Dr. M. Sylvia Subapriya

Sylvia Subapriya M.Sc, M.Phil, B.Ed, Ph. D is Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and Former Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross and Red Ribbon Club, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore.

Research in 1. Tribal Nutrition to 1. Ascertain the effect of Spirulina on the Nutritional Status of Tribal Children 2. Train trainers involved in the empowerment of tribal women, 3. Analyse nutrient content of tribal foods

  1. 2. Oral Leukoplakia Develop and ascertain the effect of vitamin and mineral rich nutraceutical capsule (vitamin A, E and trace mineral Selenium) for treatment of Oral Leukoplakia 2. Develop micronutrient and fibre rich recipes from Moringa olifera, Amaranthus tristis, Piper betle (herbs and green leafy vegetables common in Indian dietaries)
  2. 3. Sports Nutrition Formulate and ascertain the effect of ergogenic and nutritional food supplements, sports bars and drinks on the nutritional and sports performance of athletes and swimmers.
  3. 4. Vitamin A Nutrition -Maternal Vitamin A nutriture and impact on Infantile Nutrition
  4. 5. Popularising Gandhian foods for Health, Sports, Disease and Stress Management

Co Principal Investigator/Principal Investigator for the UGC Sponsored Nation-wide online course for post graduates in Food Science and Nutrition, e-PG Pathshala, UNICEF SMART Survey under CMAM Initiative among < fives.

Research Supervisor– tribal nutrition in Primitive Tribal Groups (India) and Orang asli (Perak, Malaysia), Sports nutrition – Rural athletes, Martial Arts, Community nutrition; nanotechnology in food packaging;

Inter organisation/ Institution collaborative research– Nilgiri Tribal Welfare Association, Christian Children’s Fund, Centre for Gandhian Studies, Agricultural Universities, Member, Editorial Board- Malaysian Journal of Sports Science and Recreation; Editor- Journal of Food Science and Technology, STM Journals; Mentor, Nutrition Society of India, New Delhi and Pelatonia Student Exchange Programme, OSU, Columbus, USA

Invited Speaker/Chair– International Conference in Sports Nutrition, Manav Rachna University, India; International Conference in Nutrition, Kulliyah of Nursing, Kuantan, Malaysia; International Conference on Bioprocess and Food Technology, Dubai, UAE.  EuroSciCon-World Congress in Nutrition, Paris, France, IAPCHE Conference on Education for Excellence, Johannesburg, South Africa, International Conference in Food and Nutrition, Rome, Italy.

NSS Programme Coordinator of the University mobilising the upliftment of 26 adopted villages around Coimbatore through 26 programme officers and 2659 NSS volunteers each year, from 2014 to 2018. Received the Blood Donation Award from Ms. Archana Patnaik, District Collector, Coimbatore for record blood donation by NSS volunteers of the university; Prestigious Lead India 2020 recognition from Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India for the NSS activity.

Countries visited: Malaysia, Muscat, Dubai, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Thailand and Italy.

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