Pramod Kumar Gopal

Pramod Kumar Gopal Pramod Kumar Gopal
Science Group Leader, Food Nutrition and Health, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand.


2014-present Science Group Leader, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited. 2002-2013 Principal Research Scientist, Fonterra Research and Development Centre 1990-2002 Senior Research Scientist, New Zealand Dairy Research Institute 1987-1990: Research Scientist, Department of Oral Biology & Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Otago, Dunedin 1983-1987: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Research Interest

Human gastrointestinal microbiota and its role in health and disease, probiotics and prebiotics science, technology and its application in development of novel commercial ingredients and consumer products, microbial biochemistry and physiology, carbohydrates and their role in human health and nutrition especially human milk oligosaccharides, clinical nutrition especially paediatrics and elderly, design execution and interpretation of human dietary intervention/clinical trials.