Hyderabad: Senior scientist and Head of Biochemistry division of Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Dr. G. Bhanuprakash Reddy has been selected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, UK, in recognition for his research contributions in the area of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Incidentally, Dr. Bhanuprakash Reddy is the first scientist from NIN to be named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which is acknowledged by many as the largest organization for advancing the chemical sciences.
The designation Fellow (FRSC) is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made significant contributions in the field of chemistry-allied sciences and attaining a high professional standing to the wider scientific community.
The senior scientist said that he was delighted and honored to be admitted to the FRSC as a Fellow. “When one joins a select group of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to science, the experience is particularly gratifying and humbling,” he said.
Dr Bhanuprakash Reddy’s research work, which focuses on nutritional biochemistry of age-related diseases with particular emphasis on micro nutrients and functional foods have been published in more than 170 publications.
The researcher’s study using both human cohorts and animal models revealed role for micronutrients in the development of diabetic complications. Dr. Bhanuprakash reported the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, identified the factors associated with adequacy of micronutrient intakes in adult population.
Dr Reddy obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Osmania University and had postdoctoral
training at Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore and Case Western University, Cleveland (USA).