G.K. Jayaprakasha, has 25 years of research and 3 years of industrial experience focused on isolation of Natural Products from Fruits, Vegetables, Spices and Medicinal plants as well as semi-synthesis of bioactive lead natural products and evaluation of biological properties focused towards cancer prevention in vitro models. His research involves bioassay directed discovery, purification and chemical characterization of natural compounds using preliminary in vitro assays such as anticancer, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Isolated and characterized more than 80 novel, rare and bioactive compounds from Citrus, Pomegranate, Carrots, Cinnamon, Lichen, Turmeric and Garcinia. He filed 24 patents in US, Europe and India. He also published more than 140 research papers, reviews, book chapters and 130 presentations in national and international meetings. In addition, he co-edited three ACS symposium series books. Based on his research accomplishments, he has been admitted as “Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry” (FRSC), Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, Fellow of Agricultural Food Chemistry, American chemical society, Washington, and Fellow of Indian chemist, India.
Bhimanagouda Patil is the Professor and Director of Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center. His research focus is on multidisciplinary “Foods for Health” led to publish more than 135 peer reviewed research papers and received 15 awards. Drs. Patil and Yves Desjardin initiated an international symposium “FAVHealth” symposium in 2005, and hosted in Houston 2007. He has chaired or co-chaired 25 symposium. He was invited speaker, including plenary speaker, for his scientific research and educational excellence by several countries including China, South Korea, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, Sweden, France, India, Canada, Portugal, and different states in the USA. He has developed two multi-disciplinary and multi state first-of-its kind course, “Science of Foods for Health” and “Phytochemicals in Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Human Health”.