Dr. Krishnapillai Madhavan Nair

Born in Alappuzha, Kerala, India on 5 May 1954. Educated at Thiruvampady High School, Alappuzha, 1964-69; Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, 1971-74; University College, Thiruvananthapuram, 1974-76; Research Scholar 1976-1980 at National Institute of Nutrition and Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1976-81; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1981.

Research Assistant 1980-82, Assistant Research Officer 1982-1991, Research Officer 1991-96, Senior Research Officer 1996-2001, Assistant Director 2001-06, and Deputy Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 2006-11; Scientist `F', National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Hyderabad, 2011-16.

Awards/Honours: Public Health Service International Research Fellow, Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Sciences, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, NIH, U.S.A (1988-89); ICMR's B.G.R.C. Silver Jubilee Oration Award (1996); Vice President of Nutrition Society of India (2016-2018); Dr (Smt.) Mrunalini Devi Puar Memorial Oration, Foods and Nutrition Alumni Association, The MS University of Baroda (2018); Dr, S G Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award, Nutrition Society of India (2019); Chairperson, Scientific Panel on Labelling & Claims/Advertisements (2020-23) FSSAI, GoI; Member, Scientific Committee, FSSAI (2020-23); Member, Scientific Panel, Nutrition and fortification, FSSAI (2020-23); Member, Expert Committee, Approval of Non-specified food and food ingredients, FSSAI(2020-23);Member, Expert Committee on Advertising &Claims, FSSAI(2020-23); Member, Task Force Committee on Biotechnology Based Programme for Rural Development and SC/ST population, DBT, GoI; Member, Project Advisory Committee, NABI, DBT, Mohali, Punjab; Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, DBT; Member, Expert Committee, Public Health Nutrition, DBT; Member, Review Committee, Development and Transfer of Technology for Bio fortification and Disease Resistance in Banana, BIRAC; Member, Expert group, CSIR Nutraceutical Mission, CSIR GoI; Member, Data Monitoring Committee, ICMR Task Force Study on Childhood and Adolescent Anemia; Member, Expert Committee, Revision of Guidelines for Indians, NIN-ICMR; Member, International Scientific Committee, Choices International Foundation, The Netherlands; Member, National committee for International Union of Nutritional Sciences, INSA.

Fellow: National Academy of Medical Sciences; Telengana Akademy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Translational research, public health nutrition and biochemistry

Address: LIG-B-422, Dr. A.S. Rao Nagar, ECIL P.O., Hyderabad 500062, Telangana; [Tel: Res. (040) 27120369, Cell: 9849665422; Email: nairthayil@gmail.com]