Profile of Dr. N. Mathivanan

Mathivanan, Narayanasamy

Elected Fellow 2014

Basic Sciences - Botany

DB: 07-03-1964

Birth place

Kalingikuppam, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu, India


Periyar Arts College, University of Madras, Cuddalore, B. Sc. (1983-86); Department of Botany, Annamalai University, M. Sc. (1986-88); Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, M. Phil. (1988-89); Ph. D. (1990-95).

Positions held 

Director, CAS in Botany i/c (present); Associate Professor, 2012; Senior Assistant Professor, 2009-2012;  Assistant Professor, 2006-2009;  Senior Lecturer, 2004-2006; Lecturer, 2002-2004- Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai; Head & Programme Leader, 2001-2002; Scientist, 1995-2000 - Division of Crop Protection, Nagarjuna Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Hyderabad; Coordinator, 2009-present, Dr. A.L. Mudaliar Centre for Basic Science Development, University of Madras; Co-convener, Chennai Science Club, 2008-present; Deputy coordinator, UGC-SAP, Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, 2008-2010; Member, Research Committee, University of Madras, 2012-13; Member, Core Committee, University Centre for International Relations, University of Madras, 2012-present; Member, Executive Council, University Industry Community Interaction Centre, University of Madras, 2014-present; President, Botany Club, CAS in Botany, University of Madras, 2011-2012; Chairman, Board of Question Paper Setters, Department of Botany, Annamalai University, 2015 onwards; Chairman, Board of Examinations, Department of Marine Biotechnology, AMET University, 2012-2014; Joint Secretary, Society for Biotechnologists (India), 2012-present; Executive Member, International Society for Noni Science, 2010-present; Member, Executive Council, National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2013-present; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany, 2005; 2008; 2010; Visiting Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, USA, 2007; Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 2012. Head, Crop Protection, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai, 2007-present; Member, Research Advisory Board, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai, 2012-present; Member, Research Advisory Board, Varshaa Biosciences, Hyderabad, 2012-present.

Research Area

Extremophiles, Actinomycetes, Halophilic Bacteria, Medicinal Plants and Microbial Diversity, Plant and Microbial Metabolites, Biological Control of Plant Diseases, Marine Biotechnology, Anti-snake Venom Metabolites.

Awards and fellowships


A-IMBO-AMBO Fellowship, Japan, 2003; INSA-DFG Fellowship, 2005; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, DBT, India, 2007; Service Star Award, World Wellness Open University and Ministry of Family Welfare, Government of India, 2008; DAAD Fellowship, Germany, 2008; Outstanding Research Scientist Award on Noni, 2009.



Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025, India.


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