About the Author
Reinhard Renneberg received his PhD at Central Institute of Molecular Biology, Berlin, German Democratic Republic in 1979. Since 1995 Professor Renneberg has been heading the Biosensor group at the Department of Chemistry of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is an expert in biotests, biosensors and signal amplification technologies. Dr. Renneberg is also the inventor of Cardiodetect, a rapid fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) immunotest which allows diagnosis or exclusion of acute myocardial infarction within half an hour after the onset of symptom and of InfectCheck, a barcode-style lateral flow assay for semi-quantitative detection of C-reactive protein (CRP) in distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections.Dr. Renneberg is the author of several books on biotechnology, including the award-winning textbook Biotechnology for Beginners which the university includes in many of its training packages. He advises a wide range of biotechnology companies as expert content provider, pedagogical expert and top-level academic relay for biotechnology education. Viola Berkling studied oriental languages and sciences at Leipzig University and has worked for over 2 decades in the German BP. She has written 4 books with Reinhard Renneberg and Iris Rapoport and has worked hard to bring science to life in a fun, interesting, and vivid way for everyone using a mix of articles and cartoons. Vanya Loroch, PhD is a Professor in Biotech-inspired sustainable business practices at Business School Lausanne and an independent educator in biology and biotechnology serving all non-biologists working in the life science industries.