DEVI PRASAD BHANDARI

NEPAL

Constituents and Biological Activities of Citrus Essential Oil of Nepali origin: Advocating for further research and development for health and economic benefits

Devi Prasad Bhandari is currently serving as the Senior Research officer at Natural Product Research Laboratory under the Government of Nepal, and has amassed over 15 years of extensive experience in science and technology across various roles.
He holds a degree in Chemistry with specializations in organic chemistry and natural products chemistry from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Presently, he is immersed in pursuing his Ph.D., with a specific focus on the chemotype, biological activities, and characterization of citrus essential oils originating from Nepal.
His journey into research began early in his academic and professional career, driven by a keen interest that led to the publication of research articles in national and international journals, spanning not only medicinal plants but also environmental chemistry. He has had the privilege of contributing to esteemed journals in Nepal as a member of the editorial team.
As a Senior Research Officer and Chief, his major responsibility involves spearheading research and development in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) sector, leading to the bio-prospecting of medicinal plants in Nepal. In this capacity, he focuses on conducting cutting-edge research and development, particularly in the exploration of chemical constituents and biological activities of citrus essential oils. His overarching goal is to unearth groundbreaking discoveries that could potentially benefit society.
His dedication and contributions to the field have been recognized through prestigious awards, including recognition from the Honorable President of Nepal, acknowledging his impact on people and society. Additionally, he has been honored with grants, including support from the University Grants Commission of Nepal, specifically for citrus research. This journey has also afforded him the opportunity to share his ideas on the international stage, having visited several countries to exchange insights and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts. He is committed to advancing the understanding of natural products, particularly citrus essential oils, and contributing to the broader scientific community

PROFESSOR THOMAS HUMMEL

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