Karmaveer award for city scientist

Karmaveer award for city scientist

Retired scientist Renu Agarwal of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has been selected for REX Karmaveer Global Fellow and Karmaveer Chakra, a coveted award launched in association with the UN. It is from iCONGO-International Confederation of NGOs.

Renu Agrawal was chief scientist in the Food Microbiology department and a CSIR-CFTRI rural development programme coordinator at CFTRI, Mysuru. She is also a CSIR nodal coordinator for food science and nutrition.

Presently, she is an advisor, outreach activities at CFTRI. She has represented India as a team leader taking scientific delegation for Asia meet at Bali, Indonesia, nominated by DST, Union Government, on food policies. She is in research since 32 years. She has a PhD degree from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Her areas of specialisation include biotransformation of inexpensive and readily available precursor compounds into high-valued, high-cost bioactive molecules, microbial physiology, fermentation and probiotics.

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