K Kathiresan

Dr. K. Kathiresan, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., is a world-class scientist in mangrove research, and he is currently working as honorary professor in Annamalai University, India. He has compiled over 5000 microbial, plant and animal species in the mangrove systems of India. He a has led pioneering work on ecosystem bioprospecting, especially for mangrove-associated microbes. He has executed 27 research projects, guided 40 Ph.Ds, and organised more than 100 training programmes. He has over 500 publications with about 16,000 citations. He has served in top level committees pertaining to mangroves.