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Viduranga Yashasvi Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

A Deputy Principal of the Australian College of Business & Technology who serves as the Global Harmonization Initiative Ambassador to Sri Lanka. A prolific author, editor, scientist, and administrator who works tirelessly promoting healthy food habits, food, and nutrient security.


Free Radicals Redox Biology Antioxidant Enzyme Systems Vitamin C Vitamin E Carotenoids Anthocyanins Health Benefits Industrial Applications Food Preservatives Stabilizers Functional Food

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Antioxidants are commonly known as chemical substances that can prevent or slow damage caused by free radicals produced by the body as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. These compounds are used in the industry as food preservatives, stabilizers and lubricants, while they are presently touted as one of the most highly effective categories of organic compounds for combating global pandemics such as diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders. There are many books published to date on antioxidants, especially those of plant origin. However, the aim of this publication is to serve as an update to key overlooked areas concerning antioxidants. It covers biochemical aspects, antioxidant enzyme systems and functional food to name but a few. 

The book would look into providing an overview of the recently published research as well and set directions to future scientific research, by highlighting the gaps and voids. It is hoped that both scientific and non-scientific audiences will benefit from the contents of this publication.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 17th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 14th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 4th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 3rd 2021

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About the editor

Viduranga Yashasvi Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Dr. Viduranga Waisundara obtained her Ph.D from the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore in Food Science & Technology in 2010. She was a lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore from July 2009 to March 2013. She relocated to her motherland of Sri Lanka and spearheaded the Functional Food Product Development Project at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies from April 2013 to October 2016. She was a Senior Lecturer on a temporary basis, at the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. She is currently the Deputy Principal of the Australian College of Business & Technology – Kandy Campus, in Kandy, Sri Lanka. She is also the present Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) Ambassador to Sri Lanka.

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