Department of Microbiology
Prof. Joseph SELVIN is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (FNAAS), Recipient of Jawaharlal Nehru Award by ICAR (2003); Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist medal 2006; INSA-Prof. L.S.S. Kumar award 2006, INSA-Anil Kumar Bose award (2009), DST Young Scientist project (2004), UNESCO-TEMA grant and NPG award in ‘GRC on Marine Microbes’ (2006); DBT Young Investigator project (2008), ESCMID Grant in EUROBIOFILMS (2009); INSA- Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Medal, Indian National Science Academy – (2009); BOYACAST Fellow (2010), ICMR International Fellow (2018) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Academic Editor of PLOS One; Delivered Key note address in Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference (APMBC) 2017, University of Hawaii, USA. Course Director, National Workshop on ‘Biotechniques’, Malankara Catholic College on 22nd – 26th September 2003; Organizer, Indo-UK conference on Shrimp Aquaculture January 25-27, 2012, funded by Royal Society, UK, funded by Royal Society; Course Director, DBT sponsored short-term training course on Fermentation and Bioseparation Methods, January 2-17, 2015. Member of Task-force in Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Department of Biotechnology (2012-2013); Member of Empowered task-force in Marine Natural Products, Department of Biotechnology-Ministry of Earth Sciences (2014-2016); Member of Task-force in Kerala State Council (Biotechnology task-force) 2016-2017; Member of Kerala Biotechnology Commission 2017-2018; Member of Gujarat Marine Biotechnology Board 2016-2018; Chairman (2010-2011), Board of Studies in Microbiology, Bharathidasan University; Chairman of Board of Studies in Microbiology, Pondicherry University; Principal Investigator of Indo-Mexico collaboration on shrimp disease management (2014-2018), Published 116 papers in international journals (h-index-40, i10-index-92, Cumulative impact factor 256.071), guided 13 Ph.Ds, mentor of 3 post-doctoral fellows, Principal Investigator of 14 research projects, Coordinator of a national marine microbiome project and a project partner of EU2020 Global Microbiology Support project.