Professor Gopinadhan (Gopi) Paliyath was born and brought up in a rural farming family in Kerala. After his graduation in Botany and Ph.D. in Biochemistry, he moved to the USA and did postdoctoral work on postharvest technologies, continuing it at University of Waterloo, and University of Guelph in Canada. In 1992, he joined the Guelph faculty where he is currently working.

Prof. Paliyath has a long history of research going back over forty years. His major areas of research include Plant growth and development, plant senescence, membrane biology, postharvest biology and technology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, and more recently, Bionanotechnology and its applications in Agriculture, Food and Health. He developed the Phospholipase D inhibition technology using hexanal in the early 2000s, which has been tested the world over. Besides this, he has 3 patents in Postharvest technologies and two applications under evaluation pertaining to Nanotechnology for Agriculture, Food, Pharma Applications. He has 5 Patents and Intellectual Properties in his name apart from 125 Refereed publications in Journals, 55 chapters in books, 95 conference proceedings, 10 edited books, 28 research reports, 6 book review, and 11 non-referred contributions.

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Prof. Paliyath is also serving as the Chief Science Officer, and Member, Board of Directors, Psigryph Inc., Kitchener (​).

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