Prof. Geevaretnam Jeyasekaran

Born in Swamythoppu village at Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India on 02 April 1962. Educated at St. Xavier's College School, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, 1975-78; Sri Paramakalyani College, Madurai-Kamaraj University, Alwarkurichi, Tamil Nadu, 1979 for PUC; Fisheries College, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, 1979-83 for B.F.Sc; College of Fisheries, University of Agricultural Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, 1983-85 for M.F.Sc., and 1991-1994 for Ph.D; Overseas Specialization Programme at University of Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia, 1990; Post-Ph.D. Overseas Research Programme at Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Geelong, Australia, 2000.

Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam, 2017-21

Assistant Professor, 1986-98; Associate Professor, 1998-2003; Professor, 2003-12 at Fisheries College, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University/ Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tuticorin; Professor & Head, 2013-14 & 2016-17 at Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University/ Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi; Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam, 2014-15.

Awards/Honours: Tamil Nadu Government Scientist Award, 2018; Tamil Nadu Agricultural Forum Best Scientist Award, 2015; TNFU Appreciation Awards, 2015 & 2017; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) Best Research Paper Award, 2014; FAO & University of Alaska, USA Appreciation Award, 2010; IICPT Best Research Paper Award, 2010; FAO Travel Award, 2009; NACA Travel Award, 2009; PFGF Dr. MS Swaminathan Award for Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, 2004; PFGF Best Fisheries Teacher Award, 2003; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Fisheries Foundation Best Young Scientist Award, 2002; FAO-AHRDP Overseas Fellowship Award, 2000; Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology Young Scientist Fellowship Award, 1998; Yugoslav Government Scholarship Award, 1990; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Gold Medals 1985 & 1994; MPEDA Technical Monitoring Committee Expert, 2013; FSSAI Scientific Panels Expert, 2013 to till date; EIA Assessment Panel Expert, 2014 to till date; Director, NABL Accredited TNJFU Laboratory for Fish Quality Monitoring and Certification, 2019 to 2021; FAO-Codex India Expert, 2020 to till date; Official Delegation Team Member to Shanghai Ocean University, China, 2015; Official Delegation Team Leader to Curtin University, Australia, 2015.

Research Areas: Fishery Microbiology and Quality Assuarnce

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