Dr. Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Bangalore, India on 12 February 1954. Educated at Vijaya High School, Bangalore, 1964-68; Vijaya College, Bangalore, 1968-72; Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 1973-80; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1981.

Vice-President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Bangalore, 2012 to date. Consultant World Bank Project,USA in Agro-Technologies and Biotechnology 2019 to date.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, 1979-80; Crop Plant Physiologist & Head, Agricultural Research Division, M/s Alembic Chemical Company, Baroda, 1980-81; INSA Research Associate, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu - Tawi, 1981-84; Scientist & Head, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, CFTRI, Mysore, 1984-2012; Visiting Scientist to Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, South Korea, 1984; Visiting Scientist, University of Alabama, Tuskegee, USA, 2000; Visiting Professor: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, 2004; Kaosiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2012; Ural Federal University, Russia, 2013..

Awards/Honours: ISCA Hiralal Chakravarthy Award, 1992; AFST(I) Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award 1994; DBT National Technology Day Award 2003; AFST(I) Prof. V.Subrahmanyan Industrial Achievement Award, 2003; Prof. Vyas Memorial Award of Association of Microbiologists of India, 2006; Prof. V.N. Raja Rao Endowment Lecture Award, 2007; Prof. S.S. Katiyar Commemoration Lecture Award, ISCA, 2008; Certified Food Scientist (USA), 2013; Life Time Achievement Award (SAB Grand Medal) by Society for Applied Biotechnologists (FSAB), 2013; Dr Diwaker Patel Memorial Award by Anand Agricultural University, for Life Time achievement in Agricultural Research, 2017; Prof C.S.Paulose Memorial Oration Award by Society of Biotechnologist of India, 2018; Prof Gadgil Memorial Lecture Award, Plant Tissue Culture Association of India. 2020. Former Chairman Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi, Karnataka, Former President of Association of Microbiologists of India, Bangalore chapter, Former President of Society of Biological Chemists, Bangalore Chapter.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India; Indian Botanical Society; International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Institute of Food Technology, USA.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, algal biotechnology, food biotechnology, plant tissue and cell culture, secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, biodiversity utilization, biofuels

Address: Vice President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Lay, Bengaluru 560078, Karnataka; 3101, Kristal Dolomite, Anjanapura Double Road, Doddakallasandra, Bengaluru 560062, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 42162747; Cell: 9448086775; Fax: (080) 42161747; Email: rgokare@yahoo.co.in]