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Dr. R. Viswanathan

General

Dr.R. Viswanathan

Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) and Acting Head, Division of Crop Protection.

Discipline & Specialization

Plant Pathology – Molecular Plant Pathology, Host plant resistance, diagnostics and disease management

Training & advanced exposure Area in the work

Trained in application of various molecular techniques to study host-pathogen interaction, pathogen variation and molecular diagnostics. Got advanced training in RNA silencing and VIGS from Wageningen University

Current Areas of Research

  • Developing resistant varieties to red rot, and yellow leaf disease (YLD) in sugarcane
  • Molecular basis of red rot resistance in sugarcane/pathogenomics of red rot pathogen.
  • Variability in sugarcane pathogens using conventional and molecular approaches.
  • Indexing of sugarcane tissue culture seedlings for viruses/phytoplasma; epidemiology and management of YLD in sugarcane.
  • Diseases caused by Fusarium in sugarcane and their interactions / epidemiology
  • Principal Investigator (Plant Pathology), All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Sugarcane - Coordinating sugarcane pathology research work in the country

Countries visited: The Netherlands, China, Thailand, Australia and Nicaragua

Membership in professional bodies

  1. Life member : Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi
  2. Life member, Madras Agricultural Students Union, Coimbatore,
  3. Life member: Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur
  4. Life member: Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore
  5. Life member: Indian Virological Society, New Delhi
  6. Member: International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), Mauritius
  7. Member: Society for Sugar Research and Promotion, New Delhi,

Publications

Research Publications

Number of National and International publications: (Click this link)
  1. Research papers:............... 220 research papers in refereed journals (200 in sugarcane)
  2. In SCI Journals:............ 130
  3. In Non-SCI Journals:........ 90
  4. Books:......................... 11
  5. Book Chapters:................. 54
  6. Proceedings / Manuals edited... 8
  7. Extension Bulletins............ 27
  8. Research Bulletins............. 37
  9. Abstracts in symposium/seminar: 23 (International); 55 (National)
  10. Genebank submissions:..........>1500
  11. Technical articles:............ 49
  12. Patents filed.................. 2

Citations (As on February, 2020):

  • Obtained ~4105 citations (career); 1886 (last 5 years).
  • Has h-index of 27 (career) and 18(last 5 years)
  • 10-index of 100 (career) and 51 (last 5 years)

Awards and Recogitions

Awards and recognitions:

  • M.S. Pavgi Memorial Award 2020, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi
  • Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS) by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, during 2016
  • Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for the Biennium 2016-17 in Crop & Horticultural Sciences, ICAR, New Delhi (2018)
  • Sir T.S.Venkatraman Award for Outstanding Research in Sugarcane Agriculture for the Biennium 2006-07 (2008) for the best research work in sugarcane.
  • Dr. M. Puttarudriah Memorial Endowment National Award for the outstanding contributions in the field of Plant Protection in the country (2012)
  • Biotechnology Overseas Associateship from DBT (2009)
  • Noel Deerr Gold Medals (2000, 2002) and STAI Silver medal (2001), Sugar Technologists Association of India (STAI).
  • Late Janab Peer Mohamed Award (gold medal) and Nathaniel Memorial Award (gold medal) by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore for the best Ph. D. thesis in plant protection (2000).
  • Merit awards Robertson Prize, Food and Agricultural Organization Prize, The Glogstoun Prize and Kees Prize for the Academic excellence at B. Sc (Agriculture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Pathology Section Member International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Reduit, Mauritius as Pathology Committee member for the period during 2013-2016 and 2016-2019.
  • Principal Investigator (Plant Pathology), All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Sugarcane and serves from 2011 onwards
  • Member, Sugarcane Varietal Identification Committee since 2011
  • Vice President, Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD), Coimbatore (2015-17)
  • Research advisor, Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (Singapore) since 2018
  • Convener, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences -Coimbatore Chapter, since 2018

Fellowships from scientific societies:

  • Fellow of Society for Sugar Research and Promotion, New Delhi (2019)
  • Fellow of Indian Virological Society (2014)
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (2013)
  • Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (2013)
  • Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society (2012)

Editor of NAAS rated Journals:

  • Indian Phytopathology
  • Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology

Guidance

As supervisor for Ph.D / M.Sc Students:

  1. Ph.D Guide, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,
  2. Ph.D Guide, Anna University, Coimbatore
  3. Ph.D Guide, Bharathidhasan University, Tiruchirapalli.

No of scholars completed

Contact Address

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Address for correspondence:
Dr. R. Viswanathan,
Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) &
Acting Head, Division of Crop Protection,
Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
Coimbatore 641007- India.
Mobile No.:91-9442543875

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