INSA-DFG Fellowship by INSA, India and DFG, Germany to visit Institute of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Georg-August University, Gottingen, Germany (2005).
Biotechnology Overseas Associateship by DBT, India to visit Washington State University, Pullman, USA (2007).
Service Star Award in the World Congress of Integrated Medicines jointly organized by the Medicina Alternativa (Alma-Ata 1962), World Wellness Open University and Ministry of Family Welfare, Government of India held at Chennai between 23 and 26, March 2008.
DAAD Fellowship by DAAD, Germany to visit the Institute of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Georg-August University, Gottingen, Germany (2008).
Outstanding Research Scientist on Noni awarded by World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai, India (2009).
Elected as Joint Secretary in the Society for Biotechnologists (India).
Elected as Executive Council Member in the International Society for Noni Science.
Elected as Executive Council Member in the National Academy of Biological Sciences.
Nominated as Member Net working Biotech Groups in India by the National Academy of Biological Sciences.
TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS
Travel Grant by the World Noni Research Foundation to visit various Universities in Australia, Fiji, Hawaii and Tahiti to develop Asia Pacific Scientists Network on Noni and explore the possible research collaboration.
Travel Grant by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India to attend the 2nd Asian PGPR Conference held at Beijing, China (2011).
Travel Grant by Bio Soil Enhancers Inc., USA to attend the 1st International Conference for Sustainable Agriculture held at Biloxi, Mississippi, USA (2012).
Travel Grant by Bio Soil Enhancers Inc., USA to attend the 2nd Annual International Conference for Sustainable Agriculture held at Biloxi, Mississippi, USA (2013).
LIFE MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Association of Microbiologists of India
International Society for Noni Science
Mycological Society of India
National Academy of Biological Sciences, India
Society for Biotechnologists (India)
Society for Promotion and Innovation of Biopesticides
Prof. Nison Sattyasai, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Dr. V. Kabilan, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA.
Dr. Vasanthakumari Neela, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Coordinated for signing three MOUs between University of Madras and University of Basilicata and University of Turin, Italy and Khon Kaen University, Thailand for academic collaboration.
Two of my research students, Dr. S. Ramseh and Ms. M. Rajesh have been awarded DAAD Sandwich model fellowship to carry out part of their Ph. D. works in Germany.
A post graduate student, Ms. Dorothea Sonntang from the Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany did her final project work in my lab from July to December 2007.
Totally 95 16S rRNA, ITS and DNA microarray sequences were deposited in the GenBank database of NCBI. New crystal structure has been deposited in the Cambridge Crystallography Data Centre.
Thirteen of our papers / posters received Best oral paper / Poster awards in the National and International conferences held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2005), University of Madras (2005), Annamalai University (2005; 2006; 2007), Mysore University (2008), Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (2009), World Noni Research Foundation (2009), University of Madras (2010), University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore (2013), Association Microbiologists of India Congress (2013) and National Academy of Biological Sciences, Erode, India (2014).
As Co-Convener of the Science Club, Chennai, actively involved in organizing meeting every month to create awareness and interest on scientific research among student and researchers. This is a good platform for bringing scientists/young research scholars of different fields together.