Dr. Iddya Karunasagar
Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Suratkal, Karnataka, India on 27 January 1952. Educated at Government College, Mangalore 1967-70; Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1970-73; Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1973-77; Mysore University, 1977-79; Ph.D. 1979; Post Doctoral fellow, University of Maryland, USA 1992; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Wurzburg, Germany, 1991-92.

Senior Fish Safety and Quality Specialist, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations, 2014 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1978-82 and Associate Professor, 1982-92, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore; Professor of Fishery Microbiology, 1992-2005, Head of Division of Fisheries Sciences, 2003-05, Director of Research, 2005-06, and ICAR National Professor, 2006-07, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar; Senior Fishery Industry Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations, Rome, Italy, 2007-2014.

Awards/Honours: Karnataka Association for Advancement of Science Young Scientist Award, 1986; AFST Young Scientist Award, 1987; MPEDA (I), Aquaculture Award, 1993; Association of Microbiologists of India Vyas Memorial Lecture Award, 1994; AFST Lalji Godhe Smarak Nidhi Award, 1997; Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award, 2003; DBT Biotechnology Product and Process Development Award, 2003; Academic Contributor of the Biennium Award, International Association of Fish Inspectors, 2005; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India 2004.

Research Areas: Fish and shellfish diseases, fish safety and aquatic microbiology and marine biotechnology

Address: Senior Fish Safety and Quality Specialist, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food & Agriculture Organisation of UN, Subba Meena, Jayanagar I Main, Mangalore 575005, Karnataka; [Tel: (0824) 2439750; Cell: 9481202750; Email: Iddya.Karunasagar@fao.org; Iddya.Karunasagar@gmail.com; karuna8sagar@rediffmail.com]