Dr. Vishweshwaraiah Prakash
Fellow, Elected 1998
Born in Mysore, India on 23 November 1951. Educated at Yuvaraj's College, Mysore, B.Sc. 1970; CFTRI, Mysore, M.Sc. 1972, and Ph.D 1976; Post Doctoral at Brandeis University and Texas Medical Center, USA.
Former Director of CFTRI and Distinguished Scientist of CSIR and Currently Vice-President of International Union of Nutritional Sciences and President of International Society for Nutraceuticals, Nutritionals and Naturals, Ambassador Extraordinaire IUFoST, (Canada), (2016-18).
Junior Research Fellow, 1972-74, and Senior Research Fellow, 1974-76 CFTRI; Post Doctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, 1976-78; Research Associate, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, 1978-80; Pool Officer, 1981-82, Scientist, Protein Technology Department, 1982-88; Scientist-in-charge Biophysical Chemistry Unit, 1988-93; Head, Dept. of Protein Chemistry & Technology, 1993, and Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1994-2011; Coordinator, United Nations University at CFTRI, 1994-2011, President IAFoST (Canada), (2006-2008).
Awards/Honours: Golden Jubilee Award (University of Mysore), 1988; Sarma Memorial Award [SBC (1)], 1989; Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award AFST (I), 1992; Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 1996; Karnataka Rajyotsava Award 1996; 50th Anniversary of India's Independence Golden Jubilee Award 1997; Prof. V. Subramanyan Industrial Achievement Award, AFST (I), 1999; CFTRI Best Alumnus Award, 1999; Soilendra Krishna Mitra Memorial Award, AIFPA (I), 2000; 38th B.C. Guha Memorial Lecture Award and Citation, Indian Science Congress, 2001; DuPont Protein Technologies International Award, 2001; FICCI Award in Life Sciences and Agriculture, 2001: Kashalkar Memorial Award, 2003; Padma Shri Award, 2004; CIFT 6th Golden Jubilee Commemorative Talk Award, 2007; NSI Nineteenth Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; NFI C. Ramachandran Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; Avinashilingam University for Women, Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas's Oration Lecture Award 2009; Life Time Achievement Award of KSTA, Govt. of Karnataka, 2012; IFT Cert. Scientist from 2013; Life Time Achievement Award of IUFoST, Canada 2014; Council Member of Global Harmonization Initiative; Chairman of India Region of EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering Design Group); Executive Editor, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, UK and Editorial board of additional Ten leading Journals in the subject areas Food Science, Nutritional Sciences Nutraceuticals and Chemistry of Bioactives; President, Nutrition Society of India (2008-2012); Former Council Member, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, India; Currently Member, Innovative Council of Karnataka and Scientific Council Member and Chairman of Nutra Panel, FSSAI, Govt. of India.
Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry; Indian Academy of Sciences; Association of Food Scientist and Technologists; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Academy of Social Sciences; Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA, 2008; IAFoST (Canada).
Research Areas: Food Chemistry, Enzymes and Proteins, Food and Nutrition, Food Biotechnology and Nutraceuticals and Food Policies and Prevention of Food Losses and Waste and Food Regulations and IPR.
Address: Office of President, ISSNNAN & Chairman EHEDG, India Region, 1/D, II Floor, Gokulam Main Road, V.V. Mohalla, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; No. 58, '5A' Main Road, Vontikoppal, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 4263004; Res. (0821) 2510054; Cell: 09845048854; Email: email@example.com]