My name is Baboo Monibhooshanan Nair and I like to be called Dr. Baboo softly and sweetly. I was born in India in a place called Thiruvattar, which
is located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu State. But I was brought up
in Trivandrum which is the capital city of the Kerala State. I had my education
at the Fort High School, Mar Ivanios College and College of Agriculture before I
obtained my B. Sc. in Agriculture in 1959 from Kerala University and left
Trivandrum for working as an agricultural supervisor in an agricultural research
station in Viramgam located in the northern part of Gujerat State.
From Viramgam, I moved to Anand to study dairy technology at The Dairy Science
College before I worked at Amul Dairy as a technical Officer. I have also worked
as a Project Executive with National Dairy Development Board of India in Anand.
after having my advanced education in dairy technology in Sweden. From Anand I
came to Sweden for higher studies with a full scholarship from Sweden.
At present I am living in a small town in Sweden called Lund doing research and
teaching at the Lund Institute of Technology of Lund University.
I have special relation to Kyoto in Japan where I lived as a post doctorate
research fellow with a scholarship from the Sweden-Japan foundation for research
and development and to Quito in Ecuador where I have been collaborating with
Prof. Jenny Ruales of EscuelaPolitecnica Nacional since 1985 with financial
assistance from International Science Programs in Uppsala Sweden.
I have been a scientific adviser to International Foundation for science, and a
member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Food Chemistry. I am a
member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Food science and
Nutrition and continue to referee articles submitted for publication in Medical
Principles and Practices (Kuwait). I have been instrumental in development of
LAN Food –Latin American network for food research and FOSSNA - Food Science and
Nutrition Network of Africa. I am also a member and supporter of World Wide
Fund, Swedish Red Cross Society, Save the children foundation and Green Peace.
I like to visit other countries to learn about different cultures and I have
been to many countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. I also like
to, read autobiographies, listen to music, do photographic work in the darkroom,
cook food for my friends and play with children.
Love is my God, Logic is my Religion, Devotion is my Mission, Work is my Prayer,
Sweat is my Happinesss, You are my Heaven, Children are my Blessing, Life is my
Duty, Death is my Salvation. That is me in short.