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Projects and Products Validation: (3+17) (AELP linked)
Subject 1: Introduction to Nutraceutical (1+2)
Organizational elements, classification of nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, fortified foods, functional foods, and Phyto-nutraceuticals. The scope involved in the industry, Indian, and global scenario, Food Chemistry, Preservatives, food colors.
Subject 3: Nutrigenetics (1+2)
Introduction to Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Concept of Personalized food with special references to athletes. Introduction to different types of public domain databases, data mining strategies, primer designing.
Introduction to Nutraceuticals:
Development of Personalized Food and Medicine
Textbook of Personalized Medicine. Authors: Jain, K. K. Springer Publication
Development of Biopesticides and Biofertilizers
Biofertilizers and Biopesticides Paperback – 29 June 2019 by Krishnendu Acharya (Author), Surjit Sen (Author), Manjula Rai (Author)
Biofertilizer and Biopesticide Hardcover – 1 March 2011, by Shalini Suri (Author)
Development of Immune Boosters
Immune System: How To Boost The Immune System Naturally by Elizabeth Grace
Milk Analysis: Determination of fat, acidity, lactose, protein, adulterants
Analysis of water: Collection of the sample, preliminary examination, Total soluble solids, Determination of total hardness, chlorides, dissolved oxygen
Analysis of fats: acid value, saponification value, iodine number, antioxidants
Analysis of foods: Determination of reducing and non-reducing sugar, protein, determination of ash/total protein/moisture in dietary fibers
Anti-nutritional Factors: Trypsin inhibitor, Phytic acid, Antifungal activity of cystatin
Vitamins: Ascorbic acid by colorimetric method, estimation of Vit A/E
Isolation and Purification of Phytochemicals
Analysis of Aflatoxin
Validation of Phytochemicals: Using different microorganisms and mammalian cell lines
m-RNA extraction from treated mammalian cell line
Preparation of c-DNA
Study of Gene expression in Real Time PCR
2.1. To develop personalized food and beverages rich in Antioxidants and Polyphenols
This project includes the extraction of phytochemicals, identification of bioactive compound(s), isolation of this compound, and incorporation in food/beverages. This food/beverages will be specific for people suffering from hyperglycemia, obesity, or may target athletes to provide instant energy.
2.2. To develop low-cost omega-3 capsules from fish oil/ walnuts
PUFAs like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, walnuts can reduce inflammation and improve hypertriglyceridemia. Formulation of this type of capsule involves drug designing (using Discovery Studio, Biovia) and clinical trials.
2.3. To develop immune boosters
Immune boosters are most suitable for children below 10 years and the aged person above 60 years. This will strengthen the internal immunity of the body and will help to combat the common cold viruses, cases of flu, etc.
2.4. To develop protein bars
Protein bars are popular among the young generation as they are healthy and tasty. Low-calorie protein bars, rich with fruits and nuts may be a popular product with high market value. The level of carbohydrate, fats, proteins, vitamins need to be standardized and hence basic food biochemistry analysis will be involved.
2.5. To develop the extraction of antioxidants and polyphenols from different sources
SCFE (using carbon dioxide) of antioxidants and polyphenols from different sources (eg: Ramie, Dragon Fruit, Berries) can be performed in Gram Tarang Foods Pvt. Ltd. Besides, soxhlet, cold press methods can be explored for finding a commercial way of extraction and supplying it to different food/beverage companies. This project could be beneficial for getting the monetary benefits as well as getting publication by studying the biological efficacy of the plant extracts.
2.6. In-silico Validation of the Phytochemicals on Fish cell line and Plant Microbes
The bioactive molecules from phytochemicals can be used against different types of plant pathogens as well as can be used as fish feed to protect from bacterial or fungal action. This will include molecular docking, pharmacophore modelling. In- silico models will be validated using wet lab tests. Quality publications are expected.
2.7. Drug Designing
Known bioactive molecules from natural resources will be used for drug designing against different human physiological disorders, such as, Hypertension, Hyperglycemia, Parkinson’s disease and certain metabolic disorders. Validation of the drugs warrants clinical trial and may lead to patent and publications.
2.8. In-silico Validation of Nanoparticle dosages on Fish Cell Line and Plant Microbes
Studies on nanoparticles and its applications in plant pathology and fishery sciences are gaining immense popularity. In-silico models will can provide proper experimental design to many research works related to fisheries and plant pathology that would save time, money and man power. Validation of in-silico data in wet lab may lead to quality publications.
All of the above projects ultimately lead to product development and a decent amount of quality publications. Project (1) and (2) have a high potential to get patents if the proper clinical trials can be conducted.
PhD in Biophysics, currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology. My current working field is the uses of different Medicinal plants and spices and their application in Agriculture and Lifesciences, Drug designing. I love to take challenges and work hard to complete that. New domains and areas of my venture are […]
Present Position Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, MSSSoA, Centurion University of Technology & Management, Odisha, India Mobile: 9330492088 , E-mail: [email protected] Education Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), PES College, Bangalore University, Karnataka, India Master of Science (Biochemistry), Vidya Sagar University, West Bengal, India Ph.D. (Soil Sc. & Agri. Chemistry), Visva Bharati University, Birbhum, […]