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Parmjit S. Panesar

Biotechnology Research Laboratory,

Deptt. of Food Engg. & Technology,

Sant Longowal Inst. of Engg. and Tech. 

Longowal Punjab India 

Phone (O): +91-1672-253252

Phone(R): +91-1672-253253

Mobile: +91-94174-94849

+43 1 8795896

Professional biography:

Prof. Parmjit S. Panesar is working as Professor & Head, Food Biotechnology Research Laboratory, Department of Food Engineering & Technology, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University: Established by Govt. of India), Longowal, Punjab. India.

In 2005, he has been awarded BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science & Technology) fellowship by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, to carry out advance research in Industrial Biotechnology at Chembiotech labs, University of Birmingham Research Park, UK.

His postdoctoral research focused on the development of immobilized cell technology for the production of lactic acid from whey. In 1999, Dr Panesar was awarded Young Scientist Fellowship by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, India. He has successfully completed 7 research projects funded by DBT, CSIR, MHRD, AICTE, New Delhi, India.

He has published more than 100 international/national scientific papers, 50 book reviews in peer-reviewed journals, 25 chapters and has authored/edited 06 books. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of national/international journals including ‘International Journal of Biological Macromolecules’ and also member of the editorial Advisory Boards of national/international Journals.

He has also been selected as a member of the National level Scientific Panel on “Genetically modified organisms and foods” by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) & Member in the international collective of experts of Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.

He has also received advance trainings from different institutes/labs including International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Italy, and Chembiotech Labs, University of Birmingham Research Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is also a life member of several professional societies. Dr Panesar has more than 2100 number of citations, h-index 23 & i-10 index 49 (Google scholar).

On September 6, 2016 Prof. Panesar was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2016-2019 by Dean of School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics.


Research Interests:

  • Food Biotechnology

  • Microbial Fermentation

  • Immobilized Enzymes in Bioprocesses

  • Prebiotics


Book Published

  • Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food Processing: Opportunities and Challenges, P.S. Panesar and S. S. Marwaha, Taylor and Francis Group (CRC Press), USA [2013]

  • Enzymes in Food Processing: Fundamentals & Potential Applications, P. S. Panesar, S. S. Marwaha, H.K. Chopra, (ISBN 978-93-80026-33-6), Published by IK International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. [2010]

  • Food Chemistry, Harish Kumar and Parmjit S. Panesar, Published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN 978-81-8487-039-8), New Delhi. [International Edition has been published by Alpha Science International Ltd. (ISBN 978-1-84265-599-3), Harrow, U.K.]. [2010]

  • Bio-processing of Foods, P.S. Panesar, H.K. Sharma, B.C. Sarkar, published by Asiatech Publishers Inc. (ISBN: 81-87680-27-X), New Delhi [2011]

  • Bio-organic Chemistry, Harish Kumar and Parmjit S. Panesar, published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi [2012].


Prof. Panesar participated as an international speaker in the 2nd International and the 14th Iranian Nutrition Congress at Tehran on September 2016.


During his presence at TUMS, he had a meeting with TUMS School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics officials.


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