Profile of Dr. P. Chowdappa

Chowdappa, P.

Elected Fellow 2012

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry-

DB: 15-05-1957

Birth place

Enugudanlapalle, Chittoor (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, India.

Education

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, B. Sc., (1978); M.Sc., (1980); Mangalore University, Mangalore, Ph.D. (1995).

Positions held 

National Network coordinator (Leaf spot diseases), Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore (ICAR) (2009 onwards); Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore (ICAR), (2006 onwards); Senior Scientists & Head in-charge, Central Horticultural Experiment Station, Hirehalli (ICAR) (2002-2006); Senior Scientist & Scientist- in-Charge (CPCRI Research Centre, Hirehalli (2000-2002); Senior Scientist, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Vittal (2000); Scientist (Sr.scale), ICAR, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Vittal (1993-2000); Scientist, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional  Station, Vittal (1988-1993); Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Kayangulam, Kerala (1985-1988); Central Plantation Crops Research Institute,.  Kasaragod (1985).

Research Area

Plant Pathology- Invasive and emerging Alternaria, Colletotrichum and Phytophthora diseases of horticultural crops-pathogen diversity. Molecular diagnosis and management; Biological control of foliar fungal pathogens; Chitosan based metal nanoparticles for management of post harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables. 

Awards and fellowships

Awards:
Sharada Lele award by Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi ( 2012);  KPV Menon award by Indian Phytopathological society, New Delhi (2012); BSPP, UK, Travel fund for attending 13th International Cocoa Research Conference at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from 9th to 14th October,2000; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi travel grant for attending 3rd INCOED International Seminar Conference at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from  16th October, 2000; Bursery fund to attend 7th International Congress of Plant Pathology held at Scotland, UK from  9th  to 12th Aug 1998; DFID, UK fellowship for undertaking research on genome finger printing in Phytophthora associated with diseases of plantation crops at CABI Bio Science,UK.1998

Fellow:
Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (2012);  Confederation of Horticultural Association of India, New Delhi (2011).

Address

Division of Plant Pathology,
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,
Bangalore-560 089, Karnataka, India.
[Phone:080-28466420, Fax:080-28466291; Mobile: 099163 55932.

E-mail: pallem@iihr.ernet.in; pallem22@ gmail.com]

Residence

D-5/39,5th A Cross, 407 SFS, Yelahanka New Town,
Bangalore-560 089, Karnataka, India.
[Mobile:09916355932.

E-mail: pallem@iihr.ernet.in / pallem22@ gmail.com]