Saikat Datta Mazumdar, ICRISAT, India

Saikat Datta Mazumdar

Saikat Datta Mazumdar studied Chemistry between 1989 and 1992 at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India and was awarded the gold medal. This was followed by a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology from the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India between 1992 and 1994. Saikat then joined the food industry and served in various capacities. The most notable being his stint at the Unilever Research Centre, Bangalore, India between 1998 and 2004, where he carried out research and development for Unilever’s beverages and frozen dessert category. In 2005, Saikat moved to Germany as a scientific-coworker at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Philipps University Marburg. He was awarded the Ph. D. degree by the Philipps University Marburg, Germany in 2008 for his work on “Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor for rapid detection of Salmonella and Salmonella infections”. He also has a specialization in Food and Agribusiness Management from Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In January 2009, Saikat took up the position of Technical Director, NutriPlus Knowledge Program, Agribusiness and Innovation Platform, at the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India and is involved in providing support to entrepreneurs in the area of food and agribusiness; research and development in the area of neutraceuticals, fortified foods and food safety; nutritional intrevention projects towards addressing malnutrtion and enhancement of dietary diversity among tribal pouplations in India; and establishment of IS0 17025:2005 accreditated Food testing laboratories in Africa. He presently holds the position of Chief Operation Officer (COO) of the NutriPlus Knowledge (NPK) Program, at the Agribuisness Innovation Platform (AIP), ICRISAT.

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