Dr. Peter Stephensen

Dr. Peter Stephensen

Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Development of biorefinery concepts ; Development of fungal biotechnology concepts.

Innovative experience:

  • Co-founder of Myco4FoodApS (2022), COO, Board member, Business strategy: Development and commercialization of food ingredients using Solid State fermentation and edible fungi.
  • Co-founder of ProteinFrontiers ApS (2022), CTO, Board member, business strategy: Development of new and cheap fermentation media by upcycling waste streams. Development of fungal cell factories for the production of high value proteins.
  • Co-founder of BiomassProtein ApS (2017), business strategy: Development of food and feed protein extraction and valorization of side fractions. former CEO (2019-2020) and board member, now project manager.

Dr. Mette Lubeck

Dr. Mette Lubeck

Associate Professor
Biotechnology, Agronomy, Molecular Biology and Microbiology • Biorefining concepts with focus on green biorefineries for protein extraction (food and feed grade) and valorization of side streams


Responsible for several MSc and BSc courses and projects at “Sustainable Biotechnology” and “Technoantropology” AAU-Cph Responsible for Ph.D. courses in Biorefineries (2009-15) and Fungal Biotechnology 2014

Dr Mahendra Mehta

Dr Mahendra Mehta

Vice president food & Nutraceutical
Chemvera Specility Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India

Name of the speaker/Chair/Co-Chair


Mahendra Mehta

Designation: Institution/University/

Department (present post)

Vice president  food & Nutraceutical


Chemvera specility Pvt Ltd Mumbai India


Educational qualification

B.sc Chemistry & B. Tech food technology In 1987

From UDCT – ICT Mumbai

Research and professional Experience:

35 years of experience in working in various companies like Frimanich, Walles Biscuit,  Symrise flavor ( Bayer ) Mane flavor, Roha Dye Chem, IMCD , Marck India chemvera …etc





CII – Mumbai

Invited talks in conferences

Presented in many conference like Gulffood – Dubai many Time . PFNDA – on Nutracutical food

Papers published:

Article in commercial journal

Area of specialization:

Food Technogym  , Nutraceutical health food , Dairy science ,

Beverage plant

Dr Adil Gani

Dr Adil Gani

University of Kashmir

Dr Adil Gani

University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Email: adil.gani@gmail.com

In addition to excellence in teaching, I have managed to maintain an active research reputation at University of Kashmir (KU). In this period of my academic and research career at KU, I was successful in securing fourteen research funding, eleven as PI and three as Co-PI amounting to approximately 4.0 crore INR (540000 USD,approx.) funded by Govt. of India. I have been supervising five Ph.D scholars and trained five research assistants in my projects. Being a part of our curriculum every year I am being allotted with four postgraduate students to work on different projects related to health and nutrition. My research interests include characterization of major components of food like proteins, starch, dietary fibre mainly β-glucan, encapsulation and targeted delivery of bioactive compounds like probiotics and phenolics through gastro-intestinal tract, development and characterization of active packaging films, fortification of bakery foods with protein concentrates, development of functional foods with anticancerous and antioxidant activity, nutraceutical potential of bioactive peptides. From the last six years, I have published more than 100 research and review articles in high impact journals of international reputation like Food Chemistry, Food Hydrocolloids, Carbohydrate polymers, Innovative Food Science and Technology, Royal society of Chemistry, etc. I have published almost 30 research papers in 2017 only with an average impact factor of 3-4. I have also the privilege of establishing Food Technology labs at Govt. polytechnic for women, Srinagar funded by the World Bank and a founding member for establishment of Dept. of Food science and Technology at University of Kashmir. I have established a cell culture lab equipped with hi-tech equipment like ELISA, ATR-FTIR, DSC, Gel doc, etc, through DBT funding. I have been invited as a speaker in 6th International conference on Food Factors (ICOFF2015) held in South Korea and attended many international conferences on Food. I have been Awarded with Fulbright Post Doc fellowship for research and Academic Excellence in USA, 2017-2018 at Cornell University. I was also honoured with Young Scientist Award (Innovations in Research Carrier) at ICFP-2018 in UAE and Prof. Carl Hoseny Award 2019 by Central Executive Committee of AFST(I). Besides this, I was listed among top 2% Scientists  worldwide 2022 by Stanford University.

Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan

Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan

Centre of Food Science and Technology Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

Brief Bio-Data of Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan( Professor, Food Technology)

Dr Chauhan obtained his M.Sc. in Dairy Science and Technology and PhD in Dairy Science and Technology. He has supervised more than one dozen of PhD and more than forty M.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) students. Dr Chauhan joined as Professor (Food Technology) at Banaras Hindu University in 2010. Currently, Dr Chauhan working as Head and Professor (Food Technology) at the Department of Dairy Science and Food Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University and also Director of the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT- Food Processing) ICAR, Gov. of India, BHU Centre. Apart from the above all achievements, Dr Chauhan is designated as Chairman, of the Scientific Panel on Fruits &Vegetables and their Products (Including dried fruits and nuts, salt, spices and condiments) FSSAI, Gov. of India and Member, Scientific Committee, FSSAI, Govt. of India. Dr Chauhan is President of AFST(I), Varanasi chapter and Vice-Chairman, Indian Dairy Association (Eastern UP Chapter), and a life member of different professional scientific societies. Prof. Chauhan also had been as a Member of UP Subordinate Services Selection Commission, Gov. of U.P., Lucknow. Dr Chauhan also had been a visiting scientist at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Wageningen University and PTC+ Oenkerk, The Netherlands. Dr Chauhan also acts as a Chaired and Co-Chaired the Scientific Technical Committee at various International and National conferences in Malaysia, Thailand, Budapest, (Hungry), National University Fiji, etc. He has published more than 100 research papers in different National and Internationally reputed journals and a book on Dairy Technology (Dairy Technology -A systematic Approach).

Phone No.: 09450658188
Email Address:
achauhan@bhu.ac.in; anilchauhancfst@gmail.com  

Dr. R. Mahendran

Dr. R. Mahendran

Associate Professor and Head Centre of Excellence in Nonthermal Processing
National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management - Thanjavur

Brief C. V

Dr. R. Mahendran completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering and M. Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and Ph.D. in Food Process Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Prior to his association with NIFTEM-Thanjavur, he worked as Production Officer in Fermentation at Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Ltd. Nellore, Andhra Pradesh and also worked as Scientist in Department of Science and Technology, Government of India at New Delhi from 2006 to 2010.

Presently he is Associate Professor at NIFTEM-Thanjavur and Heading of Centre of Excellence in Non-Thermal Processing, one of the unique centre in the world.

Mahendran’s research focus includes Cold plasma applications on Agri-Food, Food structure shape transformation and novel nonthermal processing on food systems. Mahendran has authored over 100 publications in reputed journals, popular articles and book chapters. He has been awarded with Dr. V. Subrahmanyan, Best Scientist Award for the year 2021 for his outstanding research contributions. He is the fellow of Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (IEI). Dr. Mahendran is the Life member of various professional bodies including The Institution of Engineers, AFST(I), ISTE, ISC, IIChE, ISAE and ISFE. He also serves as guest editor in Journal of Food Process Engineering, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, Frontiers in Food Systems and FOODS and he also serves as editorial board member in Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, International journal of food science and reviewer for reputed food processing journals.

Dr Shilpa Vora

Dr Shilpa Vora

Chief Research & Development Officer
Marico Ltd

Brief CV of Dr Shilpa Vora


Chief Research & Development Officer at Marico Ltd since 2022.  Leading the R&D, Regulatory and Quality functions for Marico globally.


Worked with Unilever for 24 years in various roles including Head R&D - Global Lifebuoy and Skin Cleansing South Asia; Global R&D Director - Refreshment Discover, Hygiene for Personal Care and Home Care and Director Biosciences. 


Post Doctoral Fellow from Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, USA


PhD from University of Cincinnati USA.

Dr. K.P.Sudheer

Dr. K.P.Sudheer

Head, RAFTAAR, Agri Business Incubator
Kerala Agricultural University

Brief Profile of

Dr.K.P.Sudheer, Kerala Agricultural University Name: Prof.K.P.Sudheer, Head, RAFTAAR, Agri Business Incubator, Kerala Agricultural University College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala- 680 656. Cell No: +91-9447689466, +91-4872438332, e-mail:kp.sudheer@kau.in Starting the career as scientist in Agro Processing Division, CIAE (ICAR), Bhopal, Prof. Sudheer has put in more than two decades of illustrious service as teacher, researcher, and extension scientist. With a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from IARI New Delhi and Post doctorate from KU Leuven Belgium, he is presently heading the Department of Agricultural Engineering, RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator, and Centre of Excellence in Post-harvest Technology at College of Agriculture, Thrissur, KAU. He has secured research funding from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, NAHEP- ICAR, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of MSME, NABARD, RKVY, Food Corporation of India, and Government of Kerala, and has to his credit 330 research publications, six textbooks and several bulletins in the field of Post-harvest Technology. Prof. Sudheer is the recipient of several prestigious fellowships for international training, including the Norman E Borlaug Fellowship by United States Dept. of Agriculture (USA), NUFFIC Fellowship from Netherlands, VLIR- UDC Fellowship from Belgium, CINADCO Fellowship from Israel and ERASMUS MUNDUS Fellowship from Sweden. His contributions to post harvest sector of Kerala have been recognized with the Krishi Vigyan Award for the best Agricultural Scientist, by the Government of Kerala. He has also received the 'Bhakshyamithra Award' for the best food processing scientist for promoting food processing entrepreneurship in the State. He is the recipient of the prestigious title 'ICAR National Fellow' for his research on 'Safety and quality of Non-thermal Processed Fruits and Vegetables'. Recently he has also received the Best Teacher Award in Agricultural higher education (by ICAR) of Kerala Agricultural University, Commendati

Dr. Sukhinder K. Cheema

Dr. Sukhinder K. Cheema

Department of Biochemistry, and Basic BioMedical Sciences
Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Dr. Sukhinder K. Cheema

Professor (Tenured), Department of Biochemistry, and Faculty of Medicine (cross-appointed), Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada


B. Sc. General Sciences, Punjab University, India

M.Sc. Biochemistry, Punjab Agricultural University, India

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India

Professional Career:

2010-present   Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University

2019-2025       Adjunct Professor, Applied Human Nutrition, Mount St. Vincent Univ. Canada

2013-2017       Deputy Head, Graduate Studies, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University

2004-2010       Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University

1999-2004       Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University

1994-1999       Research Associate, Lipid & Lipoprotein Res. Group, University of Alberta

1990-1994       Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Foods & Nutrition, University of Alberta

1988-1990       Research Scientist, Nova-Husky Research Corporation, Calgary

1987-1988       Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Sciences, University of Calgary

Research: My research is in the area of nutrition, biochemistry, nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics. I am one of the leading scientists in Canada to study developmental origins of health and disease, with a focus on maternal diet and the health of offspring in later years of life. I study how maternal dietary fats (especially omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources) during pregnancy impacts pregnancy outcome, and the outcome of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, immunity/inflammation, and brain health of the offspring. My research also focuses on marine bioactives in health, and utilizing marine species and/or marine waste/byproducts to extract bioactives for health purposes. My research has been funded by National granting agencies, such as the New Frontiers in Research Grant (Canadian $15 million), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSFC), Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Aging Research Centre. I am collaborating with Harvard Medical School to study the importance of breast milk in infant health. I also have funding from provincial, industrial and hospital foundations. I have published over 100 full-length peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals, have presented over 180 papers at National/International conferences, and have delivered over 70 invited talks at National and International level. I have also published a book “Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis”, by Springer, New York.

Professional Honours: Vice-President (Research) and President Elect, Canadian Nutrition Society. I served on the Advisory Board for the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; a highly prestigious position. I also serve on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Nutrition Society. I am on the Board of the Aging Research Centre, Newfoundland, where I am involved in developing policies around the long-term care facilities in Newfoundland. I serve on grant review panels for the National funding agencies, and I am a reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals, serve on the Editorial Board of five peer reviewed international journals, and was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism. I have organized several national and international conferences.  

Professional Recognition: I have held the highly prestigious CIHR New Investigator Award; I was awarded the NSERC Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science grant, and the “Naranjan Dhalla Young Scientist Award” by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. My research has attracted media attention in both Canada and India.

Dr. George Ninan

Dr. George Ninan

Principal Scientist (A.R.S) is the Director
ICAR- Central Institute of Fishing Technology (CIFT) , Kochi.

Dr. George Ninan, Principal Scientist (A.R.S) is the  Director, ICAR- Central Institute of Fishing Technology (CIFT) , Kochi.

Dr. George Ninan obtained his Ph. D. from CUSAT in the year 2009, for which he received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award-2010 for outstanding doctoral thesis research in Agricultural & Allied Sciences from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He also awarded with the A.V Jones Young Scientist Award 2011 instituted by Mar Thoma Syrian Christian Church of Malabar and also credited with Best Scientific Paper Award 2009 of the Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin. He is an alumnus of S. B College, Changanacherry and received with Prof. M. M Sebastian Memorial award for outstanding performance in BSc course in 1986 and also was a first rank holder in MSc Industrial Fisheries of CUSAT in 1990.

Dr. George Ninan is specialized in post-harvest technology of fish and an expert in the streams of Shelf life and Quality evaluation of different marine and freshwater commercial fish species in chilled and frozen conditions, Standardization and shelf life evaluation of value-added products from marine and freshwater fishes and development of high value byproducts from fishery wastes and also associated with projects on Fishery waste management & utilization.

He has more than hundred scientific publications to his credit and is an approved Research Guide of the Faculty of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, and the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS) and guided five research students so far. As a member of various National and State level Expert Committees, he has contributed to policymaking for the management of Indian Fisheries.

A.D. Padmasingh Isaac

A.D. Padmasingh Isaac

Founder & Chairman
Aachi Group of Companies

A.D. Padmasingh Isaac Founder & Chairman – Aachi Group of Companies

Mr A. D. Padmasingh Isaac, the Chairman and MD of Aachi Group is renowned for his largely impressive imprint in the national Masala & Food Product segment. Hailing from a village called Nazareth in Tirunelveli District, he had a modest upbringing imbibed with deeply rooted cultural and rural values that helped shape his curious mind and innovative thinking. After completing his Business Administration course, he quickly honed his entrepreneurial skills and business acumen while working his first job as a sales officer at Godrej. He began taking ownership of his division and donned the role of an intra- entrepreneur that devised his own incentive and promotional schemes to upsell the products. Mr.Isaac’s honesty and hard work made him scale greater heights in his career and gave him multiple opportunities to learn and conceive new marketing strategies. Mr Isaac was often distraught at seeing his mother spend a lot of time cooking and using traditional methods of grinding masalas. This inspired him to look into the staple masalas and ethnic food products market in detail and understand how these products were sold as commodities to consumers in India, by the retailers. In order to achieve the objective of providing excellent quality products to customers, he founded Aachi Masala in 1996 with the mission to focus on manufacturing quality masalas and spices that can be even made available to customers from the rural market. From then on, he quickly transformed the organization into a nurturing work culture and is widely recognized for his path-breaking feats and contributions to women empowerment, generating new employment opportunities and changing the livelihoods of thousands of people Women & Specially-Abled Empowerment: Mr.Padmasingh Isaac remains committed to his people and the society by empathising and fighting for the development of women and the differently abled. He has been a harbinger who advocates for the cause of destitute women employment by devising and implementing recruitment strategies in Aachi that has opened new doors for roping in women at all levels of management. As of now, Aachi has provided employment to several women & special need people.  67% of Aachi employees are women  Nearly 2% physically challenged people.  Subsistence to more than 4000 families and 20,000 individuals

CSR: COVID Relief & other Philanthropy: Aachi regularly donates to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations, and has assisted them with both monetary support and products sponsorship - such as donating a sum of over Rs.1 Cr in 2020 and recently in May 2021 to the CM relief fund, regularly providing free health mixes to HIV infected people in Cuddalore, supervising and improving the lives of 10,000 families on a regular basis & more. Mr Isaac chose to redefine the lives of the disabled by rolling out policies that don’t discriminate employees on the basis of age, gender, experience, qualification, caste, creed, religion and physical/mental faculties to ensure welfare and maintain the highest degree of wellbeing among the employees.” Red Revolution ( 1 Cr Seedlings – 1000 Farmers – 1000 Acres ): Mr Isaac, on behalf of Aachi, has been partnering with pioneers in the agricultural industry and laying groundwork for improving yield and quality of cash crops. ‘Nallakeerai’ Jaganathan is one such visionary who has been assisting Aachi in converting 1,000 acres of agricultural land into a high yield farm, where farmers will be provided with Govt. subsidised seeds (Chilli Seedlings), knowledge of natural farming impartation and how to avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. Aachi will provide them maintenance assistance such as barriers, tube wells, sprinklers and agricultural machinery amounting to Rs 5 Lakhs per month. When the yield is ready, the farmers get to mark their own price, usually at or above the fair market price depending on the quality. Exports & Foreign Markets: Aachi’s overseas presence in foreign markets too is ever expanding and enlarging with the brand registered in 106 + nations!! Almost 200 of our products are exported to more than 61+ countries - covering UK, US, UAE, Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and many others - with an addition of another 15 newer markets. Mr Isaac recognizes the need for authentic Indian spices, gravies, pastes and other mixes amongst the Indian diaspora abroad. He then acts on bridging that gap through the proper execution of resources between packaging, logistics and distribution to make sure our products are available for purchase, to anyone worldwide, by just visiting their nearest local stores! Thus Today, Aachi is a firmly established and leading FMCG brand across India – with over 200 + products & 550 + SKUs sold in over 12 lakh retail outlets all over India. This is a direct reflection and recognition of what Mr Padmasingh Isaac set out to initially achieve!

Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru

Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru

Department of Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru

Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru

Dr. Kaliramesh (Kali) Siliveru is the assistant professor of grain processing in the Department of Grain Science and Industry. He teaches courses over particle technology, advanced grain processing technology, and grain handling. Along with teaching, Siliveru conducts research related to grain processing and storage. He has ample experience with research, having worked as a research assistant in the department of Biosystems Engineering while working on his master's at the University of Manitoba, and then as a research associate for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. During his career, Siliveru has authored or co-authored 34 refereed journal papers, 29 invited talks and more than 90 conference papers. Since starting his academic and professional career at K-State, Siliveru has been honored with 13 awards in the department, college, university, national and international levels. A few of these awards include the 2021 Early Career Engineer of the Year of ASABE, The Andersons Early-in-Career Award of Excellence from the U.S. Quality Grains Research Consortium, and the Gamma Sigma Delta Early Career Reward from Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, ETA Chapter.

Mr. Prasobh S Prasad

Mr. Prasobh S Prasad

Associate Head Scientist - Research & Development
Mane Kancor Ingredients Pvt Ltd
  • Name : Mr. Prasobh S Prasad,
  • Designation : Associate Head Scientist - Research & Development
  • Company : Mane Kancor Ingredients Pvt Ltd
  • Mail id : prasobh.prasad@mane.com


 Professional Scientist with Over 18 Years of Experience in the Natural Ingredients Industry and Market. Scientist with technical expertise in the creation, applications, and functional studies of spice extracts essential oils, culinary ingredients, shelf-life solutions, natural colors, cosmetic ingredients; contributes to industry through creation of novel ingredients and dissemination of knowledge to customers for related applications.

Dr. Mukunda Goswami

Dr. Mukunda Goswami

Principal Scientist
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) Mumbai


M. Sc.             M. F. Sc. (Fish and Fisheries Science) CIFE (ICAR), Mumbai, (83.90 %) First Class, India

Ph. D.              Fish and Fisheries Science (Aquaculture), CIFE (ICAR), Mumbai, (81.40 %) First Class, India

Post Doc.        University of Ottawa, Canada

Accreditations /Awards/Recognitions

  • Best Young Scientist (2010-2011), NBFGR, Lucknow


  • M S Swaminathan Best Indian Fisheries Scientist (2010- 2011)


  • Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Best Young Scientist (2011-12)


  • DBT Crest Award / Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (2011-12)


  • Fellow of Linnaean Society of London, United Kingdom (UK)


  • Fellowship of many national organizations/societies


Country Visited

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Thailand
  • Singapore


Major International Assignment


  • FAO Expert for expert consultation meeting on cell-based food products in collaboration with WHO in Singapore 1-4 November, 2022.
  • Expert Call delivered on cultivated seafood to Bright Green Partners, The Nethrelands.


Major International Conference/Workshop Attended as Invited Speaker

  • 10th International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture 22—26 June, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand


  • 3rd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer(ICSCC-2012), 27-30 October, RML Hospital, New Delhi


  • International Cell Dynamics Workshop, University of Ottawa, 3-5 May, 2013


  • World Congress on In Vitro Biology in San Diego, California , USA, 9-15 July, 2016


  • International Conference on Proteomics for System Integrated Bio-Omics, One Health and Food Safety” during 1-4 December, 2019, at ICAR-NDRI, Karnal.



Supervision of Students

  • M. Sc.:9
  • Ph. D.: 4


Research Experience

  • Presently working as Principal Scientist in the Division of Genetics and Biotechnology at Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.


  • Worked as a Senior Scientist in the Division of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow.


  • Postdoctoral Research in Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa, Canada.


  • About 20 years of research experience in the field of Fish Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.


  • Expertise: Cell Culture, Fish Molecular Genetics and Phylogenetics, DNA Barcoding & Proteomics.


International Expertise/Invited Speaker/Key Speaker/Panelist

  • Fish Cell Lines: Development, Characterization and Conservation for In vitro Research in India delivered in 14th International Conference on Invertebrate and Fish Cell culture in Conjunction World In Vitro Congress, 9-15 June, 2016, San Diego, USA.
  • Fish Proteomics Research: National & International Perspectives in International Conference on Proteomics for System Integrated Bio-Omics, One Health and Food Safety" during 1-4 December, 2019, at ICAR-NDRI, Karnal.
  • Fish Cell & Proteomics Based Research for Food Safety & Security in 107th Indian Science Congress, 3-7 January 2020,  Bengaluru, India.
  • Fish Cell Lines for In Vitro Research & Cellular Aquaculture delivered at Smart Protein Session as part of 28th ICFOST , January 21, 2022 by Good Food Institute, India
  • Fish Cell Line Development & Culture Techniques for Cultivated Seafood at Seafood Webinar on Fish Cell Culture: Opportunities for Cellular Agriculture, March 18, 2022, GFI's YouTube channel: Good Food Institute (GFI), USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYC9v85HEW0&feature=youtu.be


Research Projects as Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Ongoing Externally Funded /International Project as PI
  • In Vitro Differentiation and Characterization of Fish Muscle and Optimization on Plant-Based Scaffolding Towards Whole Cut Seafood Production in collaboration with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State  University (VT), USA.


  • Completed Externally Funded Projects as PI


  • National Repository for Conservation and Characterization of Fish Cell Lines at NBFGR, Lucknow (DBT, New Delhi, Total Budget more than 1 Crore)
  • Development and characterization of Cell Lines from Schizothorax richardsonii   and Puntius (Tor) chelynoides (DBT, New Delhi)
  • Molecular Characterization of fish and Cell Line Development from Fish/Prawn (CSIR)
  • Protein Expression Profiling of Labeo rohita using Quantitative Proteomics in collaboration with IIT Bombay (DBT, New Delhi, Total Budget more than 1 Crore).
  • Molecular and genetic characterization of selected important ornamental fishes of North East India (DBT Twinning Project) (DBT, New Delhi, Total Budget 87.41 lakhs).






Significant Achievements

  1. Establishment of a National Repository of Fish Cell Line, India (funded by DBT, Govt. of India)


  1. Development & Characterization of 19 Fish Cell Lines


C. DNA Barcoding: Generated DNA barcodes of 110 Indian Marine Fish Species and 72 freshwater fishes ( Lakra et al., 2010)

  1. Review / Editorial Activities
  1. Review Editor of Frontiers in Livestock Genomics, Frontiers Research Foundation, Switzerland
  2. Editorial Board Member, Current Proteomics (International Journal/Science Citation Index)
  3. Editorial Board Member, Current Nano Toxicity and Prevention (International Journal).
  4. Guest Editor, JOVE, USA Section: Prospects and Challenges in Cultivated Seafood/ Cellular Aquaculture, https://www.jove.com/methods-collections/1862


  1. List of Publications Research Papers: 70 (International SCI Listed Journals:    59 & National : 11)


B. Book:  1. M Goswami and W S Lakra, 2021, Fish Cell & Tissue Culture-A Text    Book, Narendra Publishing House, ISBN:978-93-80428-64-2

                2. W S Lakra, M Goswami and Vance Trudaeu, 2022, Frontiers in Aquaculture     Biotechnology, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780323998215

2. R Nath and M Goswami, 2022, Handbook on Ornamental Fishes of North East India, Narendra Publishing House ISBN: 978-93-90309-23-8

C. Database

1. Rohu Peptide Atlas: http://www.peptideatlas.org/builds/rohu/

2. Fish Proteome Map (FPM): http://www.fishprot.org

Dr. Padma Ishwarya, S.

Dr. Padma Ishwarya, S.

Science & Technology Fellow (Indigenous Agriculture Initiative)
Good Food Institute (India)

Dr. Padma Ishwarya, S. Science & Technology Fellow (Indigenous Agriculture Initiative), Good Food Institute (India) From October 2022 - Present Academic Credentials Ph.D. (Food Technology) January 2013 to December 2017 • Institute/University: CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, affiliated to the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh • Fellowship: Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research (Implemented by the SERB & CII, New Delhi) • Title of Thesis: Development of a combined experimental and computational modeling approach to investigate the influence of bran addition on the volume and structural development in bread • Date of convocation: 4th April 2018 M.Sc. (Food Technology) August 2009 to July 2011 • Institute/University: CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, affiliated to the University of Mysore • Title of Thesis: Influence of prebiotic ingredient in biscuit processing • CGPA: 3.0 out of 3.0 (87.7%) • University Gold Medalist • Date of convocation: 7th April 2012 B.Tech (Food Technology) August 2005 to April 2009 • Institute/University: A. C. College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai • CGPA: 9.13 out of 10 (91.3%) • Date of convocation: February 2010

Ranganatha Naykar

Ranganatha Naykar

NutriPlanet Foods Private Limited

Ranganatha Naykar

NutriPlanet Foods Private Limited

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering (from MSRIT) and Management Degree (from IIM-K). Has been with the industry for more than 24 years in Middle and Senior Management positions handling teams with various capacities amongst Korean and US MNCs. He has been specializing in the area of Marketing and Sales for Health & Nutrition Food Products. He co-founded NutriPlanet Foods Private Limited in the year 2015 and takes care of complete Marketing and Sales for the company with a brand called FULSOME. Has introduced the company products across India and Dubai markets. He also has been mentoring young entrepreneurs and Start-up’s in his own capacity.

Dr. Ravishankar, C.N,

Dr. Ravishankar, C.N,

Director & Vice Chancellor
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, Mumbai, India

Dr. Ravishankar, C.N is Presently working as Director and Vice Chancellor of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, under ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Earlier to this he was the Director of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Cochin during 2014-21. He has Bachelor Degree in Fisheries Sciences; Post-graduation in Industrial Fishery Technology and Ph.D in Fish Processing Technology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He has successfully completed international certification courses like ‘Managing Sustainable Projects and Programmes’ from University of Bradford, United Kingdom and Course on HACCP from Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, London, UK. He has over 35 years of experience in food science research, post-harvest fisheries technologies, food safety, technology commercialization and business incubation. Handled many International and National Research projects and has participated in the First Indian Antarctic Expedition. Successfully established India’s first Fisheries Business Incubation Centre and supported more than 65 entrepreneurs in setting up new business ventures. Published 190 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 78 book chapters, 54 technical articles, authored/edited 11 books; Guided 8 PhD and 30 masters students. He is the Fellow of NAAS, AFSTI, SOFTI and KSTA and received many awards for his contribution in the field of Fisheries Harvest and Post-Harvest technologies. He is the Chair of Scientific panel on Fish and Fish Products, FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India; Food Hygiene Safety Management and Other Systems Sectional Committee, FAD 15 of BIS; Nodal Authority for developing Approved Standard DeepSea Fishing vessel Design and Specification, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and waterways, GoI; Committee for drafting National Policy on Post-Harvest Processing and Marketing of Fish and Fishery Products, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GoI. He has served as member of important committees in many Governmental organisations like ICAR, NABL, FSSAI, BIS, LDCL, DFRL, DBT, MoFPI, MPEDA and acted as consultant to many international and national organisations.

Dr. R. Sindhu

Dr. R. Sindhu

Associate Professor
TKM Institute of Technology, Kollam, India

Dr. R. Sindhu is currently working as Associate Professor at TKM Institute of Technology, Kollam, India. She obtained PhD in Biotechnology from School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, India. She had then worked as Post Doctoral Fellow at RGCB, Trivandrum, India from 2006 – 2008 in the area of Metagenomics. She later joined Centre for Biofuels of Microbial Processes and Technology Division of CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum India as a Scientist Fellow from December 2008 to October 2021. She has contributed to the Centre’s activities in biomass conversion to biofuels and products, especially on pre-treatment and allied technologies. Her current research focus is on biofuels, biopolymers and microbial enzymes. She has about 345 publications/communications with an h- index of 47 (Google Scholar Citations). She is one among the top 2% scientists in the world for the year 2019, 2020 and 2021 based on the study conducted by Stanford University. She is a recipient of several awards and fellowships including Prof. S. B. Chincholkar Memorial Award for the year 2020 from BRSI, Elsevier BIORESTEC 2018 Impactful Research Award, Women Scientist Award for the year 2016 from BRSI, Top Reviewer Award 2017 (Bioresource Technology), Visiting fellowship from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland – 2014, 2016, 2017; Marie Curie Fellow – University of Naples, Italy (2016) and University of Jaen, Spain (2016); International Training Fellowship from Department of International Programmes of National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan (2012);  DBT Bio-CARe Fellowship, DST WOS-B Fellowship,  Best Oral Presentation Award (SEEC 2018), BIORESTEC 2018 Best Paper Award, Elsevier Best Paper Award (NHBT 2015), Best Paper Award – Renewable Energy (Elsevier) – 2014, Best Paper Award (ICETB, 2009), and Fellow of the Society for Applied Biotechnology (FSAB).  She is an editorial board member of five Journals – BioEnergy Research, Annals of Agricultural and Crop Sciences, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Renewable Resources, EC Microbiology and Journal of Innovation and Applied Research. She is a Review Editor for Frontiers in Food Biotechnology and Frontiers in Microbiotechnology. She is a reviewer of 108 SCI Journals in the field of bioprocesses and products. She has edited 3 Books. She is a recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Certificate from leading publishers like ACS, RCS, Wiley, Springer and Elsevier. She is a National Honorary Advisory Board Member of Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (CEES, India) and Chairperson of Institutional Ethics Committee of Santhigiri Scientific Industrial Research Institute (IEC-SSIRI).



Assistant Professor
College of Veterinary& Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala

Dr. VASUDEVAN.V. N.                                                                              

Present Position                   

Assistant Professor,

Department of Livestock Products Technology

And Meat Technology Unit

College of Veterinary& Animal Sciences,

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Mannuthy, Thrissur,

                                                           Kerala State, INDIA-680651

                                               Work Experience     



Duties assigned

June 2008 till date

Assistant Professor

Dept of Livestock Products Technology

(Meat Technology Unit)

College of Veterinary&Animal Sciences,

Thrissur,Kerala, INDIA

Undergraduate teaching, research, and extension

Jan 2002 to June 2008

Veterinary Officer

Department of Animal Husbandry

Kerala State


Animal breeding

Health management

Disease control

Public health extension activities

Dr. Sridevi A Singh

Dr. Sridevi A Singh


A Brief CV of Dr. Sridevi A Singh, Director, CSIR-CFTRI Dr. Sridevi A Singh, an accomplished food technologist and active researcher has taken over as Director of the Mysore based premier R&D Institution, CSIR-CFTRI in Jan 2021. After passing out from CSIR-CFTRI with M.Sc. (Food Technology) in 1988, Dr. Sridevi worked with Kissan Products Ltd., Bangalore for a short stint before returning to Alma Mater in 1991. She grew upto the position of Chief Scientist & Head of Department of Protein Chemistry and Technology before moving to the position of Director. She received her doctoral degree in food science under the supervision of Dr. A.G. Appu Rao. During 1996-98, she had been with the Institute of Microbiology, Hanover, Germany on DADD fellowship. In the career spanning over three decades she worked extensively on both basic and applied aspects of food science. Significant contributions were made towards unfolding protein structure-function-activity relationship, proteins and enzymes as food ingredients, nutraceuticals from traditional food and technologies for combating malnutrition. Some of these technologies that are transferred to Industry include : amylase rich energy food, soy protein hydrolysates, heat resistant sesame seeds and supplementary food for Severely Malnourished Children (SAM) and so on. Over 40 entrepreneurs have taken these technologies so far. During XII Five year plan period as Principal Investigator of the wellness food project, an array of innovative products were brought out targeted to every sects of population. Further, a pilot level malnutrition intervention studies were undertaken during the same period with the participation of over 200 Anganwadi children in order to assess the efficacy of supplementary foods developed by CFTRI. She has published over 50 manuscripts in peerreviewed journals and she holds a total of 11 patents to her credit including 5 US patents. Dr. Sridevi has guided 5 students for doctoral thesis along with over 40 post-graduate students so far. Currently, she is focusing on alternate and unconventional sources of protein and micronutrients to combat malnutrition and development of novel food ingredients for health benefits. A gold medallist in graduation from University of Mysore, Dr. Sridevi has represented as a Young Scientist Fellow, Hanover, Germany (2000), INF-Kraft Fellow (2006), Indo-Finland Exchange Programme (2018), Speaker in Knowledge Summit at Lyon, France (2019) and so on. Dr. Sridevi has been the Governing Council Member of National Agri Biotechnology Institute (Mohali), Member, Expert committee on Public Health and Nutrition, BIS sub-committee on Oils and Oilseeds, Interagency on Micronutrients (ICMR) and Board of Studies of Mysore University. She has been the Life Member of the major professional bodies such as the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India), Society of Biological Chemists (India) , Nutrition Society of India, Association of Microbiologists of India so on

Dr. Anura Kurpad

Dr. Anura Kurpad

Professor & Former , Head, Founding Dean,
St. John's Research Institute, Bangaluru

Dr. Anura Kurpad is Professor of Physiology at St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru. He received his MBBS and MD from St John’s, and his PhD from Bangalore University. He was a visiting Scientist at MIT, Cambridge, USA. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, and International Union of Nutritional Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and Section Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Nutrition. He was the President of the Nutrition Society of India from 2012 to 2016 and is the current President of the Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society. He is on many national and international advisory bodies. He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of NIN, Indian Nutrient Requirements Committee., and member of the DBT Apex Board and FSSAI Scientific Committee. He was Margdarshi fellow of the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance, has published over 530 papers, with a H-index of 70, and is in the top 2% of global nutrition scientists. He is co-author of Guyton’s Textbook of Physiology. His research focuses on the physiology and clinical aspects of human energy, protein and micronutrient requirements and metabolism at all stages of the lifecycle.

Dr. Shotaro Yamaguchi

Dr. Shotaro Yamaguchi

Amano Enzyme Inc, Chief Technology Officer,
Managing Director, R&D Management Division, Japan

Dr. Shotaro Yamaguchi is currently the Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Amano Enzymes Inc, Japan, the global leader of speciality enzyme producing company. He obtained his PhD and master’s degree in Food Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. After postgraduation, He joined Amano Enzymes in 1984. Since then, he has dedicated to industrial enzymology, fungal genetic engineering, microbial fermentation, food, and medical enzyme applications. During 1999-2001, he was avisiting scientist at Institute of Food Research, UK on joint research work. He is the worlds first researcher to identify Protein Glutaminase enzyme for food applications. To his credit he authored ---publications solely on enzymology and its allied application domains. After engaged as General Managers and Directors of R&D and Sales & Marketing, currently, he is heading Innovation Division of Amano Enzymes. He received many prestigious awards namely Encouragement Award from Brewing Society of Japan, Technology Award from Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry. He is also active as Editor for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,Director/auditor for Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Representative for The Society for Biotechnology, Japan.

Dr. Rini Sanyal

Dr. Rini Sanyal


Specialist in Food Sector, especially in areas Policy Advocacy, Strategy and Regulatory having worked directly with the relevant Ministries and Departments of Government of India, State Governments and Private sector. She has more than 20 years of experience encompassing Industry Chamber (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)), Private Sector - Reliance Retail Ltd (RRL) and social sector - UNICEF and Help Age India.

Dr. Vidyashankar Srivatsan

Dr. Vidyashankar Srivatsan

Biotechnology, Food & Nutraceutical Div., CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

10 years of experience in microalgae biotechnology and its application for food and nutraceutical industry. He obtained his Ph.D. in biotechnology from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) and worked in various capacities in research, new product development and techno-commercial marketing in organizations such as M/s. Wellisen Nutraceuticals, Mysore, Yogabars LLP (Sproutlife Foods Pvt. Ltd.), Bangalore.

He has published close to 20 research articles, review papers and invited chapters in international journals and books. He has developed process technologies towards value addition of microalga biomass, underutilized crops of Western Himalayas leading to commercialization and know-how licensing to over 15 micro, small and medium enterprises. He is the nodal co-ordinator for the MUKHYA MANTRI BALSUPOSHAN YOJANA, a mass nutrition supplementation scheme for malnourished children run by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh.