ICMR scientist Dr Bhanuprakash Reddy elected Fellow of International Union of Nutrition Sciences

ICMR scientist Dr Bhanuprakash Reddy elected Fellow of International Union of Nutrition Sciences

Hyderabad: In recognition of his vital analysis contributions to dietary sciences, Dr. G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, ‘Scientist G’ and head of the biochemistry division of ICMR–National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, has been elected as a Fellow of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS).

IUNS promotes development in diet science and analysis and growth by means of worldwide cooperation on the world stage and encourages communication and collaboration amongst diet scientists in addition to disseminates info in dietary sciences by means of trendy communication expertise.

Associated with NIN for over 25 years, Dr. Bhanuprakash Reddy’s analysis focuses on molecular diet of power non-communicable problems(NCD)–the underlying foundation of the illness on the mobile and molecular stage.

Elaborating on his analysis, Dr. Bhanuprakash says, “My work evaluates the dietary standing and research the function of micronutrients and their affect on the molecular processes concerned in issues of diabetes and different NCD. For occasion, Vitamin B12 deficiency can improve the chance of diabetic retinopathy by way of abnormalities within the angiogenic and oxidative stress pathways. Also, Vitamin B6 deficiency might result in undesirable protein modifications by means of the binding of extra sugar molecules in diabetic circumstances to the proteins, thereby hampering regular protein features. All such deficiencies will additional improve issues in diabetic sufferers and will be prevented by regulating the correct amount of micronutrients within the physique. We have developed instruments/biomarkers for assessing the micronutrient standing.”

He continues, “We have additionally recognized novel bioactive molecules from purposeful meals in opposition to diabetic issues and investigated the protecting results of purposeful meals. Functional meals are phytochemicals (bioactive non-nutrient plant chemical compounds with well being advantages in opposition to the chance of main power ailments although they don’t seem to be sometimes important vitamins). These purposeful meals can act at particular organic pathways, thus controlling and stopping issues from the illness.”

Dr. Bhanuprakash provides, “Moreover since we can not immediately experiment on people, as a way to perceive the illness and influence of micronutrient deficiencies, now we have evaluated appropriate animal fashions (based mostly on rats and mice) the place diabetes or weight problems or different illness circumstances will be induced within the animals for finding out the biology of diet and diabetes and obesity-associated issues.”

Awards and recognition

Dr. Bhanuprakash has round 200 scientific publications in worldwide journals of reputation. His current evaluation on Vitamin A standing amongst under-five youngsters in India has been used for proposing a revision of the present common Vitamin A supplementation (VAS) coverage to a focused state-based VAS programme which is into consideration by the policymakers.

The scientist has gained a number of awards which embody the Gates Foundation Global Health Travel Award, RPB-International Scholar Award, Scopus Young Scientist Award, ICMR-Basanti Devi Amir Chand, VN Patwardhan Prize, and Nutrition Society of India-Young Scientist Award. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Medical Sciences (India); Telangana Academy of Sciences; and Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

Dr. Bhanuprakash obtained Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Osmania University, Postdoctoral Research coaching on the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.


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