Dr. Harischandra Shripathy Prakash
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Madikeri, India on 5 February 1956. Educated at Government Higher Primary School, Kudige, 1962-69; Fatima High School, Kushalnagar, 1968-70; Banumaiah High School, Mysore, 1970-71; Pre-University, and B.Sc. Yuvaraja's College, Mysore, 1971-76; University of Mysore. B.Sc. 1976; M.Sc. 1978; M.Phil. 1980; Ph.D. 1984.

Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 1998 to date.

Lecturer, Department of Studies in Applied Botany & Seed Pathology (now renamed as DOS in Biotechnology), 1984-88; Leader 1988-98, University of Mysore; Served as Chairman of the Department four terms; Coordinator of DANIDA seed pathology training programme, UGC-SAP-DRS, DST-FIST, DBT-HRD, UGC-SAP-DSA programmes. Coordinator - planning - Institution of Excellence scheme sanctioned by MHRD-UGC, Govt. of India to the University of Mysore.

Awards/Honours: Indian Botanical Society Prof. V. Puri Medal, 2011; Leader of Terminal Evaluation of FAO-UNDP-GOI Project on Quarantine Stations in India; Member, Project Steering Committee of International Coffee Rust Programme; Best Paper/Poster Awards; Member, Advisory Committee UGC-DRS/CAS; Member of BOS, BOA, Selection Evaluation Committees, Faculty, UOM Vision Group.

Research Areas: Stress respones of plants, Seed health diagnostics, endophyte diversity and bioprospecting.

Address: Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; 215, 21 Main, Vijayanagar III Stage, 'B' Block, Mysore 570017, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2414450, 2419877; Res. (0821) 2517577, Cell: 9845488400; Fax: (0821) 2414450; Email: hsp@appbot.uni-mysore.ac.in, hasriprakash@gmail.com]