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Dr. P. Gunasekaran

 

2 July 1954
Senior Professor & Head, Department of Genetics
Coordinator
Center for Excellence in Genomic Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai 625 021 Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Tel: 91-452-2458478; 2459873; 2458209
Fax: 91-452-2459139; 2458478
E-mail: pguna@eth.net; gunagenomics@gmail.com  
Web: www.genomicsmku.org

ACADEMIC

Ph.D Microbiology 1980, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

M.Sc Biology, 1976, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

B.Sc Chemistry, 1974, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

POSITIONS HELD

  1. Chairperson, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University – Since July 2008
  2. Special Officer, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - Since April 2008.
  3. Senior Professor and Head, Department of Genetics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - Since 2007.
  4. Head, Department of Genetics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, since 2001.
  5. Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, since 1991
  6. Invited Professor and Divisional Chair, Department of Biotechnology, Division of Biological and Health Sciences Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, México, 1995-97
  7. Invited Professor, Faculty of Sciences at Luminy, University of Provence, Marseille, France. 1994
  8. Reader in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 1987
  9. Invited Associate Professor, Faculty of Sciences at Luminy, University of Provence, Marseille, France, 1987
  10. Lecturer in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 1981
  11. Lecturer cum Curator in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1980

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Metagenomics and bioprospecting
  • Molecular biology and Genomics of Zymomonas mobilis and filamentous fungi
  • Bioprocess technology for enzymes and biofuel production: Recombinant strains 
  • Enzyme engineering and enzyme technology
  • Bioremediation of industrial effluents
  • Genetic diversity of Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

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MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

RESEARCH PROJECTS ON GOING / COMPLETED

SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOP/CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

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PUBLICATIONS

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