Dr. Thiruvengadam Venkatesan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2022
Born in Vellore, Tamilnadu on 13th November 1966. Educated at Sacred Heart High School, Tiruchirappalli, 1977-82; St. Josephs's College & Hr. Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli, 1982-84; Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1984-88; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1988-1993; B.Sc (Ag.). 1988; M.Sc. (Entomology), 1990; Ph.D. (Entomology), 1993.
Principal Scientist & Head, In-charge, Division of Genomic Resources, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru, 2021.
Scientist, 1993-2002; Senior Scientist, 2002-2009, Principal Scientist, 2009-2021, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru.
Awards/Honours: SBA-Dr. B.S. Bhumannavar Team Research Award, Society for Biocontrol Advancement, 2014; Award of Excellence, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, 2016; National Societal Innovation Award (3.0 Lakhs), NRDC, DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2017; Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Award, Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, Chennai, 2017; SBA-Dr. T.M. Manjunath Award, 2017; Certificate of Merit, Appreciation & Gold Medal, District Collector, Krishnagiri Dist., Tamilnadu State Government, 2018; Outstanding Contribution to Science Award; Dr.B. Vasantharaj David Foundation, Chennai, 2018; Dr. S. Sithanantham Biennial Award, Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, Bangalore, 2019; Research Excellence Award, Society for Biotic and Environmental Research (SBER), Tripura.
Fellow: Royal Entomological Society, London; Society for Biocontrol Advancement; Association of Advancement in Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems; Honorary Fellow of the Society for Biotic and Environmental Research, Tripura
Research Areas: Biological Control and Molecular Entomology
Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Genomic Resources, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, H.A. Farm Post, Hebbal, Bengaluru 560024, Karnataka; # 73, 4th Cross, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Dasarahalli Main Road, Hebbal, Bengaluru 560024, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23511982; Cell: 9483161560; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]