Dongyou Liu, Ph.D., undertook veterinary science education at Hunan Agricultural University, China, and postgraduate training at Melbourne University, Australia. Over the past two decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens (e.g., ovine footrot bacterium, dermatophyte fungi and foodborne listeria) and more recently on the development of nucleic acid-based quality assurance models for security sensitive and emerging viral pathogens. He is the primary author of > 50 original research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals, the contributor of 176 book chapters, and the editor of a number of books including: Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens (2009), Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens (2010), Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens (2011), Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens (2011), Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens (2012), and Laboratory Models for Foodborne Infections (2017).
Book Review from:The Midwest Book Review Compiled and deftly edited by Dongyou Lie, the Handbook of Foodborne Diseases summarizes the latest findings on more than 100 foodborne diseases and thier causative agents. With contributions from international experts on foodborne pathogens, toxins, and toxin agents research, this volume provides state-of-the-art overviews of foodborne dieseases in relation to their etiology, biology, epide,iology, clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosi, treatment, and prevention. Apart from offering a comprehnsive textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students in food, medical, and veterinary microbiology, this deftly organized and presented volumne constittues a valuable reference on foodborne diseases for medical professionals and health authorities, and forms an informative educational resoirce for the general public. Reviewer: Carl Logan