Dr. Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Bangalore, India on 12 February 1954. Educated at Vijaya High School, Bangalore, 1964-68; Vijaya College, Bangalore, 1968-72; Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 1973-80; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1981.

Vice-President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Bangalore, 2012 to date.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, 1979-80; Crop Plant Physiologist & Head, Agricultural Research Division, M/s Alembic Chemical Company, Baroda, 1980-81; INSA Research Associate, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu - Tawi, 1981-84; Scientist & Head, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, CFTRI, Mysore, 1984-2012; Visiting Scientist to Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, South Korea, 1984; Visiting Scientist, University of Alabama, Tuskegee, USA, 2000; Visiting Professor: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, 2004; Kaosiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2012; Ural Federal University, Russia, 2013..

Awards/Honours: ISCA Hiralal Chakravarthy Award, 1992; AFST(I) Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award 1994; DBT National Technology Day Commemoration Award 2003; AFST(I) Prof. V.Subrahmanyan Industrial Achievement Award, 2003; Prof. Vyas Memorial Award of Association of Microbiologists of India, 2006; Prof. V.N. Raja Rao Endowment Lecture Award, 2007; Prof. S.S. Katiyar Commemoration Lecture Award, ISCA, 2008; Certified Food Scientist (USA), 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India; Indian Botanical Society; International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Institute of Food Science and Technology, UK; Institute of Food Technology, USA.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, algal biotechnology, food biotechnology, plant tissue and cell culture, secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, biodiversity utilization, biofuels

Address: Vice President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Lay, Bengaluru 560078, Karnataka; 177, Puja Elite, G1, 1st Main Road, Vittal Nagar, 2nd State, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bengaluru 560078, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 42162747; Cell: 09448086775, 09590006446; Fax: (080) 42161747; Email: rgokare@yahoo.co.in]