Profile of Dr. A. S. Krishnamoorthy

Krishnamoorthy, Akkanna Subbiah

Elected Fellow - 2009

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry Plant Pathology

DB: 31-05-1962

Birth place

Mavilpatti, Thuthukudi (Dist.), Tamil Nadu, India

Education

Agricultural College and Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Coimbatore, (B.Sc.,(Agriculture), 1979 -1983; M.Sc.,(Agriculture - Plant Pathology, 1984 -1986); Ph.D., (Plant Pathology, 1992-1995).

Positions held 

Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology), All India Co-ordinated Mushroom Improvement Project, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore (1988-1994); AICRP on Arid Zone Fruits, RRS, Aruppukottai, TNAU (1994-1998); AICRP on Cotton (1998-1999), TNAU, Coimbatore; Associate Professor, All India Co-ordinated Mushroom Improvement Project, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore (1999-2006); Professor (Plant Pathology), Horticultural Research Station, Ooty, TNAU (2006-2007); Department of Forest Biology, Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam, TNAU (2007-2009); Professor (Plant Pathology),TNAU, Coimbatore (Dec 2009 April,2010) and as Professor, Directorate of Agribusiness Development, TNAU, Coimbatore from May 2010 onwards; FAO Fellow, University of Manitoba, Canada 2002; Visiting Professor, Persian Gulf Biotechnology Research Centre, Qasm Island, Iran (2005) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Katmandu, Nepal (2006).

Research Area

Mushroom Biotechnology, Biological Control of Plant Pathogens, Forest Pathology and Agribusiness Development.

Awards and fellowships

AHRDP - FAO Fellow visiting University of Manitoba, Canada. (2002); Award of Honour for excellence in Mushroom Biotechnology, Persian Gulf Biotechnology Research Centre, Iran. (2004-05); P R Verma Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology. ( 2005).

Address

Professor (Plant Pathology), Directorate of Agribusiness Development, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003, Tamil Nadu.

Residence

12/141 JJ Nagar / Gurusamy Nagar, Navavur Pirivu, Vadavalli, Coimbatore 641 003
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