Mr. J. Sreenivasa RaoScientist D/Asst Director,
Food chemistry and nutrient analysis
Sreenivasa Rao J is nutrition biochemist and micronutrient research specialist in the Division of Food Chemistry. He is the recipient of the prestigious Sagarmal Goyanka young scientist award for his best research performance (2010) from IDA and also received best research paper presentation award in nutrition research (2016) from International conference on mass spectroscopy, Chicago, USA. His expertise is in nutrition research, biochemistry and database analysis and he has been working extensively in the areas of micronutrient analysis, heavy metal toxicity, tribal malnutrition and food biodiversity especially those that are being consumed by the indigenous populations of the country and plant secondary metabolites. He has been constantly upgrading his skills related to health and nutrition research. Special focus is being put on non-nutrient bioactive substances and on the effects of different food processing methods on nutrient parameters. His research encompasses various aspects of public health nutrition including nutritional composition of indigenous foods, metal toxicity and malnutrition problems in population. He is a faculty member for regular and ad hoc training programmes being organized in the institute. He published several research papers in national and international journals, two book chapters and several papers in proceedings of national and international conferences.