Past Speakers



Dr. Kalpagam Polasa

Director Incharge & Head, Food & Drug Toxicology Research Centre,
National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR)

Session :

Workshop - Panel Discussion on Emerging Indian Food Regulatory Scenario: Role of “Team India”

Speaker Profile :

Has done her M.Sc., Ph.D. (Microbiology) and MBA. Currently working as Director-Incharge in the National Institute of Nutrition, she also heads the Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre.

Areas of her research include food safety and hygiene, nutrient drug interactions, nutrition and cancer, anti-mutagenesis, genetic and environmental toxicology and pre-clinical toxicology. She has three decades of research experience with more than100 publications to her credit. She has guided many PhD students in the areas of nutrition and microbiology. She was team leader for the Indo –Australian workshop on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods held at Wollongong, Australia in 2008. She serves as food safety expert to Bhutan. She is a member of a many prestigious scientific bodies like the Nutrition Society of India, Indian Pharmacological Society, Association of Microbiologist of India, Environmental Mutagen Society of India, Indian Association for Cancer Research Society of Toxicology and Indian Dietetic Association. She serves as a committee member in many national bodies and is a Visiting Scientist at Institute Curie, Paris, France; Sylvius Laboratories, Leiden, Netherland, Michigan State University, USA. She is a Certified GLP Inspector of NGCMA (DST) and Member of Editorial Committee in various International and National Journals. She was a University Ranker in M.Sc and received Young Scientist Award, Nutrition Society of India in 1989. She was given the prestigious IFN award to undergo training in Research management and Communication at Taipei, Taiwan. She is a member of scientific committees of Ministry of health, FSSAI, BIS and ICMR. 





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