Dr. Sabariappan Robin
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Thuthur, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu on 14 May 1964. Educated at Pius XI High School, Thuthur and Carmel Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu; Graduated at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai: B.Sc.(Ag.), 1985; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1988; Ph.D, 1997; Post Doctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA,1998; Project Scientist at IRRI, 1998-2000; Visiting Fellow, CIRAD, Montpellier, 2006.

Project Director, Centre of Excellence in Molecular Breeding and Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2016 to date.

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Research Station, Paramakudi, TNAU, 1989-1994; Agricultural College & Research Institute, TNAU, Madurai, 1994-1996; National Pulse Research Centre, Vamban, 1996-2000; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Trichy, 2000-2001; Associate Professor, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Trichy, 2002-2003; Professor, Department of Rice, TNAU, Coimbatore 2003-2007; Professor and Head, Department of Rice, 2011-2015.

Awards/Honours: Rockefeller IRBP- fellowship, 1998-2000; Colombo Plan - Overseas fellowship, IAC-WAU-CPRO/DLO, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 1996; Tamil Nadu State Award 2012; As a team leader best breeding centre award, ICAR-AICRIP, 2011; TNAU Best Department Award, 2011; Best Physiology Centre, ICAR-AICRIP, 2014; Best Crop Improvement Centre - golden jubilee award, ICAR-AICRIP, 2015; GOI-DBT Task force Member in Agricultural Biotechnology, 2014 to date.

Research Areas: Rice - Genetics, Genomics and Breeding

Address: Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu; 88, 5th Cross East, New Thillai Nagar, Coimbatore 641041, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0422) 6611261; Res. (0422) 4342408, Cell: 9442224409; Fax: (0422) 2431672; Email: robin.tnau@gmail.com]