Prof. Hunthrike Shekar Shetty
Fellow, Elected 1999

Born in Hunthrike, Karnataka on 5 November 1944. Educated at Govt. High School Shankaranarayana, 1957-61; Shri Poornaprajna Preuniversity College at Udupi, 1961-63; Unversity of Mysore, B.Sc. 1967, M.Sc. 1969, P.G.Diploma in German, 1972; Ph.D. 1974; Post Doc, DGISP, Denmark, 1976-78.

Life Long Honorary Distinguished Professor, Department of Studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 2016 to date.

Research Officer, Downy Mildew Research Laboratory, 1970-84, and Reader and Chairman, 1984-87, DOS in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore; Visiting Scientist, Hamburg University, Germany, 1987; Professor & Chairman, Department of Studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, 1987-2004, and Member of the Syndicate, 1999-2003, University of Mysore; Member Crop Science Panel, ICAR, New Delhi 2000-03; Member-DST, Govt. of India Programme Advisory Committee Plant Science, 2001-03; Dean, Faculty of Science, 2003-04; Emeritus Professor, Department of Studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 2004-16.

Awards/Honours: Mysore University Golden Jubilee Research Publication Award, 1996; USDA Appreciation Award; O.P. Bhashin Award, 1997; ISCA Millennium Lecture Award, 2002; N. Prasad Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; Mundkur Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; ICAR Chaudhary Devi Lal Best co-ordinated research project (pearl millet), 2004; International Seed Health Award by Danish Seed Health Center, 2006; President, Indian Botanical Society; Prof. S.S. Chahal Life Time Achievement award -2015 by the Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Molecular plant pathology, plant biotechnology

Address: Life Long Honorary Distinguished Professor, Department of Studies in Applied Botany & Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; 758, Nandini, Bogadi II Stage, North, Manasagangothri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2515126; Res. (0821) 2515127; Fax: (0821) 2515126; Email: hss@appbot.uni-mysore.ac.in; hss_uom@hotmail.com]