Name: Professor (Dr) Theeshan Bahorun,G.O.S.K
Affiliation: ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials
Reseach, MSIRI Building, University of Mauritius, Reduit
Republic of Mauritius
Professor Theeshan Bahorun is currently National Research and Innovation Chair in Applied Biochemistry under the Mauritius Research Council and Head of the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research. He has more than 22 years of experience in biomedical research linked to bioactive traditional/medicinal/endemic plant components, functional foods/nutraceuticals, oxidative stress mechanisms, molecular nutrition, chemopreventive strategies in diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular dysfunctions and clinical research. His authorship of more than 200 publications are indicative of his span of work with a strategic approach combining the latest scientific technologies in biochemistry and molecular biology to culminate to applied pre-clinical and clinical trials addressing the pertinent problems of diabetes and cancer in Mauritius and neighbouring islands. In 2010 he was awarded the CV Raman Senior Fellowship for African researchers by the Government of India. In 2013 he received the Best Mauritian Scientist Award. He has been the Chairman of the Food and Agricultural Research Council and the President of the Board of Governors of the University of Technology, Mauritius. He is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Polytechnics Mauritius, the President of the Society for Free Radical Research Africa (SFRR-Africa) and Vice President of the International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers (IAMBR). He has been elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (G.O.S.K) on 12 March 2015 by the Government of Mauritius for his contribution to Scientific Research and Education. In 2016 he received the Project Leadership Certificate Hall of Fame Award for exemplary leadership in guiding the University of Technology, Mauritius Talent development program.