Profile of Dr. Prakash M Halami


Prakash M Halami

Elected Fellow – 2016

Subject: Basic Science (Microbiology)

DB: 01-01-1968

Birth place

Kharmattola, Maharashtra, India.


Punjabrao Krishi Vidhyapeeth Akola, Maharashtra; B.Sc. Agril. 1991;

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA; New Delhi MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. 1993;

Kobe University; Japan Biotechnology training, 1998

University of Mysore, PhD Biotechnology 2006

Raman Research Fellow, University of Minnesota USA 2012-2013

Positions held 

Senior Principal Scientist & Professor AcSIR; CSIR-CFTRI Mysore (2012 till date), Researcher CSIR-DAAD exchange of academics-2015; Principal Scientist and Associate Professor AcSIR; CSIR-CFTRI Mysore (2007-2012), Visiting Researcher INSA-DFG Scientific exchange programme July-2012;

Visiting DAAD fellow CSIR-DAAD 2009, Senior Scientist CSIR-CFTRI Mysore (2003-2007), Scientist CSIR-CFTRI Mysore (1999-2003); DAAD fellow, University of Frankfurt/M, Germany (2000-2002) Scientist-B, CSIR-CFTRI Mysore (1994-1999), Senior Research Fellow Biotechnology Centre, IARI, New Delhi, Sept. 1993 to Jan. 1994.

Research Area

Molecular Biology, Genomics of probiotic bacteria, antibiotic resistance mechanism,  Bioinformatics and Food Biotechnology

Awards and fellowships


  • CSIR-CFTRI foundation day award-2013 for individual contribution in R & D among Scientists.

  • Laljee Godjhoo Smarak Nidhi award of AFSTi-2013 for R & D contribution.

  • Awarded Indo-Italian POC fellowship of DST, Govt. of India 2005/7

  • Travel grant award of ICMR for conference participation at Mauritius BTBT2013; Nov. 2013.

  • Travel Grant award of CSIR New Delhi for participation in 5th Asia federation conference on lactic acid bacteria, National University of Singapore July 3-5, 2009, and also for International symposium of lactic acid bacteria. Universiti Putra Malaysia. July 25-27, 2010.

Awarded following prizes for the best papers:

  • Five first prizes for abstract F11 in the 4th IFCON-1998, FM 45 in the 5th IFCON 2003, FB11 in the 16th ICFOST 2004, FB-11 in the 6th IFCON 2008 and abstract FM-29 in the 6th IFCON 2008..

  • Four best paper awards for the Abstract No D-0404 in the 7th IFCON 2013, APPN AFB02 in BTBT2013, FB15 in ICFoST2014 and Foodomics’2016.

  • One third prize for Abstract M38 in the 15th ICFOST 2002


1. Fellow, Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists (FIAAM-2016)

2. Fellow, Academy of Microbiological Sciences (FAMSc-2016; Formally FAMI)



Department of Microbiology and Fermentation Technology, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore 570 020 India

Phone: 0821 2517 539.


D. No. 3053, Vijay Nagar IInd Stage, Mysore

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