Dr. Amalraj Ramesh Sundar

Born on 18.12.1966 at Madurai, India. Education: Annamalai University and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Phd-1996-1999; DBT-Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia, 2007-2008.

Head, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, 2023 to date.

Scientist 1993-2002, Senior Scientist 2002-2008, Principal Scientist, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 2009 to date.

Awards/Honours: Best Theme presentation award - International Symposium on Biotechnology of Plant Protection BHU- 2000, Varanasi, India; Noel Deerr Gold Medals - STAI, 2001,2022 Jaipur & Goa, India; DBT-Overseas Associateship Award - CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia (2007-2008); Sir T. S. Venkatraman Award - Outstanding Research in Sugarcane Agriculture for the Biennium 2018-2019; ICAR-SBI Foundation Day Award-2021 for the Outstanding Contribution in Sugarcane Research; Jeer Sannidhi Award (2022) by the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; National Water Award - 2019 from Ministry of Jal Shakti, GOI, International Water Sustainability Award 2021-22 from TERI, UNDP and IWA; Country Representative – International Plant Proteomics Organisation (INPPO), since 2010. 3 Patents, 2 genetic stocks registered, 4 Varieties and 2 Technologies.

Fellow: Fellow of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur, (2014); Fellow of Phytopathological Society of India, New Delhi, (2015); Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai, 2017; Fellow of Society for Sugarcane Research and Promotion, Lucknow, 2022 and Fellow of Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore, 2022.

Research Areas: Deciphering the molecular events during the dynamic host-pathogen interactions in Sugarcane by integrating the tools of “Omics”

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 641007, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Cell: 9486412729; 9677637468; Email: a.rameshsundar@icar.gov.in; rameshsundar_sbi@yahoo.co.in]