(a)Purification and structural and functional characterisation of carbohydrates and glyco-conjugates. (b)Isolation,purification and kinetic studies of amylases,xylanases,ferulic acid/ acetic acid esterases (C) Antioxidant properties of phenolic acids and feruloyl polysaccharides. (d)Prebiotic studies on Xylo/feruloyl-xylooligosaccharides.
Food carbohydrates and their degrading enzymes,Prebiotics phenolic acids and antioxidants
(1).Awarded ‘Excellence in Carbohydrate Research’ Award by Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India) for the year 2013.( 2.) Elected as AFST (I) fellow (2008) for the outstanding contributions in the area of Food carbohydrates and their degrading enzymes, phenolic acids and prebiotics.(3.)Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award for 2002,awarded by Association of Food Science and Technologists, India [AFST (I)] at the 5th International Convention (IFCON) held at CFTRI from 5th–8th December 2003 for excellent contributions in the area of Food Carbohydrate and Degrading Enzymes.(4.) Awarded Best Scientist Annual award by CFTRI for the year 2009-2010 for the scientific contributions..(5.) Awarded Best Paper under the basic science category for the year 2006 by CFTRI. R. Shymprasad Rao and G. Muralikrishna. Water soluble feruloyl arabinoxylans from rice and ragi: changes upon malting and their consequence on antioxidant activity. Phytochemistry, 67, (2006), 91-99.(6.) Served as DBT Task force member on “Value- Added Biomass & Products from Natural Resources. (April 2011 – March 2014). Expert for evaluating BIRAC projects(2010- till date).(7.) Elected member for National Academy of Sciences [NAS (I)],Allahabad –May,2007.(8)One of the eleven people selected from CSIR Laboratories for DAAD fellowship (Germany) in 1987 Nov ( 9.) Selected as DBT Overseas Research Associate for the year 2007-2008 (2008 March to 2008 September). Institute for Mycology and Bacteriology Leipzig, Germany.(10.)Advisory Board Member for the E-Journal entitled “Trends in Carbohydrate Research. (11) Currently President of Society of Biological Chemists (India), Mysore Chapter for the Year 2014 – 2017. Nominated for the National Executive for (a) Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists for the year 2006 - 2007 and 2009 - 2011 (b) Society Biological chemists (I) 1993-1994 and also Hon. Secretary for the SBC, Mysore Chapter (1993-1994).(12.)Member Secretary, Research Council, CSIR-CFTRI, 2013-2016. (13.)Convener for the 17th National Carbohydrate conference held at CFTRI Nov 21st - 22nd 2002 and also 27th National carbohydrate conference held at CSIR-CFTRI from Dec-10-12,2012. (14.) Recognized guide in the faculties of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science of University of Mysore and adjudicator for Ph.D for several universities.(15).Reviewer for Several International Journals.