Profile of Dr. Philomena George

Philomena George

Elected Fellow – 2009

Basic Sciences: Biotechnology

DB: 26-03-1956

Birth place

Guyya Village, Sidapur Town, Coorg District , Karnataka State, India


Mysore University, B.Sc. -  1973; Manasagangothri, Mysore University , M.Sc.1975; Mysore University, B.Ed., 1976; Gujarat University Ahmedabad, Ph.D. 1984.

Positions held 

Professor,  Dept. of Biotechnology,  Karunya University,  Coimbatore, since 2008; Professor and Head, Dept. of Biotechnology,  Karunya  University, Coimbatore, 2006-2008; Dean, Student Affairs, Director Biosciences and  Professor& Head, Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Bharath University,  Chennai, 2004-2006; Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Karpagam Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, 2001-2004; Senior Scientist at Biotechnology& Floriculture  Centre, Kazhakuttom, Trivandrum, Govt. of Kerala, 2000-2001; Technology Development Manager and Production Manager, SPIC, Coimbatore, 1992-2000; Senior Scientist at South India Viscose, Coimbatore, 1991-1992; Senior Scientist at Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mumbai, GOI, 1986-1991; Assistant Professor of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, 1986; Scientist (Biotechnology), International Institute of Biotechnology & Toxicology, Padappai, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, 1983-1986; S.R.F and J.R.F, Botany Dept., Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 1978-1983.

Research Area

Biotechnology – Molecular Biology; Plant Biotechnology: Plant tissue culture; Medicinal and aromatic plants; Nutraceuticals, Biofuels.

Awards and fellowships

Best Research Worker Awards, 1983-1984 &  1984-1985 )  from Fredrick Institute of Plant Protection and Toxicology, Padappai, Chennai; Best Teacher Award, Bharath University , Chennai, 2006; Gold Medal for Best  Service,  Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation –Agro Biotech Centre, Coimbatore, 1997.
Academy of Plant Sciences, India, 1995; International Biographical Research (FIBR); Madras Science Foundation (FMSF).


Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Karunya University, Karunyanagar, Coimbatore 641 114, Tamil Nadu, India


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