Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics is one of the fundamental subjects of life sciences.
The present book is written for students which are taking their first course in immunology and molecular diagnostics, whether as undergraduate or graduate students. The objective of this book is to develop graded information from basic to more understanding of present knowledge about immunology and molecular diagnostics. For some students this may well meet their needs, but for some students wishing to undertake further studies in immunology, this book will serve as a sound basis for more detailed or specific studies. The book is specifically targeted to serve as a useful text for college and university students. It will also prove very useful for research institutes and postgraduates involved in practical research in immunology and diagnostics.
Information in life sciences is expanding rapidly but the human brain capacity is not. This discrepancy creates an increasing challenge for textbook writers, teachers, and especially students. I have had to summarize omitting much detail that, overabundance, can prevent understanding. The author does not claim the originality of the matter presented in the book. Various reference books and standard books have been consulted and the inspiration from these superlative authors is highly acknowledged.
I am grateful to my teachers of the past and to my present colleagues without whose cooperation this work would be of limited value and progress would be difficult. Like all teachers, I am also inspired by my students. We not only pass on knowledge to them, we also learn from them. Finally, I thank my husband, Dr. Puneet, my daughter, Aahana, my sister, Shelly, brother, Manish and my parents for their patience with me everytime I went off with my laptop to write. I especially owe a debt of thanks and gratitude to Prof. Randhir Singh.