Prof. I.S. Bright Singh
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on 14 December 1954. Graduated at Kerala University, Kerala (1997); Post graduate at CAS in Marine biology, Annamali University, Chennai (1977-1979); Ph.D at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala (1986).

UGC - BSR Faculty, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, 2015 to date.

Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, Kerala, India, 2004-2015; Coordinator, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, CUSAT, Cochin, 2000-2015; Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Cochin, 2007-2010; Director, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Cochin, 2006-2009; Visiting Professor, University of Northumbria, UK, 2001-2008. Founder: National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. Expert: Regional expert of NACA in shrimp diseases; Management and control of aquatic animal diseases - Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. Chairman/Member: Syndicate of CUSAT (2007-2010); Academic council of CUSAT; Research advisory committee of Marine BioResource Centre (MBRC), Govt. of Gujarat; Institute Biosafety Committee (IBSC), IISR, ICAR, Govt. of India (2005-07); Task Force in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India (2007-2009; 2014-2017); Task Force for Fish and Shellfish Health Management, ICAR Govt. of India; Empanelment of Pathologist, CAA, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India; Sub-committee on standards for Probiotics CAA, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India; Aquaculture Expert Committee, Kerala; State Fisheries Resource Management Society, Govt. of Kerala; High Power Committee to strengthen disease management and preventive measures, Govt. of Kerala; High level committee on Aquaculture Drug Regulations, Aquaculture Authority, Govt. of India; Committee for framing aquaculture policy - Govt. of Kerala; M. Tech Programme in Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India

Awards/Honours: Dr. S. Jones Memorial prize for Eminent Marine Biologist; Eminent Zoologist Gold Medal 2008, Zoological Society of India; UGC - BSR - One Time Grant 2012; UGC Visiting Associateship (1993-95); Young Scientist Award in Fisheries (1989); Good Service Entry by Kerala Agricultural University (1985), Kerala.

Fellow: Founder, ECOSUSTAIN, SES, CUSAT, India; Member, Society for Marine Biology, India; Society for Marine Research & Conservation, India.

Research Areas: Marine/Environmental Biotechnology, Aquatic microbiology, Aquatic animal health, Recirculating aquaculture systems

Address: UGC - BSR Faculty, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Lakeside Campus, Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin 682016, Kerala; 29/452A, Bhagath Singh Road, Thykoodam, Vyttila, Cochin 682019, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0484) 2381120; Res. (0484) 2303632, Cell: 09447631101; Fax: (0484) 2381120; Email: isbsingh@gmail.com]