Bhanu Prakash

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
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E-mail: bhanubhu08@gmail.com
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Academic Qualifications:
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Univ. of Allahabad2004
2.M.Sc.Banaras Hindu University2008
3.Ph.D.Banaras Hindu University2013
 
Area of specialization:
 



Our group is working out strategies of isolation and purification of plants bioactive molecules from traditionally used plants that could be used as food preservative and as functional food ingredients. Our research focus is to identify the bioactivity of plant-derived products against the food borne pathogen, mycotoxin, and oxidative damages to enhance the shelf life of food commodities. In addition, I also involved in characterization of Nano-encapsulation of plant-bioactive compounds, elucidation of mode of action of test bioactive compounds, and bio-prospection of aromatic plants and their potential bioactive compounds.

Awards/Patents:


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  • PATENT: (233/DEL/2011) A novel plant essential oil synergistic composition and its preparation.

  • Early career research award SERB 2016

  • Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award-2017: National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad

  • Young Scientist Award 2017: Association of Food Scientists and Technologist India, AFST (I) Mysore.

 
Current Research Projects:
  • Synthesis, characterization and assessment of nanoencapsulated plants-derived bioactive compounds as novel source of food preservative funded by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, New Delhi (2016-2019). PI.

 
Any additional information:

  1. Life member, National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad- 2018.

  2. Life member, Association of Food Scientists and Technologist India, AFST (I), Mysore 2018.

  3. Life member, The Indian Botanical Society, 2016.

  4. Scientist C- at Department of Food Protectants and Infestation Control, CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore (07 March 2014 to 15 October 2015)

  5. Faculty of Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR): Assistant professor (Biological Sciences) CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore (April 2015 to October 2015)

  6. Ex-convener, Scientific Ethics Committee, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore (April 2015 to October 2015)

  7. Joint organizing secretary, National Conference held on 16-18 Feb, 2016 at Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005.

  8. Life Member (Membership No. 3442), Society for Biological Chemist, India, 2014.

  9. Reviewer of Internationally reputed Journals

 

List of 10 major publications:

  • Kiran S and Bhanu Prakash* (2015) Toxicity and biochemical efficacy of chemically characterized Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil against Sitophilus oryzae and Oryzaephilus surinamensis. Industrial Crops and Products. 74, 817-823.

  • Kiran S and Bhanu Prakash* (2015) Assessment of toxicity, antifeedant activity, and biochemical responses in stored-grain insect exposed to lethal and sub-lethal doses of Gaultheria procumbens L. essential oil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63, 10518-10524

  • Bhanu Prakash, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Ashok Kumar, Prashant K. Mishra and N.K. Dubey (2010). Efficacy of chemically characterized Piper betle L. essential oil against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of some edible commodities and its antioxidant activity. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 142, 114-119.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Prashant K Mishra, N.K. Dubey and R. N. Kharwar (2011). Efficacy of chemically characterized Ocimum gratissimum L. essential oil as an antioxidant and a safe plant based antimicrobial against fungal and aflatoxin B1 contamination of spices. Food Research International, 44, 385-390.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Prashant K. Mishra and N.K.Dubey (2012). Safety assessment of Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb. essential oil, its antifungal, antiaflatoxin, antioxidant activity and efficacy as antimicrobial in preservation of Piper nigrum L. fruits. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 153, 183-191.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, AkashKedia and N. K.Dubey (2012). Assessment of some essential oils as food preservatives based on antifungal, antiaflatoxin, antioxidant activity and in vivo efficacy in food system. Food Research International, 49, 201-208.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Shilpee Yadav, S.C. Singh and N.K.Dubey (2013). Safety profile assessment and efficacy of chemically characterized Cinnamomum glaucescens essential oil against storage fungi, insect, aflatoxin secretion and as antioxidant. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 53, 160-167.

  • Bhanu Prakash; Prashant K. Mishra; Akash Kedia; Nawal Kishore Dubey (2014). Antifungal, antiaflatoxin and antioxidant potential of chemically characterized Boswellia carterii Birdw essential oil and itsin vivo practical applicability in preservation of Piper nigrum L. fruits. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 56, 240-247.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, ReemaGoni, Ajay Kumar Raina Pandit and N. K. Dubey (2015). Efficacy of Angelica archangelica essential oil, phenyl ethyl alcohol and a- terpineol against isolated molds from walnut and their antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activity. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52, 2220-2228.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Akash Kedia, P.K. Mishra, N.K. Dubey (2015). Plant essential oils as food preservatives to control moulds, mycotoxin contamination and oxidative deterioration of agri-food commodities - Potentials and challenges. Food Control, 47, 381-391.

A. Full List of Publications:

  • Bhanu Prakash, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Ashok Kumar, Prashant K. Mishra and N.K. Dubey (2010). Efficacy of chemically characterized Piper betle L. essential oil against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of some edible commodities and its antioxidant activity. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 142, 114-119.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Prashant K Mishra, N.K. Dubey and R. N. Kharwar (2011). Efficacy of chemically characterized Ocimum gratissimum L. essential oil as an antioxidant and a safe plant based antimicrobial against fungal and aflatoxin B1 contamination of spices. Food Research International, 44, 385-390.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Prashant K. Mishra and N.K.Dubey (2012). Safety assessment of Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb. essential oil, its antifungal, antiaflatoxin, antioxidant activity and efficacy as antimicrobial in preservation of Piper nigrum L. fruits. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 153, 183-191.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, AkashKedia and N. K.Dubey (2012). Assessment of some essential oils as food preservatives based on antifungal, antiaflatoxin, antioxidant activity and in vivo efficacy in food system. Food Research International, 49, 201-208.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Shilpee Yadav, S.C. Singh and N.K.Dubey (2013). Safety profile assessment and efficacy of chemically characterized Cinnamomum glaucescens essential oil against storage fungi, insect, aflatoxin secretion and as antioxidant. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 53, 160-167.

  • Bhanu Prakash; Prashant K. Mishra; Akash Kedia; Nawal Kishore Dubey (2014). Antifungal, antiaflatoxin and antioxidant potential of chemically characterized Boswellia carterii Birdw essential oil and itsin vivo practical applicability in preservation of Piper nigrum L. fruits. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 56, 240-247.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Akash Kedia, Aradhana Singh and N. K.Dubey (2012). Efficacy of essential oil combination of Curcuma longa l. and Zingiber officinale rosc. as a post-harvestfungitoxicant, aflatoxin inhibitor and antioxidant agent. Journal of Food Safety, 32, 279-288.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, Akash Kedia, Abhishek K. Dwivedy, Anita Singh and N. K. Dubey (2012). Mycoflora and aflatoxin analysis of Arachis hypogaea L. and assessment of Anethum graveolens L. seed and leaf essential oils against isolated fungi, aflatoxin production and their antioxidant activity. Journal of Food Safety, 32, 481-491.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Priyanka Singh, ReemaGoni, Ajay Kumar Raina Pandit and N. K. Dubey (2015). Efficacy of Angelica archangelica essential oil, phenyl ethyl alcohol and a- terpineol against isolated molds from walnut and their antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activity. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52, 2220-2228.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Akash Kedia, P.K. Mishra, N.K. Dubey (2015). Plant essential oils as food preservatives to control moulds, mycotoxin contamination and oxidative deterioration of agri-food commodities - Potentials and challenges. Food Control, 47, 381-391.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Akash Kedia, Prashant K. Mishra, Abhishek K. Dwivedy, N. K. Dubey (2015). Assessment of chemically characterized Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oil and its major compounds as plant based preservative in food system based on their efficacy against food borne molds, aflatoxin secretion and as antioxidant. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 50, 1792-1798.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra, Akash Kedia, Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy and N. K. Dubey (2015).Efficacy of some essential oil components as food preservatives against food contaminating molds, aflatoxin B1 production and, free radical generation. Journal of Food Quality, 38, 231-239.

  • Kiran S and Bhanu Prakash* (2015) Toxicity and biochemical efficacy of chemically characterized Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil against Sitophilus oryzae and Oryzaephilus surinamensis. Industrial Crops and Products. 74, 817-823.

  • Kiran S and Bhanu Prakash* (2015) Assessment of toxicity, antifeedant activity, and biochemical responses in stored-grain insect exposed to lethal and sub-lethal doses of Gaultheria procumbens L. essential oil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63, pp 10518-10524.

  • Bhanu Prakash, AkashKedia, Akanksha Singh, Shashi Yadav, Arti Singh, Amrita Yadav, Deepika and N. K. Dubey (2015). Antifungal, antiaflatoxin and antioxidant activity of some plant essential oils and their in vivo efficacy in protection of chickpea seeds. Journal of Food Quality, Accepted.

  • Priyanka Singh, Ravindra Shukla, Bhanu Prakash, Ashok Kumar, Shubhra Singh, Prashant K. Mishra and N.K. Dubey (2010). Chemical profile, antifungal, antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activity of Citrus maxima Burm. and Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck essential oils and their cyclic monoterpene, DL-limonene. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48, 1734-1740.

  • Priyanka Singh, Ravindra Shukla, Ashok Kumar, Bhanu Prakash, Shubhra Singh and N.K. Dubey (2010). Effect of Citrus reticulata and Cymbopogon citratus essential oils on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production on Asparagus racemosus. Mycopathologia, 170:195-202.

  • N.K.Dubey, Ravindrashukla, Ashok Kumar, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash (2010) Prospectives of botanical pesticides in sustainable agriculture. Current Science, 98,479-480.

  • Jaya, Bhanu Prakash, Nawal Kishore Dubey (2011). Evaluation of chemically characterised essential oils of Coleus aromaticus, Hyptis suaveolens and Ageratum conyzoides against storage fungi and aflatoxin contamination of food commodities” International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46,754-760.

  • Dhananjay Kumar, Bhanu Prakash, Lalit K. Pandey, J. P. Gaur. (2010) “Sorption of Paraquat and 2, 4-D by an Oscillatoria Sp.-Dominated Cyanobacterial Mat”. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 160, 2475–2485.

  • Ashok Kumar, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash & Nawal K. Dubey (2011). Chemical composition of Ocimum basilicum L. essential oil and its efficacy as a preservative against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of dry fruits. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46, 1840-1846.

  • Jaya; Priyanka Singh; Bhanu Prakash and N.K.Dubey (2012). Insecticidal activity of Ageratum conyzoides L., Coleus aromaticus Benth. And Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit essential oils as fumigant against storage grain insect Tribolium castaneum Herbst. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51:2210-2215

  • Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh,Bhanu Prakash, Ashok Kumar, Prashant Kumar Mishra and Nawal Kishore Dubey (2011). Efficacy of essential oils of Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Brown and Callistemon lanceolatus (Sm.) Sweet and their major constituents on mortality, oviposition and feeding behavior of pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis L. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture,91, 2277–2283.

  • Prashant K Mishra; Ravindra Shukla; Priyanka Singh; Bhanu Prakash; N. K.Dubey (2012). Antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic efficacy of Caesulia axillaris Roxb. essential oil against fungi deteriorating some herbal raw materials, and its antioxidant activity. Industrial Crops and Products, 36, 74-80.

  • Ravindra Shukla; Priyanka Singh; Bhanu Prakash; Nawal Kishore Dubey (2012). Antifungal, aflatoxin inhibition and antioxidant activity of Callistemon lanceolatus (Sm.) Sweet essential oil and its major component 1,8-cineole against fungal isolates from chickpea seeds. Food Control, 25, 27-33.

  • Ravindra Shukla; Priyanka Singh; Bhanu Prakash; Anuradha, Nawal Kishore Dubey (2012). Antifungal, aflatoxin inhibition and free radical-scavenging activities of some medicinal plants extracts. Journal of Food Quality, 35, 182-189.

  • Prashant Kumar Mishra, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash, AkashKedia and Nawal Kishore Dubey (2012).Antifungal, anti-aflatoxigenic, and antioxidant efficacy of Jamrosa essential oil for preservation of herbal raw materials. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation,74, 11-16.

  • Ravindra Shukla; Priyanka Singh; Bhanu Prakash and N.K. Dubey (2013).Efficacy of Acorus calamus L. essential oil as a safe plant based antioxidant, aflatoxin B1 suppressor and broad spectrum antimicrobial against food infesting fungi. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48, 128-135.

  • Prashant Kumar Mishra, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash, AkashKedia, Nawal Kishore Dubey and C.S.Chanotiya (2013). Assessing essential oil components as plant-based preservatives against fungi that deteriorate herbal raw materials. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 80, 16-21.

  • Sadhana Sharma, Archana Singh, Bhanu Prakash and N K Dubey (2012). Wall Flora of Varanasi City: Taxonomic and Ecological Approach. Prajna, Journal ISSN 0554-9884, BHU. 58, 150-157.

  • Akash Kedia, Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra, Priyanka Singh, and N K Dubey(2015). Botanicals as eco-friendly biorational alternatives of synthetic pesticides against Callosobruchus spp. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)-a review.Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52:1239-1257

  • Akash Kedia, Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra, and N K Dubey(2014). Antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic properties of Cuminum cyminum (L.) seed essential oil and its efficacy as a preservative in stored commodities. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 168-169, 1-7

  • AkashKedia, Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra and N.K.Dubey(2014). Antifungal, antiaflatoxigenic and insecticidal efficacy of Spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) essential oil. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation, 89, 29-36.

  • Akash Kedia, Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra, Abhisekh K Dwivedy, and N. K. Dubey (2015). Trachyspermum ammi L. essential oil as plant based preservative in food system. Industrial Crops and Products. 69, 104-109

  • Akash Kedia; Bhanu Prakash; Prashant Mishra; Abhishek Dwivedy; Nawal Kishore Dubey (2015). Cuminum cyminum essential oil and its major components against infestation of chickpea and wheat from Callosobruchus chinensis and Sitophilus oryzae.Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 18, 383-388.

  • Prashant Kumar Mishra, Bhanu Prakash, AkashKedia, Abhishek K. Dwivedy, Nawal Kishore Dubey, Sayeed Ahmad (2015). Efficacy of Caesulia axillaris, Cymbopogon khasans and Cymbopogon martinii essential oils as plant based preservatives against degradation of medicinal component of raw materials of Andrographis paniculata by fungal spoilage. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 104, 244-250

  • Bhanu Prakash, N. K. Dubey and Kiran S (2015). Plants Derived Products: As an Eco-friendly Alternative of Synthetic Pesticide for Agri-pest Management: A Review. Asian Journal of Advanced Basic Sciences 4, 73-88.

  • Kiran S, Anupam Kujur and Bhanu Prakash (2016). Assessment of preservative potential of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume essential oil against food borne molds, aflatoxin B1 synthesis, its functional properties and mode of action. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 37, 184-191.

  • Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash and Nawal Kishore Dubey (2016). Assessment of Essential Oil of Acorus calamus L. and its Major Constituent ß-Asarone in Post Harvest Management of Callosobruchus chinensis L. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants. 19, 542-552.

  • Abhisekh K. Dwivedi, Manoj Kumar, Neha Upadhyay, Bhanu Prakash and Nawal Kishore Dubey (2016). Plant essential oils against food borne fungi and mycotoxins Current Opinion in Food Science, 11, 16-21.

  • Anupam Kujur, Kiran S, Nawal Kishore Dubey and Bhanu Prakash (2017). Microencapsulation of Gaultheria procumbens essential oil using chitosan-cinnamic acid microgel: Improvement of antimicrobial activity, stability and mode of action. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 86, 132-138.

  • Bhanu Prakash, Anupam Kujur, Amrita Yadav, Akshay Kumar, Prem Pratap Singh and Nawal Kishore Dubey (2018). Nanoencapsulation: An efficient technology to boost the antimicrobial potential of plant essential oils in food system. Food control, 89, 1-11.  

B. Book Chapters:

  • N. K. Dubey, Ravindra Shukla, Ashok Kumar, Priyanka Singh and Bhanu Prakash (2010). Global Scenario on the application of Natural products in integrated pest management. In Natural Products in Plant Pest Management edited by N K DubeyCABI, Oxfordsire, U.K., ISBN 978 -1- 84593- 671-6 page 1-20.

  • N. K. Dubey, Akash Kedia, Bhanu Prakash and Nirmala Kishore (2014). Plants of Indian Traditional Medicinewith Antioxidant Activity. In Plants as a Source of Natural Antioxidants (ed. N.K. Dubey). CABI, Oxfordsire, U.K., Page no. 1-14.

  • N.K.Dubey, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash, and Prashant K Mishra (2012). Plant chemicals in post harvest technology for management of fungal, mycotoxin and insect contamination of food commodities. In Plant Defense: Biological Control (eds Merillon J. M. and Ramawat K. G.) Springer, Dordrecht Heidelberg, London, New YarkPublication.ISBN 978-94-007-1932-3, page 195-208.

  • N.K.Dubey, Prashant K. Mishra, AkashKedia and Bhanu Prakash (2014). Fungal and Mycotoxin Contamination of Herbal Raw Materials and Prospects of Higher Plant Products as Plant-Based PreservativesDuring Post-Harvest Processing.InMicrobial Diversity and Biotechnology in Food Security (R. N. Kharwar et al. (eds.) DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-1801-2_45, © Springer India 2014.

  • N. K. Dubey, Ravindra Shukla, Priyanka Singh, Archana Singh and Bhanu Prakash (2012). Botanical Pesticides: An Eco- Chemical Natural Alternatives. In Microbial Diversity and Functions (eds: D J Bagyaraj, KVBR Tilak and H K Kehri) New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-81450-10-9. page 403 – 418.

  • Priyanka Singh, R. Shukla, A. Kumar, B. Prakash S. Singh (2012). Botanicals in Control of Microbial Spoilage of Food Commodities. In Microbes Diversity and Biotechnology Eds. S C Sati and M Belwal, Daya Publishing House, New ISBN 978-81-7035-794-0. DelhiPages 87-98

  • Akash Kedia, Bhanu Prakash, Prashant Kumar Mishra, N. K. Dubey (2013). Current status and Impediments Preventing India from becoming a Herbal Giant. In; Medicinal Plants: Various Perspectives, (eds. J. P. Keshri & R. Mukhopadhyay), Published by CAS, Department of Botany & Publication Unit, Burdwan University, West Bengal. ISBN 81-87259-85-X Pages 254-263.

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