Assistant Professor

In addition to excellence in teaching, I have managed to maintain an active research reputation at University of Kashmir (KU). In this period of my academic and research career at KU, I was successful in securing seven research funding, Six as PI and three as Co-PI amounting to approximately 3.0 crore INR (462000 USD) funded by Govt. of India. I have been supervising five Ph.D scholars and trained five research assistants in my projects. Being a part of our curriculum every year I am being allotted with four postgraduate students to work on different projects related to health and nutrition. My research interests include characterization of major components of food like proteins, starch, dietary fibre mainly β-glucan, encapsulation and targeted delivery of bioactive compounds like probiotics and phenolics through gastro-intestinal tract, development and characterization of active packaging films, fortification of bakery foods with protein concentrates, development of functional foods with anticancerous and antioxidant activity, nutraceutical potential of bioactive peptides. From the last six years, I have published more than 100 research and review articles in high impact journals of international reputation like Food Chemistry, Food Hydrocolloids, Carbohydrate polymers, Innovative Food Science and Technology, Royal society of Chemistry, etc. I have published almost 30 research papers in 2017 only with an average impact factor of 3-4. I have also the privilege of establishing Food Technology labs at Govt. polytechnic for women, Srinagar funded by the World Bank and a founding member for establishment of Dept. of Food science and Technology at University of Kashmir. I have established a cell culture lab equipped with hi-tech equipments like ELISA, ATR-FTIR, DSC, Gel doc, etc, through DBT funding. I have been invited as a speaker in 6th International conference on Food Factors (ICOFF2015) held in South Korea and attended many international conferences on Food. I have been Awarded with Fulbright Post Doc fellowship  for research and Academic Excellence  in  USA, 2017-2018 and my host institute for fellowship is cornell university USA. I have also been Awarded as Young Scientist Award (Innovations in Research Carrer) at ICFP-2018 in UAE.

Faculty Details

  • Citations 1350
  • HIndex 20
  • i10 Index 46
  • Mobile 919469843334
  • Email adil.gani@gmail.com adilgani@uok.edu.in
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Research Papers Published

  • "Effect of Extraction Time on Physiologically Important Constituents of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Using GC/MS" Journal of Food Processing & Technology, 4(11): 1 -6
  • "Effect of ?-irradiation on granule structure and physicochemical properties of starch extracted from two types of potatoes grown in Jammu & Kashmir, India" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 58(1): 239 -246
  • "Effect of gamma irradiation on the physicochemical properties of alkali-extracted rice starch" Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 99(1): 37 -44
  • "Physical properties of barley and oats cultivars grown in high altitude Himalayan regions of India" Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 77(2): 1 -9
  • "Invitro antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of seed extracts of Nympheae Mexicana in different solvents and GC-MS analysis" international journal of drug development and research, 6(4): 280 -285
  • "DNA scission inhibition, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activities of water chestnut (Trapa natans) extracted in different solvents" CyTA-Journal of Food, 13(3): 415 -419 {ISSN: 1947-6337}
  • "Physicochemical properties of native and ?-irradiated wild arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia L.) tuber starch" International journal of biological macromolecules, 77(1): 360 -368
  • "Effect of acetylation on the physico-chemical properties of Indian Horse Chestnut (Aesculus indica L.) starch" Starch-Stärke, 67(3): 311 -318
  • "Rice starch active packaging films loaded with antioxidants—development and characterization" Starch-Stärke, 67(3): 294 -302
  • "Effect of ?-irradiation and structure and nutraceutical potential of ß-D-glucan from barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)" International Journal of Biological Marcomolecules, 72(1): 1168 -1175
  • "Himalayan cheese (Kalari/kradi): Effect of different storage temperatures on its physicochemical, microbiological and antioxidant properties" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 63(2): 837 -845
  • "Engineering and functional properties of four varieties of pulses and their correlative study" Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 9(3): 347 -358
  • "Himalayan cheese (Kalari/Kradi)–Effect of different probiotic strains on oxidative stability, microbiological, sensory and nutraceutical properties during storage" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 67(1): 74 -81
  • "Effect of roasting on physicochemical, functional and antioxidant properties of arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia L.) flour" Food Chemistry, 197(1): 345 -352
  • "Effect of ultrasound treatment on physico-chemical, nutraceutical and microbial quality of strawberry" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 66(1): 496 -502
  • "ß-Glucan as an encapsulating agent: Effect on probiotic survival in simulated gastrointestinal tract" International journal of biological macromolecules, 82(1): 217 -222
  • "Gamma irradiation studies of composite thin films of poly vinyl alcohol and coumarin" RSC Advances, 6(1): 1554 -1561
  • "A review of the recent advances in starch as active and nanocomposite packaging films" Cogent Food & Agriculture, 1(1): 11156540 -1156545
  • "Effect of ?-irradiation on antioxidant and antiproliferative properties of oat ß-glucan" Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 117(1): 120 -127
  • "Effect of extraction time on antioxidants and bioactive volatile components of green tea (Camellia sinensis), using GC/MS" Cogent Food & Agriculture, 1(1): 1106387 -1106391
  • "Physical characteristics, mineral analysis and antioxidant properties of some apricot varieties grown in North India" Cogent Food & Agriculture, 1(1): 1118961 -1118966
  • "Effect of infrared and microwave radiations on properties of Indian Horse Chestnut starch" International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 84(1): 166 -173
  • "Production of resistant starch from rice by dual autoclaving-retrogradation treatment: Invitro digestibility, thermal and structural characterization" Food Hydrocolloids, 56(1): 108 -117
  • "Effects of Guar–Xanthan Gum Mixture as Fat Replacer on the Physicochemical Properties and Oxidative Stability of Goshtaba, a Traditional Indian Meat Produc" Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 39(6): 2935 -2944
  • "Xanthan gum as a fat replacer in goshtaba-a traditional meat product of India: effects on quality and oxidative stability" Journal of food science and technology, 52(12): 8104 -8112
  • "Enzymatic hydrolysis of whey and casein protein-effect on functional, rheological, textural and sensory properties of breads" Journal of food science and technology, 52(12): 7697 -7709
  • "Comparative study of physico-chemical and functional properties of starch extracted from two kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and green gram cultivars (Vigna radiata L.) grown in India" Starch/Stärke, 67(1): DOI No. 10.1002/s
  • "Physicochemical properties of native and ?-irradiated wild arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia L.) tuber starch" International journal of biological macromolecules, 77(1): 360 -368
  • "Preparation, health benefits and applications of resistant starch—A review" Starch-Stärke, 67(11): 1 -15
  • "Effect of ?-irradiation on structural, functional and antioxidant properties of ß-glucan extracted from button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)" Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 31(1): 123 -131
  • "Himalayan cheese (Kalari/kradi): Effect of different storage temperatures on its physicochemical, microbiological and antioxidant properties" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 63(2): 837 -845
  • "Effect of gamma-irradiation on physico-chemical and functional properties of arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia L.) tuber flour" Food Bioscience, 11(1): 23 -32
  • "Optimization of antioxidant activity and total polyphenols of dried apricot fruit extracts (Prunus armeniaca L.) using response surface methodology" Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, 14(2): DOI No. doi:10.10
  • "Rice starch active packaging films loaded with antioxidants—development and characterization" Starch-Stärke, 67(4): 294 -302
  • "Utilization of apple pomace powder as a fat replacer in goshtaba: a traditional meat product of Jammu and Kashmir, India SA Rather, R Akhter, FA Masoodi, A Gani, SM Wani Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 1-11 2 2015 Development of potato starch based active packaging films loaded with antioxidants and its effect on shelf life of beef" Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(11): 7245 -7253
  • "Physico-chemical and Functional Properties of Chicken Meat Protein Isolate" Advances in Biomedicine and Pharmacy, 2(2): 50 -55
  • "Engineering and functional properties of four varieties of pulses and their correlative study" Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 9(3): 347 -358
  • "Effect of packaging and storage on the physicochemical and antioxidant properties of quince candy" Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(11): 7313 -7320
  • "Characterization of cookies made from wheat flour blended With buckwheat flour and effect on antioxidant properties" Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(10): 6334 -6344
  • "Evaluation of antioxidant properties of methanolic extracts from different fractions of quince (Cydonia oblonga Miller)." Advances in Biomedicine and Pharmacy, 2(1): 1 -6
  • "Ultrasound treatment: effect on physicochemical, microbial and antioxidant properties of cherry (Prunus avium)" Journal of food science and technology, 53(6): 2752 -2759
  • "Germination and microwave processing of barley (Hordeum vulgare L) changes the structural and physicochemical properties of ß-d-glucan & enhances its antioxidant potential" Carbohydrate Polymers, 153(1): 696 -702
  • "Physico-chemical, functional and structural properties of RS3/RS4 from kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivars" International journal of biological macromolecules, 87(1): 514 -521
  • "Production of resistant starch from rice by dual autoclaving-retrogradation treatment: Invitro digestibility, thermal and structural characterization" Food Hydrocolloids, 56(1): 108 -117
  • "Production of RS4 from rice by acetylation: Physico-chemical, thermal, and structural characterization" Starch-Stärke, 1(1): DOI No. 10.1002/star.201600052
  • "Himalayan cheese (Kalari/Kradi)–Effect of different probiotic strains on oxidative stability, microbiological, sensory and nutraceutical properties during storage" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 67(1): 74 -81
  • "Structural, thermal, functional, antioxidant & antimicrobial properties of ß-d-glucan extracted from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cereviseae)—Effect of ?-irradiation" Carbohydrate polymers, 140(1): 140 -152
  • "Mushroom varieties found in the Himalayan regions of India: Antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiproliferative activities" Food Science and Biotechnology, 25(4): 1095 -1100
  • "Newly released oat varieties of himalayan region-Techno-functional, rheological, and nutraceutical properties of flour" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 70(1): 111 -118
  • "Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activity of Walnut Extract (Juglans regia L.) Processed by Different Methods and Identification of Compounds Using GC/MS and LC/MS Technique" Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 10(1): DOI No. 10.1111/jfpp.12756
  • "Effect of infrared and microwave radiations on properties of Indian Horse Chestnut starch" International journal of biological macromolecules, 84(1): 166 -173
  • "Effect of ultrasound treatment on physico-chemical, nutraceutical and microbial quality of strawberry" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 66(1): 496 -502
  • "Art and Science behind Modified Starch Edible Films and Coatings: A Review" Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 15(1): Pub Med ID. doi: 10.1111/1541-4337.12197
  • "ß-Glucan as an encapsulating agent: Effect on probiotic survival in simulated gastrointestinal tract" International journal of biological macromolecules, 82(1): 217 -222
  • "Geometrical, functional, thermal, and structural properties of oat varieties from temperate region of India" Journal of Food Science and Technology, 53(4): 1856 -1866
  • "Gamma irradiation studies of composite thin films of poly vinyl alcohol and coumarin" RSC Advances, 6(2): 1554 -1561
  • "Isolation, Composition and Physicochemical Properties of Starch from Legumes: A review" starch, 68(1): 834 -845
  • "Effect of roasting on physicochemical, functional and antioxidant properties of arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia L.) flour" Food chemistry, 197(1): 345 -352
  • "Effects of guar gum as fat replacer on some quality parameters of mutton goshtaba, a traditional Indian meat product" Small Ruminant Research, 137(1): 169 -176
  • "Effect of water and ether extraction on functional and antioxidant properties of Indian horse chestnut (Aesculus indica Colebr) flour" Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 10(2): 387 -395
  • "Application of guar–xanthan gum mixture as a partial fat replacer in meat emulsions" Journal of food science and technology, 53(6): 2876 -286
  • "In-vitro digestibility, rheology, structure, and functionality of RS3 from oat starch" Food Chemistry, 212(1): 749 -758
  • "Influence of processing on physicochemical and antioxidant properties of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. variety Narmo)" Cogent Food & Agriculture, 2(1): DOI No. 1176287
  • "Bioactive profile, health benefits and safety evaluation of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.): A review" Cogent Food & Agriculture, 2(1): DOI No. 137157
  • "Physicochemical, rheological and structural characterization of acetylated oat starches" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 80(1): 19 -26
  • "Micro-encapsulation of folic acid using horse chestnut starch and ß-cyclodextrin: Microcapsule characterization, release behavior & antioxidant potential during GI tract conditions" Food Hydrocolloids, 66(1): 154 -160
  • "Structural, rheological and nutraceutical potential of ß-glucan from barley and oat" Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 10(1): 10 -16
  • "Emerging concepts in the nutraceutical and functional properties of pectin- A Review" Carbohydrate Polymers, 1(1): DOI No. DOI No. 10.1016/j.carbol.2017.
  • "Physico-chemical, structural, pasting and thermal properties of starches of fourteen Himalayan rice cultivars" International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 95(1): 1101 -1107
  • "Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activity of Walnut Extract (Juglans regia L.) Processed by Different Methods and Identification of Compounds Using GC/MS and LC/MS Technique" Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41(1): 1 -1
  • "Physico-chemical, rheological and antioxidant properties of sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) as affected by pan and microwave roasting" Journal of Advanced Research, 8(4): 399 -405
  • "Dual enzyme modified oat starch: Structural characterisation, rheological properties, and digestibility in simulated GI tract" International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 0(0): DOI No. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbi
  • "ß-d-glucan as an enteric delivery vehicle for probiotics" International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 0(0): DOI No. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbi
  • "Gluten-free baking: Combating the challenges-A review" Trends in Food Science & Technology, 66(1): 98 -107
  • "Effect of double alginate microencapsulation on in vitro digestibility and thermal tolerance of Lactobacillus plantarum NCDC201 and L. casei NCDC297" LWT-Food Science and Technology, 83(1): 50 -58
  • "?-Irradiation of oat grain–Effect on physico-chemical, structural, thermal, and antioxidant properties of extracted starch" nternational Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 104(1): 1313 -1320
  • "Production of RS4 from rice starch and its utilization as an encapsulating agent for targeted delivery of probiotics" Food chemistry, 239(1): 287 -294
  • "Optimization of antioxidant activity and total polyphenols of dried apricot fruit extracts (Prunus armeniaca L.) using response surface methodology" Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences, 16(2): 119 -126
  • "Microencapsulation of saffron anthocyanins using ß glucan and ß cyclodextrin: Microcapsule characterization, release behaviour & antioxidant potential during in-vitro digestion" International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 109(1): 435 -442
  • "Production of RS4 from rice starch and its utilization as an encapsulating agent for targeted delivery of probiotics" Food chemistry, 239(2): 287 -294
  • "Biological and pharmaceutical activities of mushroom ß-Glucan discussed as a potential functional food ingredient" Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 27(9): DOI No. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcdf
  • "ß-d-glucan as an enteric delivery vehicle for probiotics" International journal of biological macromolecules, 106(4): 864 -869 Impact Factor= 3.67
  • "Dual enzyme modified oat starch: Structural characterisation, rheological properties, and digestibility in simulated GI tract" International journal of biological macromolecules, 106(1): 140 -147 Impact Factor= 3.67
  • "Microencapsulation of caffeine loaded in polysaccharide based delivery systems" Food Hydrocolloids, 239(4): DOI No. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.food
  • "Nano-encapsulation of catechin in starch nanoparticles: Characterization, release behavior and bioactivity retention during simulated in-vitro digestion" Food Chemistry, 270(1): 95 -104
  • "Use of pomegranate peel extract incorporated zein film with improved properties for prolonged shelf life of fresh Himalayan cheese (Kalari/kradi)" Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 48(1): 25 -32
  • "Olive oil and its principal bioactive compound: Hydroxytyrosol–A review of the recent literature" Trends in Food Science & Technology, 77(1): 77 -90

Books Published

  • "Starch -A Food Hydrocolloide". Delton. {ISBN: 97881928671} pp 66

Research Projects Details:

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyDatedAmount (in Rs.)
2. Nutraceutical potential of ß- glucan, its utilization for making functional foods and as an encapsulating material for target delivery of probiotics.Department of Biotechnology Govt. of India05-03-20137,380,000.00
5. Extraction of resistant starch from horse chestnut and rice, its utilization as an encapsulating agent for targeted delivery into the colonMinistry of Food Processing, Govt. of India05-03-20145,473,000.00
3. Wheat flour modification by bacterial, enzymatic and chemical interventions to combat coeliac disordersDepartment of Biotechnology Govt. of India02-06-2014638,000.00
6. Safety, Quality and Nutraceutical Status of Kradi-A traditional Dairy based fermented food of Himalayan Regions of J& KICMR, New Delhi01-01-20162,200,000.00
1. Enhancing the quality and nutraceutical status of traditional meat products of India by use of enzymes and protective microorganismsDepartment of Biotechnology Govt. of India03-03-20136,750,000.00
4. Stability of phytochemicals during processing and storage of perishable temperate fruitsDepartment of Biotechnology Govt. of India28-02-20134,723,000.00
Safety, Quality and Nutraceutical Status of Kradi-A traditional Dairy based fermented food of Himalayan Regions of J& KICMR01-01-20162,200,000.00
Fortification of active ingredients from saffron and sea buck thorn for development of novel functional foodsDepartment of Science and Technology, SERB13-09-20174,400,000.00