multidisciplinary Research Unit, Pt. B. D
Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak
Haryana 12400, India

Akshat Singh
Research Scholar, University Institute of Engineering
and Technology, MD University
Rohtak, India

Abhyuday Singh
Department of Computers, University of Southern California
LosAngeles, USA

Deepa Kharb
Faculty, Indian Law Institute
New Delhi, India