Dr. Joseph Selvin

Born in Marthandam, Tamilnadu, India on 3 February 1972. Educated at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Marthanam, 1977-1989; Graduated at Christian College, Marthandam, 1990-1993; Post graduate at Center for Environmental Sciences, M.S. University 1994-1996; Ph.D. at Marine Biotechnology Lab of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 1997-2000 and was awarded by M.S. University

Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2012 to date

Senior Research Fellow, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology 1996-97; Senior Research Fellow, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute 1997-2000, Lecturer, MCC-M.S. University 2001-04; Research Officer, ICFRE 2005; Assistant Professor, Bharathidasan University 2005-11; BOYSCAST Fellow, University College Cork, Ireland 2010-11; Professor, Bharathidasan University 2011-12; Course Director, National Workshop on `Biotechniques', Malankara Catholic College, 2003; Organizer, Indo-UK conference on Shrimp Aquaculture, 2012, funded by Royal Society, UK; Course Director, DBT sponsored short-term training course on Fermentation and Bioseparation Methods, 2015. Task-force in Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Department of Biotechnology, 2012-13; Empowered task-force in Marine Natural Products, Department of Biotechnology-Ministry of Earth Sciences, 2014-16; Task-force in Kerala State Council (Biotechnology task-force), 2016-17; Kerala Biotechnology Commission 2017-18; Member of Gujarat Marine Biotechnology Board 2016-2018; Chairman, 2010-11, Board of Studies in Microbiology, Bharathidasan University; Chairman of Board of Studies in Microbiology, Pondicherry University, 2012 to date; Principal Investigator of Indo-Mexico collaboration on shrimp disease management, 2014-18; Principal Investigator of Indo-Russsia collaboration on feshwater sponges, 2019-22; guided 15 Ph.Ds, mentor of 3 post-doctoral fellows, Principal Investigator of 19 research projects, Coordinator of a national marine microbiome project and a project partner of EU H2020 MicrobiomeSupport grant.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 2003; INSA Young Scientist medal 2006; INSA Prof. L.S.S. Kumar Award 2006; INSA Anil Kumar Bose Award 2009; DST Young Scientist project, 2004; UNESCO-TEMA grant and NPG award in `GRC on Marine Microbes', 2006; DBT Young Investigator project, 2008, ESCMID Grant in EUROBIOFILMS, 2009; INSA Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Medal, 2009; BOYACAST Fellow, 2010, Key note address in Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference (APMBC) 2017, University of Hawaii, USA, Academic Editor, PLOS One.

Research Areas: Microbiome Biology, Metagenomics, shrimp disease management and marine bioactive compounds

Address: Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University (Central University), Puducherry 605014; No 13, Nethaji Street, Chinna Kalapet, Puducherry 605014; [Tel: Off. (0413) 2655358 telfax; Cell: 9944263367; Email: josephselvinss@gmail.com; jselvin.mib@pondiuni.edu.in]