Dr. Duraisamy Prasath

Born in Udumalpet, District Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 30 May 1973. Educated at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, B.Sc. 1994, M.Sc. 1997, Ph.D. 2005 and University of Guelph, Canada, Post Doc. 2010.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Kerala 2014 to date.

Vegetable Breeder, SPIC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Regional Station, Madikeri, Karnataka, 1999-2007; Senior Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Kerala 2007-14; BOYSCAST Fellow, University of Guelph, Canada, 2009-10; Endeavour Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2017.

Awards/Honours: Gold medalist, M.Sc., (Horticulture), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 1997; Topper in PhD (Horticulture), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2005; Finalist, Young Scientists Award, 93rd Indian Science Congress, 2006; JS Pruthi Award for the best research paper, 2007; BOYSCAST Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2008; National Academy of Biological Sciences best research paper award, 2013; HS Mehta Memorial Award for best research paper, 2015; Endeavour Research Fellowship, Government of Australia, 2017; DP Ghosh Young Scientist Award, Horticulture Society of India, 2017; ICAR-Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed award, 2019.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, New Delhi, 2018; Indian Society for Spices, Kozhikode, 2015

Research Areas: Breeding of horticulture crops and applied genomics

Address: Principal Scientist (Horticulture), Division of Crop Improvement and Biotechnology, ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode 670012, Kerala; 38/325A, Dwaraka, IKK Road, Netaji Nagar, East Hill, Kozhikode 673005, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0495) 2731410 Ext. 208; Res. (0495) 2384995; Cell: 9495639838; Fax: (0495) 2731410; Email: prasath.d@icar.gov.in; dprasath@gmail.com]