INDIAN JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCES
ISSN (E) : 2582 – 2845
Dr. Imtiyaz Murtaza is Professor cum Chief Scientist & Head in the Division of Basic Sciences & Humanities, SKUAST-K, Kashmir, J&K, India. He holds a MSc. in Biochemistry and a PhD (2001) in Molecular Biology from JMI (Central University, N Delhi). He worked briefly in Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, N. Delhi and JMI, N. Delhi before starting as an Assistant Professor cum Junior Scientist (Biochemistry) in the Department of Food Sciences and Technology at the University of SKUAST-K, Kashmir, J&K, India in 2002. He went to do a post-doctoral fellowship (2005) in the Functional Genomics Centre, ETH, University of Zurich, Switzerland and as Visiting Assistant Professor (2007-2008) to School of Medicine and public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He instituted two new disciplines (Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology) in SKUAST-K. He served as PI or co-PI on several grants funded by DST, UGC, DBT, ICMR, ICAR-NBFGR and SKUAST-K. He acted as advisor/co-advisor of 21 PhD projects and mentor of many post doctorial researchers. He is inventor of 2 national patents and inventions (Filed) as well as member of team who developed and released two new vegetables varieties and has many gene bank entries credited to his name. He is author as well as co-author of two books each, numerous book chapters and hundreds of articles in leading journals and conference proceedings in chemoprevention, chemotheraupetic, nutraceutical, functional foods, bioremediation fields. He acted as member of organizing committee of several international and national conferences and is recipient of many awards. He is editorial board member of many national and international Journals and sociecities. His current research deals with the nutritional deficiencies and their management especially in lactating mothers and their infants as well as exploitation of dietary bioactive components for their antioxidant, nutraceutical and immunomodulators potential aswell as their role against oxidative stress related diseases like diabetes, cancer, hypertension etc and results published in highly reputed Journals (Cancer research, Carcinogenesis, BBRC, Cell cycle, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Affective Disorder, Current microbiology,Current Science etc).