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ACHIEVEMENTS

Research work:

My scientific work has been published in over 215 original contributions, reviews, books, book chapters, and editorials. I own several international patents. My discoveries of anti-thrombotic factors in tomatoes amd kiwifruits are patented internationally, and 3 companies  Provexis Limited (www.provexis.com) in UK, and IDIA AS (www.idia.no) in Norway, Genimen Pharmacon in India are established to commercialize these discoveries. I have successfully supervised 35 PhD/MD students so far.


Professional Experience:

Professor (2001 -) Faculty of Medicine,University of Oslo, Norway
Group Leader(2010 -) Chronic Diseases
Professor & Principal Scientist (1990 - 2001 ) Aberdeen University, Rowett Research Institute, Scotland, UK
Senior Health Officer (1987-89) VA Medical Centre, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Assistant Professor of Medicine (1987-1989) Dept. of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Faculty, MD-PhD Programme (1987-'89) Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Clinical Instructor (1985-1987) Dept. of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA
NIH Fellow (1983-1985) Thrombosis Research Centre, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia,USA

HONOURS/AWARDS

1987 Elizabeth Kushnir Memorial Award for Prostaglandin research by the American Heart Association
1992 Cited in “American Men and Women of Science”, 18th Edition. 1992
1996 Hoffman La Roche Award for feto-placental research by the International Conference on PUFA Nutrition and Disease Prevention, Barcelona, Spain
1998-2011 Cited in Who’s Who in the World Science, 15th edition
2000 Honorary Professor, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
2000 Fellow of International College of Nutrition (FICN)
2000 Honorary Professor, International College of Clinical Nutrition
2002 Executive Member, European Academy of Nutritional Sciences
2002 Felicitation Award, 9th International Congress on Clinical Nutrition, London,

2008 Felicitation at 13th International Clinical Nutrition, Mexico

2016  Cited in Wikipedia

2016 Member, Royal Society of Medicine, UK

International Patents

Holder of several international patents. One of these patents (Patent no. 03009683.8-2107) are on the anti-thrombotic factors isolated from tomatoes. A company, Provexis Limited, www.provexis.com) has been formed to develop and market the product.  

1. Antithrombotic agents from tomatoes  (WO 1999055350 A1)

The invention provides a fruit extract or active fraction thereof for use in the prophylaxis or treatment of a disease state initiated or characterised by platelet aggregation.

2. Antithrombotic agents its doses and formulation (EP 1334728 A3)

The invention provides a unit dosage form such as a tablet, lozenge, capsule, powder, granulate or gel, the unit dosage form containing an aqueous extract of tomato in a dried form, the aqueous extract having been prepared by homogenising the flesh of a tomato and removing solids therefrom. The unit dosage form contains a water soluble active fraction which is colourless or straw coloured and has platelet aggregation inhibitory activity.

3. USE OF TOMATO EXTRACT AS ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENT AND PROCESS FOR MAKING WATER SOLUBLE SUGAR FREE TOMATO EXTRACT

Publication number: 20150132371

4. CARDIO-PROTECTIVE AGENTS FROM KIWIFRUITS

Publication number: 20150030709

5. CARDIO-PROTECTIVE AGENTS FROM KIWIFRUITS (extn

Publication number: 20140314889

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editor, Food and Nutrition Research, Webmed Journal, International Journal of Biosciences, International J of Human nutrition, Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, Nutritional Journal, Advances in Biological Chemistry, International Journal of Health and Nutrition, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Lipids in Health and Disease, Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, European J Lipid Science and Technology etc.
Editorial Commentary Writer, Current Opinion in Lipidology(Lippinicott, London)
Chairman, Scientific Advisory board, Provexis Ltd
Chairman, ZESPRI Scientific Health and Nutrition Advisory Group, New Zealand
Secretary, International College of Nutrition
PhD and MD thesis examiner of several universities e.g. UK, Australia, India, USA, South Africa
Reviewer of several international journals, and grant applications,
Organiser of several international symposia in USA and UK
Research grant Evaluator, European Commission, MRC, NRC, and others
Member of several international organisations
ClinicaL Nutrition Society
Life member and Fellow, International Congress on Clinical Nutrition (ICN)
International Society for the study of fatty acids and lipids (ISSFAL)
British Nutrition Society (BNS)
Nordic Lipid Society

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