Mr Nithin Rajan | Food Biotechnology |  Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,  India

Nithin R is a Biotechnology graduate with a strong track record of academic excellence and practical experience in laboratory environments. As an entry-level Biotechnologist, he is equipped with comprehensive knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and operational skills. Nithin is known for combining academic training with practical expertise to deliver solution-oriented services.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/Technology in Biotechnology from Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Anna University (CGPA: 8.03)
  • Master of Engineering/Technology in Agricultural Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (CGPA: 8.58)

Internships and Work Experience:

  • Visiting Student Intern at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, focusing on data curation and analysis of phytochemicals in Indian medicinal plants.
  • Student Intern at the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur, involved in the production of Plantaricin from banana peel waste and hands-on training in HPLC, GC-MS, and bioreactors.
  • Student Intern at CSIR-Central Electronic Engineering Research Institute, Chennai, gaining experience in microbial analysis of food samples.

Training & Certifications:

  • Certified Food Safety Supervisor by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Completed various training programs in areas such as ELISA and Western Blot, microbiological analysis, statistical analysis, HPLC, GC-MS, and more.

Skills:

Nithin possesses a diverse skill set, including expertise in molecular biology techniques, statistical analysis, machine learning, HPLC, GC-MS, and proficiency in languages like C, Python, and Perl.

Awards and Honors:

  • Finalist in the team FLAVO SPOON in the Health sector at Ventura 19 conducted by E-cell of NIT Trichy.
  • Qualified in the India Innovation Challenge Design Contest sponsored by DST, Government of India, and Texas Instruments anchored by IIM Bangalore.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Nithin Rajan, a Biotechnologist, has made significant contributions to the field of starch hydrolysis and resistant starch production. His work includes a comparative study on the digestion and topological behavior of six native starches hydrolyzed using porcine pancreatic enzymes, published in ‘Food and Humanity.’ Additionally, he explores a dual enzyme treatment strategy for enhancing resistant starch content in green banana flour, emphasizing its prebiotic effect in ‘LWT.’ Another contribution involves a novel approach for resistant starch production from green banana flour using amylopullulanase. Nithin’s research extends to in-silico identification of potential natural product inhibitors of human proteases crucial to SARS-CoV-2 infection, showcased in ‘Molecules’ and ‘arXiv.’ His work showcases a diverse expertise in biotechnological applications, especially in the realms of food science and antiviral research. 🌐👨‍🔬🍌

 

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