Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification
Author: Om Prakash Gupta,Vanita Pandey,Sneh Narwal,Pradeep Sharma,Sewa Ram,Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0128184450
ISBN 13: 9780128184455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification Book Review:

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification addresses topics associated with the alleviation of malnutrition in globally diverse populations via wheat and barley biofortification. The book synthesizes the current trends of malnutrition across the globe, the need for wheat and barley nutritional enhancement and how agronomic, microbial and molecular understanding of biofortification can help in devising significant approaches and strategies. In addition, it includes discussions on potential genetic variability available and their efficient utilization in wheat and barley for molecular breeding for nutrients, challenges and opportunities for bioavailability, and technical advancement for analysis of bioavailability. Addresses the need for wheat and barley biofortification to address global nutrition demands Places emphasis on the current agronomic and molecular understanding of biofortification Discusses the potential utilization of genetic variability Highlights the economics of biofortification over fortification technology

Biofortification of Food Crops

Biofortification of Food Crops
Author: Ummed Singh,C S Praharaj,S S Singh,N P Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 8132227166
ISBN 13: 9788132227168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofortification of Food Crops Book Review:

The chapters presented in this book ‘Biofortification of Food Crops’ depict how agricultural technological interventions have true role in alleviating malnutrition. This book highlights the role of multidisciplinary approaches to cope up with the challenges of micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger which is an alarming public health issue in most parts of the world including India. In this endeavour, different biofortification approaches such as agronomic (or ferti-fortification), breeding, biotechnological, physiological, microbial etc. has fulfilled their different mandates of nutrient enrichment of food crops including cereals and pulses. The contents of the book proves that biofortified plants have adequate potential to nourish nutrient depleted soils, help increase crop productivity and provide nutritional benefits to plants, humans and livestock. The content and quality of information presented in this book will definitely provide multiple novel ideas of advance techniques and will stimulate innovative thoughts and directions amongst researchers and policy makers in the field of biofortification. In addition, the contributions presented in the book will be a good source of background knowledge and technical know-how to educate the readers about biofortification. The authors hope that the book entitled “Biofortification of Food Crops” would provide a suitable platform in our collective efforts for an appropriate dialogue among the scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and farmers in reducing the budding issues of malnutrition through novel approaches and means.

From soil to seed micronutrient movement into and within the plant

From soil to seed  micronutrient movement into and within the plant
Author: Raul Antonio Sperotto,Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky,Lorraine Elizabeth Williams,Marta Wilton Vasconcelos,Paloma Koprovski Menguer
Publsiher: Frontiers E-books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN 10: 2889193519
ISBN 13: 9782889193516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From soil to seed micronutrient movement into and within the plant Book Review:

In all living organisms, essential micronutrients are cofactors of many ubiquitous proteins that participate in crucial metabolic pathways, but can also be toxic when present in excessive concentrations. In order to achieve correct homeostasis, plants need to control uptake of metals from the environment, their distribution to organs and tissues, and their subcellular compartmentalization. They also have to avoid deleterious accumulation of metals and metalloids such as Cd, As and Al. These multiple steps are controlled by their transport across various membrane structures and their storage in different organelles. Thus, integration of these transport systems required for micronutrient trafficking within the plant is necessary for physiological processes to work efficiently. To cope with the variable availability of micronutrients, plants have evolved an intricate collection of physiological and developmental processes, which are under tight control of short- and long-range signaling pathways. Understanding how plants perceive and deal with different micronutrient concentrations, from regulation to active transport, is important to completing the puzzle of plant metal homeostasis. This is an essential area of research, with several implications for plant biology, agriculture and human nutrition. There is a rising interest in developing plants that efficiently mobilize specific metals and prosper in soils with limited micronutrient availability, as well as those that can selectively accumulate beneficial micronutrients in the edible parts while avoiding contaminants such as Cd and As. However, there is still an important gap in our understanding of how nutrients reach the seeds and the relative contribution of each step in the long pathway from the rhizosphere to the seed. Possible rate-limiting steps for micronutrient accumulation in grains should be the primary targets of biotechnological interventions aiming at biofortification. Over the last 10 years, many micronutrient uptake- and transport-related processes have been identified at the molecular and physiological level. The systematic search for mutants and transcriptional responses has allowed analysis of micronutrient-signaling pathways at the cellular level, whereas physiological approaches have been particularly useful in describing micronutrient-signaling processes at the organ and whole-plant level. Large-scale elemental profiling using high-throughput analytical methodologies and their integration with both bioinformatics and genetic tools, along with metal speciation, have been used to decipher the functions of genes that control micronutrients homeostasis. In this research topic, we will follow the pathway of metal movement from the soil to the seed and describe the suggested roles of identified gene products in an effort to understand how plants acquire micronutrients from the soil, how they partition among different tissues and subcellular organelles, and how they regulate their deficiency and overload responses. We also highlight the current work on heavy metals and metalloids uptake and accumulation, the studies on metal selectivity in transporters and the cross-talk between micro and macronutrients. Thus, we believe a continued dialogue and sharing of ideas amongst plant scientists is critical to a better understanding of metal movement into and within the plant.

Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization

Wheat Improvement  Management and Utilization
Author: Ruth Wanyera,James Owuoche
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 9535131516
ISBN 13: 9789535131519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization Book Review:

The Wheat Improvement, Management, and Utilization book covers some of the most recent research areas that touch on enhancement of wheat productivity. It is obvious that wheat is one of the major staple crops grown globally. This crop has widely been researched on considering that, for instance, it is afflicted by various abiotic and biotic stresses that limit its growth and productivity. Today?s goal of wheat improvement consistently is to develop varieties that are high yielding with good processing and technological qualities, well adapted and tolerant to prevailing biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, this is a valuable reference book on wheat improvement, agronomy, and end-use qualities, particularly for those who work in research organizations and higher academic institutions. Moreover, it provides an invaluable resource for readers interested in a quick review of trending topics in wheat.

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley
Author: Manuel Martinez
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 3039213717
ISBN 13: 9783039213719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley Book Review:

Allohexaploid bread wheat and diploid barley are two of the most cultivated crops in the world. This book reports novel research and reviews concerning the use of modern technologies to understand the molecular bases for wheat and barley improvement. The contributions published in this book illustrate research advances in wheat and barley knowledge using modern molecular techniques. These molecular approaches cover genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenomic levels, together with new tools for gene identification and the development of novel molecular markers. Overall, the contributions for this book lead to a further understanding of regulatory systems in order to improve wheat and barley performance.

Breeding for Staple Food Crops with High Micronutrient Density

Breeding for Staple Food Crops with High Micronutrient Density
Author: Robin David Graham,Ross M. Welch
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sulphur in Agroecosystems

Sulphur in Agroecosystems
Author: E. Schnug
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1998-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780792351238
ISBN 13: 0792351231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sulphur in Agroecosystems Book Review:

This is the second volume in the series Nutrients in Ecosystems. Sulphur as an essential plant nutrient has received little scientific attention. This book cannot be an encyclopedia of S in all the media mentioned nor in all ecozones of the globe. However, it aims to give an overview about our present knowledge with a special focus on the S situation in agrosystems of industrialised Western Europe.

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices
Author: Sindhu sareen,Pradeep Sharma,Charan Singh,Poonam Jasrotia,Gyanendra Pratap Singh,Ashok Kumar Sarial
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0128226307
ISBN 13: 9780128226308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices Book Review:

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices is based on the presentations of the 4th International Group Meeting on "Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices," and moves beyond the presentations to provide additional depth and breadth on this important topic. Focused specifically on wheat, and with chapters contributed by globally renowned pioneers in the field of cereal science, the book helps readers understand climate change and its effects on different aspects of wheat production in different parts of the world. This book will be important for those in research and industry seeking to contribute to the effective feeding of the world’s population. Encompasses the possible impact of climate change and future strategies to enhance wheat production on a sustainable basis Explores the genetic manipulation of wheat to mitigate the effects of climate change Includes both biotic and abiotic stresses and their management under changing climate

Rice Crop

Rice Crop
Author: Farooq Shah,Zafar Khan,Amjad Iqbal
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1789236002
ISBN 13: 9781789236002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rice Crop Book Review:

Rice is a staple crop in many coastal and non-coastal areas of the globe and requires a large production area. With the increasing trends in population , it is pivotal to increase the production of this important crop for sustainability. The introduction of high-yielding rice cultivars through molecular breeding is one of the possibilities that can ensure sustainability. Additionally, development of new biotic and abiotic stress-resistant cultivars with higher nutritional value can revolutionize the rice industry.

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement
Author: Mohar Singh,Hari D. Upadhyaya
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0128020377
ISBN 13: 9780128020371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement Book Review:

Genetic and Genomic Resources For Cereals Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest available genetic resources and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping, and allele mining that are needed to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains. As grain cereals, including rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and millets constitute the bulk of global diets, both of vegetarian and non-vegetarian, there is a greater need for further genetic improvement, breeding, and plant genetic resources to secure the future food supply. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop development and the changes in environmental climate that have had significant impact on crop production. It includes the latest information on tactics that ensure that environmentally robust genes and crops resilient to climate change are identified and preserved. Provides a single-volume resource on the global research work on grain cereals genetics and genomics Presents information for effectively managing and utilizing the genetic resources of this core food supply source Includes coverage of rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and pearl, finger and foxtail millets

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences Downstream Applications in Breeding Gene Isolation GWAS and Evolution

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences  Downstream Applications in Breeding  Gene Isolation  GWAS and Evolution
Author: Dragan Perovic,Hikmet Budak,Kazuhiro Sato,Pierre Sourdille
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 2889639630
ISBN 13: 9782889639632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health
Author: Gilberto Igrejas,Tatsuya M. Ikeda,Carlos Guzmán
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 3030341631
ISBN 13: 9783030341633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Book Review:

Wheat Quality for Improving Processing and Human Health brings together an international group of leading wheat scientists to outline highly relevant and diverse aspects and the latest advances in understanding of the world’s most consumed cereal. Topics covered include LMW glutenins, starch-related proteins, and the impact of processing on composition and consumer health. Individual chapters focus on important factors such as FODMAPs, protein structure, dough viscoelasticity and fumonisins. The environmental effects on allergen content are comprehensively covered, as are phenolic compounds and molecular markers. The major quality screening tools and genetic resources are reviewed in depth. Gluten is a major focus of this work with chapters dedicated to health effects, analytical methods and standards, proteomics and mutant proteins. Starting in 2015, wheat quality scientists from across the globe have united to develop the Expert Working Group for Improving Wheat Quality for Processing and Health under the umbrella of the Wheat Initiative. This joint effort provides a framework to establish strategic research and organisation priorities for wheat research at the international level in both developed and developing countries. This Expert Working Group aims to maintain and improve wheat quality for processing and health under varying environmental conditions. The Group focuses on a broad range of wheat quality issues including seed proteins, carbohydrates, nutrition quality and micronutrient content, grain processing and food safety. Bioactive compounds are also considered, both those with negative effects such as allergens and mycotoxins, and those with positive effects such as antioxidants and fibre. The Group also works in the development of germplasm sets and other tools that promote wheat quality research. Wheat quality specialists working on the wheat value chain, and nutritionists will find this book a useful resource to increase and update their knowledge of wheat quality, nutrition and health issues.

Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement Volume 2

Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement  Volume 2
Author: Satbir Singh Gosal,Shabir Hussain Wani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2018-07-09
ISBN 10: 331990650X
ISBN 13: 9783319906508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement Volume 2 Book Review:

During the past 15 years, cellular and molecular approaches have emerged as valuable adjuncts to supplement and complement conventional breeding methods for a wide variety of crop plants. Biotechnology increasingly plays a role in the creation, conservation, characterization and utilization of genetic variability for germplasm enhancement. For instance, anther/microspore culture, somaclonal variation, embryo culture and somatic hybridization are being exploited for obtaining incremental improvement in the existing cultivars. In addition, genes that confer insect- and disease-resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, herbicide tolerance and quality traits have been isolated and re-introduced into otherwise sensitive or susceptible species by a variety of transgenic techniques. Together these transformative methodologies grant access to a greater repertoire of genetic diversity as the gene(s) may come from viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, animals, human beings, unrelated plants or even be artificially derived. Remarkable achievements have been made in the production, characterization, field evaluation and commercialization of transgenic crop varieties worldwide. Likewise, significant advances have been made towards increasing crop yields, improving nutritional quality, enabling crops to be raised under adverse conditions and developing resistance to pests and diseases for sustaining global food and nutritional security. The overarching purpose of this 3-volume work is to summarize the history of crop improvement from a technological perspective but to do so with a forward outlook on further advancement and adaptability to a changing world. Our carefully chosen “case studies of important plant crops” intend to serve a diverse spectrum of audience looking for the right tools to tackle complicated local and global issues.

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries
Author: Elke K Arendt,Emanuele Zannini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 0857098926
ISBN 13: 9780857098924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries Book Review:

Cereals are a staple of the human diet and have a significant effect on health. As a result, they are of major significance to the food industry. Cereal grains for the food and beverage industries provides a comprehensive overview of all of the important cereal and pseudo-cereal species, from their composition to their use in food products. The book reviews the major cereal species, starting with wheat and triticale before covering rye, barley and oats. It goes on to discuss other major species such as rice, maize, sorghum and millet, as well as pseudo-cereals such as buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth. Each chapter reviews grain structure, chemical composition (including carbohydrate and protein content), processing and applications in food and beverage products. Cereal grains for the food and beverage industries is an essential reference for academic researchers interested in the area of cereal grains and products. It is also an invaluable reference for professionals in the food and beverage industry working with cereal products, including ingredient manufacturers, food technologists, nutritionists, as well as policy-makers and health care professionals. A comprehensive overview of all of the important cereal and pseudo-cereal species Chapters review each of the following species: Wheat, Maize, Rice, Barley, Triticale, Rye, Oats, Sorghum, Millet, Teff, Buckwheat, Quinoa and Amaranth Reviews grain structure, chemical composition, processing and applications in food and beverage products for each of the considered grains

Cereals and Pulses

Cereals and Pulses
Author: Liangli L. Yu,Rong Tsao,Fereidoon Shahidi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0813818397
ISBN 13: 9780813818399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cereals and Pulses Book Review:

Edited and authored by an international team of respected researchers, this book provides a summary of current research findings related to phytochemical compositions and properties of cereal and pulse crops. It will serve as a timely guide for scientists working in food ingredients, food product research and development, functional foods and nutraceuticals, crop breeding and genetics, post–harvest treatment and processing of cereal grains and pulses, and human nutrition to effect value–added food innovation for health promotion and disease risk reduction.

Maize Nutrition Dynamics and Novel Uses

Maize  Nutrition Dynamics and Novel Uses
Author: Dharam Paul Chaudhary,Sandeep Kumar,Sapna Langyan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 8132216237
ISBN 13: 9788132216230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maize Nutrition Dynamics and Novel Uses Book Review:

Maize is a globally important crop mainly utilized as feed, food and raw material for diverse industrial applications. Among cereals, it occupies third place after rice and wheat and is a staple food for a large segment of population worldwide particularly in the Asian as well as African countries. This monogram discusses various aspects of nutritional quality of maize such as quality protein maize which has been considered as most significant discovery in enhancing nutritional quality of cereals in terms of increasing the concentration of essential amino acids. The biochemistry of starch which is an important industrial product of maize has been discussed in detail. Further, the role of maize oil which is highly regarded for human consumption as it reduces the blood cholesterol concentration has also been elaborated. Naturally, maize is a rich source of carotenoids such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, cryptoxanthin which have highly diverse health benefits ranging from maintaining normal vision to lowering of oxidative stress. The need for biofortification of maize for provitamin A carotenoids and their role in alleviating vision impairments have also been discussed. The effect of various biotic and abiotic stresses particularly carbon dioxide and temperature on quality has been discussed thoroughly. Many value-added products as well as fermented foods that have been produced from maize which is consumed in different forms worldwide are also discussed. The aspects related to the maize application as fodder and as a source of malting have also been covered concisely. Overall, the book provides complete information about various quality aspects of maize. The various stakeholders such as maize researchers, extension specialists, students, teachers as well as farmers will be immensely benefitted from this monogram.

Superfood and Functional Food

Superfood and Functional Food
Author: Viduranga Waisundara,Naofumi Shiomi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9535129198
ISBN 13: 9789535129196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superfood and Functional Food Book Review:

This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

Food Biofortification Technologies

Food Biofortification Technologies
Author: Agnieszka Saeid
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1351230832
ISBN 13: 9781351230834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Biofortification Technologies Book Review:

Biofortification, which can be defined as the process of increasing the content/density of essential nutrients and/or its bioavailability of food with valuable compounds, is a promising means of increasing nutrient intakes. Traditional fortification practices in which exogenous nutrients are added to food can increase the content of nutrients but the use of biofortified foods with nutrients also may deliver the compounds in a more available form, as well as boost the overall relative effectiveness of these foods in raising nutrients status. Food Biofortification Technologies presents the state of the art in the field of novel methods of fortification and agricultural treatments as a way to improve the quality of obtained food products or compounds enriched with valuable nutrients. The book deals with fortification methods and agricultural treatments, which can improve the quality of food products or other agricultural compounds, providing them with a higher density of valuable nutrients. The utilization of novel products, such as feed additives and fertilizers, can avert nutrients depletion in food products. The book describes new and conventional methods of introducing valuable compounds into food components and presents the application of biosorption, bioaccumulation, and utilization of fertilizers in obtaining designer food. Attention is paid to the use of biomass as the carrier of nutrients such as microelements into the food components. The chapters are dedicated to specific food products and their nutrient components. The first chapter discusses the agronomic biofortification with micronutrients where the fertilization strategies are pointed out as a key to plant/cereals fortification. Other chapters present the fortification of animal foodstuffs such as meat, fish, milk, and eggs as well as the fortification of plant foodstuffs such as vegetables, fruits, and cereals. The book also explores advances in food fortification with vitamins and co-vitamins, essential minerals, essential fatty and amino acids, phytonutrients, and enzymes.

Pulses

Pulses
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-05-10
ISBN 10: 9251094632
ISBN 13: 9789251094631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulses Book Review:

The aim of raising global awareness on the multitude of benefits of pulses was integral to the International Year of Pulses. This coffee table book is part guide and part cookbook— informative without being technical. The book begins by giving an overview of pulses, and explains why they are an important food for the future. It also has more than 30 recipes prepared by some of the most prestigious chefs in the world and is peppered with infographics. Part I gives an overview of pulses and gives a brief guide to the main varieties in the world. Part II explains step-by-step how to cook them, what to keep in mind and what condiments and instruments to use. Part III underscores the five messages that FAO conveys to the world about the impact pulses have on nutrition, health, climate change, biodiversity and food security. Part IV illustrates how pulses can be grown in a garden patch with easy gardening instructions and how they are grown in the world, highlighting major world producers, importers and exporters. Part V takes the reader on a journey around the world showing how pulses fit a region’s history and culture and visits 10 internationally acclaimed chefs as they go the market to buy pulses. Back at their restaurant or home, each chef prepares easy dishes and gives their best kept secrets. Each chef provides 3 recipes that are beautifully illustrated.

New Challenges in Seed Biology

New Challenges in Seed Biology
Author: Susana Araújo,Alma Balestrazzi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 953512658X
ISBN 13: 9789535126584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Challenges in Seed Biology Book Review:

New Challenges in Seed Biology - Basic and Translational Research Driving Seed Technology combines different aspects of basic and translational research in seed biology. A collection of eight chapters written by seed biology experts from the field of seed physiology, ecology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and seed technology was gathered. We hope that this book will attract the attention of researchers and technologists from academia and industry, providing points for interactive and fruitful discussion on this fascinating topic.