Nutrition and Metabolism

Introduction

This research line is involved in understanding nutritional exposures linked to coexistence of low muscle mass and obesity.  Approaches include physiological studies of endocrinology, metabolism, body composition and specific approaches linked to assessment of muscle mass.

Sl No. Project Title Project Lead Year
1 Estimating lysine bioavailability of Indian vegetarian meal using indicator amino acid oxidation method in adults (Funded by: Indian Council of Medical Research) PI: Dr. Rebecca Raj, Guide: Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Co-I: Sulagna Bandyopadhyay, Co-I: Dr. Nirupama S 2019
2 Estimation of total energy expenditure and physical activity level among young adults (Funded by: Indian Council of Medical Research) PI: Dr. Rebecaa Raj, Sulagna Bandyopadhyay 2019
3 Maternal fuel supply and placental trafficking of amino acids : Epigenetic and metabolomics correlates (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadyay 2018
4 ManGo: Manchester Global Omics Initiative for Nutritional Health (Funded by: Medical Research Council, UK) PI: Dr. John McLaughlin, University of Manchester, UK, Co-I: Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2018
5 Estimating lysine metabolic availability of milk and vegetarian meal using indicator amino acid oxidation method in humans (Funded by: Intramural Funding) Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj 2018
6 Mixed Longitudinal / Cross-Sectional Study of Body Composition of Infants from Birth to 6 Months from Bangalore, India (Funded by: A grant to the IAEA from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj 2017
7 Prevalence and predictors of vitamin B12 deficiency genetic associations for low vitamin B12 levels – multicenter a pan India study (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2017
8 Measuring the digestibility of snacks prepared from extruded chickpea and yellow pea (Funded by: Tata Trusts) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2017
9 Review, Assessment & Planning of Interventions in Districts (RAPID) for Maternal and Child Nutrition: Maternal and Child Nutrition in rural Maharashtra and Rajasthan - Identifying gaps and designing system strengthening interventions (Funded by: TATA Trusts) Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan 2016
10 Understanding digestibility and metabolomic read-outs of plant-protein based supplementation in Indian primary school children (Funded by: TATA Trust) Dr. Anura Kurpad, Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2016
11 Integrated nutrition-agriculture strategies to inform public health (Funded by: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowship) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2015
12 Effect of maternal protein and vitamin B12 supplementation on placental epigenetics (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2014
13 Effect of maternal protein and vitamin B12 supplementation on placental vasculature (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2014
14 ETH - Zinc Study (Funded by: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland) PI: Professor Michael Zimmermann, ETH Zurich & Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Co-I: Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2014
15 Programme Support on the effect of amino acids, vitamin A and oxidative stress on foetal growth, placental function and low birth weight (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Pratibha Dwarkanath 2013