Dr. Chityal Ganesh Kumar

Born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India on 16 April 1965. Educated at St. Joseph's High School, Solapur, 1975-81; Dayanand College of Arts of Science, Solapur, 1984; B.Sc. Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, 1988; M.Sc. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, 1990; Ph.D. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, 1997.

Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 2016 till to date.

Quick Recruitment Scientist, 2006-08; Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 2008-11; Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 2011-16

Awards/Honours: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellowship, Germany, 1996; Stifterband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Unilever Research Foundation) Fellowship, Germany, 1996; Young Scientist Award from Association of Microbiologists of India, 1999; Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, 2003-2005; Eminent Bioengineer Award, 2010; IICT Gaurav Samman Award, 2010; CSIR-IICT Gaurav Samman Award, 2013; ABAP-Senior Scientist Award, 2014; Best Publication Award, 2015; Dr. G.S. Venkataraman Memorial-NABS Best Scientist Award, 2016; AMI-Louis Pasteur Award (Triennial), 2017

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; National Academy of Biological Sciences, India; Mycological Society of India; Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, India; Society of Applied Biotechnology, India; Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, India; Biotech Research Society of India; Telangana Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Microbial Biotechnology, Biocontrol, Biofuels and Bioenergy; Enzymology

Address: Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Biology Laboratory, Department of Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; H. No. 1-9-341/17, Sri Sai Krishna Enclave, V.N. Reddy Nagar, Kushaiguda, Hyderabad 500062, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27193105; Cell: 9550092394; Fax: (040) 27193189; Email: cgkumar@iict.res.in; cgkumar5@gmail.com]