DR. MANOJ KUMAR earned his PhD in Dairy Microbiology from National Dairy Research Institute (ICAR), Karnal, Haryana, India, in 2009. After that he joined as a postdoctoral fellow in ICMR. At present, he is working as a young scientist SERB in National Institute of Nutrition India. As a researcher, he has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in reputed journals and also several book chapters and popular articles. He has received several awards, and is also acting as Editorial Board Member and Prestigious Reviewer for several journals of national and international status. Also worked as a Remote reviewer in European research council. His research efforts have generated vital information on the role of gut microbiome on different metabolic diseases and cancer. He is also actively involved in a project "Metagenomic profiling of vaginal and gut microbiome of pregnant women. Currently he is working to develop a recombinant probiotic strain expressing chimerc immunogenic protein to exclude adhesion, transepithelial translocation, and cell cytotoxicity of food borne pathogens competitively in vivo and in vitro model. He expected that a genetically engineered probiotic would exert its antimicrobial effect against the target pathogen directly through the expression of a foreign gene and indirectly through beneficial properties inherent in indigenous probiotics.
Gut microbiome, Metabolic diseases, Cancer, Probiotics, Functional foods