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 B- Sci EII, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department(PCBT),Central Food Technological Research Insitute-CFTRI, Mysore, 1984-1994; Scientist EII- Sci. F and Head, PCBT Department,CFTRI,1994-2012; Director Grade -Chief Scientist 2005-2012,CFTRI; Professor of Biotechnology,Visvesvaraya Technological University,Karnataka 2013-2016. Visiting Scientist to Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, South Korea, 1984; Visiting Scientist, University of Alabama, Tuskegee, USA, 2000; Visiting Scientist, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 2006-2015; Visiting Professor: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, 2004; Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2012; Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2013-2016.
Awards/Honours: Indian Science Congress Association (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 (SAB), 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 President of Association of Microbiologists of India, Bangalore chapter, Former President of Society of Biological Chemists, Bangalore Chapter. Former, Vice President(HQ), Association of Food Scientists and Technologists of India, Mysore.
Expert member: DBT,DST,CSIR,ICAR, BARC,Coffee Board,VTU-Belgavi, IFT(USA). NET Exam Committee, HRDG Committee- CSIR for National Selection of SRF/RA, Core-member of CSIR Committee for promotion of Scientists in CSIR’s Biology Labs. FSSAI,Committee on Genetically Modified Foods. DST committees: Selection of young Scientists’ projects, National projects on carbon dioxide sequestration research, Program Advisiory Committee on Life Sciences and Medical Biology. Faculty selection committee of Navsari Agricultural University, Anand Agricultural University. Academic Council Member of Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru. Former Chairman Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi, Karnataka; Board of Studies member, University of Mysore, Bangalore University, Berhampur University, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Presently, Member of ICAR-IIHR’s Research Advisory Committee; Member, National Seaweed Mission of CSIR.
Fellow: International Academy of Food Science and Technology(Canada); Institute of Food Technology, (USA). National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India; Indian Botanical Society; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Society of Applied Biotechnologists; Society of Biotechnologists of India; Biotechnology Research Society of India.
Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, algal biotechnology, food biotechnology, plant tissue and cell culture, secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, biodiversity utilization, biofuels, Functional foods, Nutraceuticals
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: email@example.com]