• Centre for Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition

  • Centre Head

    Dr. Gurmeet Singh

  • About the Centre

    The Center for Ayurveda Biology & Holistic Nutrition is researching a collaborative, trans-disciplinary approach to biology and nutrition for drug discovery and developing future foods.

    Research in the Centre is guided by Traditional Knowledge and current health and nutrition needs. Theoretical understanding of TM concepts is coupled with rigorous scientific experimentation involving chemistry, biology, food processing and analytics to generate leads for efficient use of TM for fulfilling contemporary health and nutrition needs and translating them into products and outreach programs.

    Research in the center is directed towards -

    • Understanding concept and practices of Traditional Medicine (TM) through modern scientific tools & techniques and unraveling their core design rules
    • Bringing together molecular understanding of nutrition with Ayurvedic principles, systemic understanding of food and its customization based on population traits or ‘prakritis’.
  • Mission and Vision

    • Create solutions for the health & nutrition needs of the masses through a trans-disciplinary approach
    • Healthy lives through healthy kitchens - social transformation through food innovation inspired by Ayurveda, Natural and Social Sciences and Technology.
    • Inspire minds to design and execute socially impactful food research, food education and innovative outreach programs in food & health and create the next generation of food experts.
  • Objectives of the Centre

    • Understanding concept and practices of Traditional Medicine (TM) through modern scientific tools & techniques and unraveling their core design rules
    • Create proof of science for traditional formulations and create novel ones to address relevant health needs
    • Bringing together molecular understanding of nutrition with Ayurvedic principles, systemic understanding of food and its customization based on population traits or ‘prakritis’.
    • Generate new scientific knowledge about the ingredients, processes, flavours, biology of nutritious foods derived from principles of Ayurveda
    • Create the next wave of nutritious foods for the masses
    • Share findings about health formulations, foods and nutrition with both professionals and laypersons through workshops and innovative education programs

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