Dr A Muthusamy

Dr A Muthusamy

Professor & HOD

Department of Plant Sciences

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  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    A Muthusamy is Professor in the Department of Plant Science, School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

    He:

    • Teaches Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology for both UG and PG courses
    • Is involved in research on in vitro breeding of plants for biotic and abiotic stress, induction of genetic variability for improved plant secondary metabolites and DNA methylation, metabolomics and bioactive molecules of plants
    • External Examiner for the evaluation of PhD thesis as well as the setting of PG question papers for Bharathidasan University, Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University and Vinayaka Missions University
    • Co-ordinator, Alumni Centre, SLS, MAHE
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    PhD
    Specialisation
    :
    Plant tissue culture and in vitro breeding of plants, Induction of somaclonal variations for improved plant secondary metabolites and methylation, metabolomics and bioactive molecules of plants
    Institute
    :
    Year of passing
    :
    2002
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor and Head
    Role:Teaching and research
    Tenure
    :
    January 2015-Dec 2017
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1st July 2009-Dec 2014
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    School of Life Sciences, MAHE
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    17th July 2006 to 30th June 2009
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. India
    Designation
    :
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    August 2003 to 14th July 2006
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024, TN, India
    Designation
    :
    Senior Research Fellow
    Role:Research
    Tenure
    :
    February 2002 to February 2003
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    St Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Teaching the physiology, cytology, taxonomy genetics and plant breeding to both BSc and MSc students
    Tenure
    :
    2001 - 2002
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Aringar Anna Government Arts College, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
    Designation
    :
    Guest Lecturer
    Role:Teaching the physiology, cytology, taxonomy genetics and plant breeding to both BSc and MSc students
    Tenure
    :
    1997 - 1998
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    A Muthusamy is Professor in the Department of Plant Science, School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

    He:

    • Teaches Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology for both UG and PG courses
    • Is involved in research on in vitro breeding of plants for biotic and abiotic stress, induction of genetic variability for improved plant secondary metabolites and DNA methylation, metabolomics and bioactive molecules of plants
    • External Examiner for the evaluation of PhD thesis as well as the setting of PG question papers for Bharathidasan University, Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University and Vinayaka Missions University
    • Co-ordinator, Alumni Centre, SLS, MAHE
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    PhD Plant tissue culture and in vitro breeding of plants, Induction of somaclonal variations for improved plant secondary metabolites and methylation, metabolomics and bioactive molecules of plants 2002
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences Associate Professor and Head Teaching and research January 2015-Dec 2017
    Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences Associate Professor 1st July 2009-Dec 2014
    School of Life Sciences, MAHE Assistant Professor 17th July 2006 to 30th June 2009
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. India Post-Doctoral Fellow August 2003 to 14th July 2006
    Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024, TN, India Senior Research Fellow Research February 2002 to February 2003
    St Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu Lecturer Teaching the physiology, cytology, taxonomy genetics and plant breeding to both BSc and MSc students 2001 - 2002
    Aringar Anna Government Arts College, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu Guest Lecturer Teaching the physiology, cytology, taxonomy genetics and plant breeding to both BSc and MSc students 1997 - 1998
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Plant Sciences, Breeding and Biotechnology
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Plant tissue culture, induction of somaclonal variation and genetic transformation of plants
    Areas of research
    :
    In vitro breeding for improved agronomical traits, biotic as well as abiotic stress tolerance, DNA methylation & epigenetics, characterization of novel bioactive molecules, plant-microbe interactions and plant disease diagnosis
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    1. Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding (Life Member), NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi – 110 012, India.
    2. Environmental Mutagen Society of India (Life Member), NEERI, Nagpur – 440 020. India
    3. Society of Biological Chemists (India) (Life Member), IISC, Bangalore
    4. Swamy Botanical Club (Life Member), Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 24. Tamil Nadu. India.
    5. Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine (Life Member), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad - 500007
    6. International Cotton Genome Initiative [ICGI]

     

    Ad hoc reviewer for manuscripts submitted to the Journals (International & National):

    Plant Biotechnology Journal, J. Photoch & Photobiol – B,   Aust. J. of Crop Sci, Biologia, J. Plant Biochem. & Biotech., In vitro Cell Dev Biol – Plant, J. Forestry Res., Molecular Biotech., Scientia Horticulturae, Comptes rendus Biologies, Acta Physiol Plant., PNAS-India. Sec.B: Biol. Sci., J. Tropical Agriculture, Indian J Agric. Sciences, Journal of Swamy Botanical Club, J Environ Biol., Archives of Agron & Soil Science, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Brazilian Archives of Biol. & Tech., Biocatalysis & Agric. Biotech. & Plant Growth Regulation.

     

    External Examiner: Evaluation of PhD thesis as well as setting PG Question papers for University of Madras, Bharathidasan University, Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University, Periyar University, Bharathiyar University, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Sathyabama University, Tamil University, Karpagam University, and Vinayaka Missions University since 2006.

     

    Awards and Honors:

    1. Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means Scholarship for PhD candidate for the year 2018 based on our Publication.
    2. Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means Scholarship for PhD candidate for the year 2017 based on our Publication.
    3. First prize for our project model entitled “Lasers in Agriculture: A Powerful Tool for Improved Seed Germination and Crop Productivity” for Agriculture      category during Anveshan Student Research Convention, South Zone held at Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka on February 14-15, 2017.
    4. First prize for the Best Paper presentation (Oral) with cash Rs. 5000/- for our paper “Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Horticulture Crops –     an overview” at YouthReady for Climate Change Transformation” program organized by Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh     during 28 & 29th July 2015.
    5. Best Paper presentation award (Oral) for our paper at National Symposium on Innovative and Modern Technologies for Agricultural Productivity, Food     Security and Environmental Management, organized by Society for Applied Biotechnology during 22-23rd July 2011.
    6. 2nd Prize in Oral Presentation of the paper at ISPP Zonal Conference on Plant Physiology & Crop Improvement at SBST, VIT University, Vellore, TN on     22nd October 2010
    7. Overseas Travel and Perdiem Award: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Indian National Science Academy [INSA), Govt. of     India, New Delhi were awarded Full Travel Grant and Perdiem respectively for the participation and presentation of a paper at 3rd International Cotton    Genome Initiative [ICGI] Workshop held at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China during 3-6th June 2002.
    8. Research Associate (CSIR): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067 (2004-2006)
    9. Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) (Extended): Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620024. Tamil Nadu (2002-2003)
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Plant Sciences, Breeding and Biotechnology
    Areas of expertise Plant tissue culture, induction of somaclonal variation and genetic transformation of plants
    Areas of research In vitro breeding for improved agronomical traits, biotic as well as abiotic stress tolerance, DNA methylation & epigenetics, characterization of novel bioactive molecules, plant-microbe interactions and plant disease diagnosis
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    1. Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding (Life Member), NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi – 110 012, India.
    2. Environmental Mutagen Society of India (Life Member), NEERI, Nagpur – 440 020. India
    3. Society of Biological Chemists (India) (Life Member), IISC, Bangalore
    4. Swamy Botanical Club (Life Member), Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 24. Tamil Nadu. India.
    5. Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine (Life Member), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad - 500007
    6. International Cotton Genome Initiative [ICGI]

     

    Ad hoc reviewer for manuscripts submitted to the Journals (International & National):

    Plant Biotechnology Journal, J. Photoch & Photobiol – B,   Aust. J. of Crop Sci, Biologia, J. Plant Biochem. & Biotech., In vitro Cell Dev Biol – Plant, J. Forestry Res., Molecular Biotech., Scientia Horticulturae, Comptes rendus Biologies, Acta Physiol Plant., PNAS-India. Sec.B: Biol. Sci., J. Tropical Agriculture, Indian J Agric. Sciences, Journal of Swamy Botanical Club, J Environ Biol., Archives of Agron & Soil Science, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Brazilian Archives of Biol. & Tech., Biocatalysis & Agric. Biotech. & Plant Growth Regulation.

     

    External Examiner: Evaluation of PhD thesis as well as setting PG Question papers for University of Madras, Bharathidasan University, Manonmaniyam Sundaranar University, Periyar University, Bharathiyar University, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Sathyabama University, Tamil University, Karpagam University, and Vinayaka Missions University since 2006.

     

    Awards and Honors:

    1. Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means Scholarship for PhD candidate for the year 2018 based on our Publication.
    2. Kundapur Mohan and Lata Bhandarkars’ merit-cum-means Scholarship for PhD candidate for the year 2017 based on our Publication.
    3. First prize for our project model entitled “Lasers in Agriculture: A Powerful Tool for Improved Seed Germination and Crop Productivity” for Agriculture      category during Anveshan Student Research Convention, South Zone held at Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka on February 14-15, 2017.
    4. First prize for the Best Paper presentation (Oral) with cash Rs. 5000/- for our paper “Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Horticulture Crops –     an overview” at YouthReady for Climate Change Transformation” program organized by Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh     during 28 & 29th July 2015.
    5. Best Paper presentation award (Oral) for our paper at National Symposium on Innovative and Modern Technologies for Agricultural Productivity, Food     Security and Environmental Management, organized by Society for Applied Biotechnology during 22-23rd July 2011.
    6. 2nd Prize in Oral Presentation of the paper at ISPP Zonal Conference on Plant Physiology & Crop Improvement at SBST, VIT University, Vellore, TN on     22nd October 2010
    7. Overseas Travel and Perdiem Award: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Indian National Science Academy [INSA), Govt. of     India, New Delhi were awarded Full Travel Grant and Perdiem respectively for the participation and presentation of a paper at 3rd International Cotton    Genome Initiative [ICGI] Workshop held at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China during 3-6th June 2002.
    8. Research Associate (CSIR): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067 (2004-2006)
    9. Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) (Extended): Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620024. Tamil Nadu (2002-2003)