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Name: Dr. Chakkaravarthi Saravanan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Basic and Applied Sciences
Contact No: 130-2281220
Email: chakkaravarthiniftem[at]gmail[dot]com
Area of Interest/Specialization:
  1. Prebiotics
  2. Lipid Oxidation
Degree NameSubject/Research AreaUniversity/CollegeYear
PDF Systems Biology CNC, University of Coimbra, Portugal 2008-2012
Ph.D. Biotechnology VIT University, India 2003-2008
M.Sc. Biochemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, India 1998-2000
Degree/Designation NameSubject(s) Taught*University/CollegeYear
Assistant Professor Food Chemistry and Biochemistry NIFTEM 2012-Till Date
Scientist Department of Bioinformatics Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore 2007-2008
Awards & Honours (if any):
  1. Science Enrichment Award in Biochemistry, PEARL Foundation for Educational Excellence (2017). 
  2. Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Science (June, 2015 - July,2015) 
  3. Post Doctoral Fellowship, Foundation of Science and Technology, Portugal. (July 2008 - Feb 2012).
  4. Young Travel Fellowship, Federation of European Biochemical Society, United Kingdom (2010).
Major Publications (Last 5 years):
  1. Simran Sharma, Sit-Foon Cheng, Bhaswati Bhattacharya, S. Chakkaravarthi, (2019) Efficacy of free and encapsulated natural antioxidants in oxidative stability of edible oil: Special emphasis on nanoemulsion-based encapsulation, Trends in Food Science & Technology 91: 305-318.
  2. Rupali Dolas, Chakkaravarthi Saravanan, Barjinder Pal Kaur (2019) Emergence and era of ultrasonic’s in fruit juice preservation: A review. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 58: 104609.
  3. VintiSingla and S Chakkaravarthi (2017) Applications of prebiotics in food industry: A review. Food Science and Technology International 23(8): 649-667.
  4. Chakkaravarthi, S and Venkatesh, Y. P., (2014) Exploration of cation-π interactions in the structural stability of food allergens.International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences, 3; 32-44.
International Experience(s)/Collaboration(s)/Consultancy:
  1. Research work visit to Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Nutraceutical and Functional Food, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand from 1st June to 30th June 2019.
  2. Participated in FEBS International course on systems biology of metabolism at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. May 24th to 11th June, 2010.
  3. Foundation of Science and Technology, Portugal, Post Doctoral Fellow at Molecular Systems Biology Group at Centre For Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal. July 2008 to February 2012.
Externally Funded Projects:
  1. Evaluation of green functional food fortified with cereal grasses in reducing risk of metabolic syndrome – SERB – DST Project – As Co-Principle Investigator.
  2. Development of protocol for reduction of acrylamide leaves in selected potato based snack foods - MoFPI Project – As Principle Investigator.
  3. Preparation, Characterization and evaluation of encapsulated eggplant peel extract in edible oil - MoFPI Project - As Co-Principle Investigator.
Patent(if any):


Books(if any):
  1. Chakkaravarthi Saravanan, (2016) Computational analysis of weak interactions in TIM-Barrel Proteins. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3659873041.

  2. R. Sasikumar, S. Chakkaravarthi and K. Vivek (2016) Food Processing Technology – A technical manual. Biotech Books, New Delhi. ISBN 978-8176223706.

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