Myself Dr. M. Kalaiselvam has 25 years of research and 15 years of experiences in the field of fisheries and marine fungal diversity and its bioprospecting. I am having ongoing research project funded by UGC in exploration of high value fungal strain from mangrove environment. Recently, Department of Science and Technology sanctioned a project as PI on mushroom cultivation and technology transfer with the tune of 33.21 lakhs. So far, 11 M.Phil., and 6 Ph.D., students did their research under my guidance and presently 6 students are doing their doctoral research. My team of researchers standardized the methodology on isolation and identification of saprophytes, lichens, mushroom, endophytes, and dermatophytes from the different sources around the Parangipettai coastal areas and evidenced with 24 research publications in referred journal and two monographs. . I organized one National and International conferences and number of workshops and training. My ambition is to develop a separate Centre for mushroom cultivation. I AM DOING MY BEST.
I am concentrating on the marine fungal diversity and bioprospecting for food and chemicals.
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