Curriculum Vitae


 

RESEARCH WORKS:
My scientific work has been published in over 165 original contributions, reviews , book, book chapters, and editorials. My discovery of anti-thrombotic factors in tomatoes has been patented internationally, and a company, Provexis Limited, has been established in UK (www.provexis.com) to commercialise the discovery. I have successfully supervised 25 PhD/MD students during the last 20 years.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Professor (2001 -) Faculty of Medicine,University of Oslo, Norway
Principal Health Scientist (1990 - 2001 ) Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, AB21 9SB, 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 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

International Patent
An international patent application has been approved (Patent no. 03009683.8-2107) on the anti-thrombotic properties isolated from tomatoes. A company, Provexis Limited, www.provexis.com) has been formed to develop and market the product.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Food and Nutrition
Editorial Board member of journals, Lipids in Health and Disease, & Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, European J Lipid Science and Technol.
Executive Member, Lipid Group Committee, The Biochemical Society (UK)
Editorial Commentary Writer, Current Opinion in Lipidology(Lippinicott, London)
Chairman, Scientific Advisory board, Provexis Ltd
Chairman, ZESPRI Scientific Health and Nutrition Advisory Group
Board Member, International College of Nutrition
PhD and MD thesis examiner of several universities e.g. UK, Australia, India
Reviewer of several international journals, and grant applications,
Organiser of several international symposia in USA and UK
Research grant Evaluator, European Commission, MRC
Member of several international organisations
ClinicaL Nutrition Society
American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS),
British Biochemical Society (BBS)
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
Current Opinion in Lipidology (a Bimonthly Journal,
Lippinicott , Williams & Wilkins,London)

Invited lectures (Please see other pages)

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