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Farhan Saeed

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Farhan is an Assistant Professor at Government College University Faisalabad-Pakistan where he finished his Ph.D. at the age of 28 years. He has an h index of 16 and has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals with an impact factor of more than 140. His research focus is on finding innovative and effective practices to improve food production, quality, and safety, keeping in view the betterment of human health.


Aftab Ahmed

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Aftab Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Food Science and Nutrition. He has 10 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Ahmed is a reviewer in the International Journal of Food Processing and Preservation as well as the International Journal of Fruit Science. His research interests lie in the area of human nutritional sciences, and environmentally friendly techniques to separate bioactive compounds of nutritional importance from natural sources. He is a member of TEVTA and PSFST.

Muhammad Afzaal

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Afzaal is working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Food Science. Government College University Faisalabad. He has 10 years of teaching and research experience. He has more than 40 publications in well-reputed journals and 5 book chapters published. His research interests are food science and technology, food microbiology and biotechnology, microencapsulation, probiotics, prebiotics & synbiotics, biopreservation, and waste value addition.


Fortification Supplementation Enrichment Food Security Advancements Worldwide Issues Undernutrition Overnutrition Quality Hidden Hunger Safety Causes Deficiencies

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Malnutrition is an important issue being faced by developing as well as by developed nations across the globe. The book will explore four types of Malnutrition: Stunting, wasting, underweight and vitamin & mineral deficiencies. We will look at how in developing countries, people face food insecurity on account of less income per capita and lack purchase power for basic food necessities satisfying the basic nutritional needs of the human body. Whereas in developed countries in spite of having proper purchase capacity people consume calorie-dense and nutrient-deficient foods due to their erratic eating behaviors. In both ways, malnutrition poses a serious challenge to the whole world. Different food fortification programs are being launched in developing nations to eradicate the nutrient deficiencies among the vulnerable segments of society. Whereas, in developed nations nutrition awareness campaigns are focused on promoting healthy dietary and lifestyle habits among the general public. These strategies can pave the way towards healthy communities worldwide, age expectancy, human productivity, and disease burden around the globe.

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Farhan Saeed

Government College University, Faisalabad

PERSONAL STATEMENT My name is Farhan Saeed. During Master study, I received an Indigenous Fellowship from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. The selection process was a rigorous process starting from a GRE-based test. After being short listed by HEC, part of the Fellowship was the opportunity to complete doctorate degree mainly within Food Science and Technology field. I did my Doctorate thesis entitled “Biochemical characterization of non-starch polysaccharides in relation to end-use quality of spring wheats” under the supervision of Dr. Imran Pasha. The doctorate research was focused on value addition of bioactive components extracted from spring wheats. The addition of extracted non-starch polysaccharides enhances the quality of baked products as well as important in nutraceutical point of view. The products under proposed study were thoroughly investigated for assessment of nutritional and end use quality of bread. The output of the proposed research work was highly beneficial to the consumers as well as Government of Pakistan for their intended purposes. The awareness about nutritional significance of non-starch polysaccharides enriched bread was really set the new horizons in product development in Pakistan. In 2012, I joined Institute of Home & Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad as Assistant Professor. In 2014, I became HEC Approved Supervisor. During 2015, I have visited Massachusetts, Amherst, USA under Pakistan Program for Collaborative Research (PPCR), HEC Pakistan for two months training program for the development of innovative project. After that, I have been selected to receive a 2016 “Endeavour Research Fellowship” to undertake proposed program in Australia. I did work in Centre for Nutrition & Food Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia under the supervision of Professor Mike Gidley. The commencing date of current program is May 17, 2016 and the expiry is on November 15, 2016. In October, 2018. I was promoted to Tenured Associate Professor. I have published more than 70 papers in reputed journals with impact factor more than 140. I have 20 book chapters in international books. I presented research works in international level at Huazhong University Wuhan, China and Conference on Food Properties in Sharjah. I also got two research projects funds from Higher Education Commission Islamabad, Pakistan. I would like to be granted the KGSP because it will offer me with the opportunity to partake in Post-Doctoral program of Food Science and Biotechnology at Kyungpook National University (KNU) among the best universities in Korea. In my home country, vital issues stressed in this particular degree program are quite overlooked, and this scholarship program will bring me a great chance to come within reach of them. By taking this course, I am optimistic for finding innovative and effective practices to improve food production, quality and safety, keeping in view the betterment of human health; and moreover, to improve the end-product quality for maintenance of customer’s health. To sum up, winning the KGSP will enable me not only to broaden my knowledge, but also to gain experience from people and culture of both countries Korea and Pakistan. In the longer term, I sturdily desire to contribute to the cause of assuring food security and safety initially in my country and laterally worldwide. The main objective of applying here to get international exposure while working with world class food experts especially those working in the area of functional foods and nutraceuticals. The knowledge and expertise together with the international interaction developed through this project will finally be utilized for the development of laboratory of functional foods and nutraceuticals at my home institute.

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