Ms. Annamalai Jeyakumari works as a Scientist in Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) in Cochin, Kerala, India and has won the 2012 Peter Howgate Award for young fish technologists. The prize of EUR 500 has helped her to attend specific training on “Encapsulation of fish oils” under Dr. Utai Klinkesorn, Assistant Professor in Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-industry, Kasetsart University, Thailand during December 2012.
|Annamalai Jeyakumari, 2012 winner of the Peter Howgate Award|
Ms.Jeyakumari completed her M. F. Sc. (Master in Fisheries Science) with specialization in Industrial Fish Processing Technology from the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamilnadu, India during 2005. She is studying for her Ph.D with research work on the “Studies on delivery of Omega-3 fatty acids through emulsification and encapsulation” under the guidance of Dr. G. Venkateshwarlu, Principal Scientist, Fisheries Resources, Harvest and Post Harvest Division from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. She hopes that training exposure through the Peter Howgate Award will help to build her career in the area of fish processing and value addition. Her supervisor, Dr. G. Venkateshwarlu, praised her sincere hard work and her commitment to learn new analytical techniques in the area of fish quality and fish processing and new approaches for improving utilisation of underutilized fishery resources. She also acknowledges Dr. T. K. Srinivasa Gopal, Director and Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Head, Fish Processing Division of Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, India for their guidance, constant support and encouragement. The Peter Howgate Award Committee expects that the overseas training programme followed will help to expand her experience in the field of fish processing technology and also promote this important field of research.