Prof Dr R Dinakaran Michael

Inspired Research on Fish Immunology

Inspired Research on Fish Immunology

Super Second Innings-Inspirational Award (Professional)

Prof. Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael
Emeritus Professor of Immunology
Centre for Fish Immunology, School of Life Sciences
Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS)
Pallavaram, Chennai-6000117
VISTAS website: http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/centre-fish-immunology.asp
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=4YPwzIMAAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102954651
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dinakaran_Michael

Inspired Research on Fish Immunology

Professor Dinakaran Michael and Super Second Innings
Prof. Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael officially retired after attaining the age of 58, on 31 October, 2002 from his regular service as Professor and Head of Zoology , The American College, Madurai-625002, Tamilnadu after 34 years of teaching and research from June 1968. While in service, Prof. Michael focused mainly on teaching as his inspirational work receiving various awards and accolades including Best Teacher Award-Dr. Radhakrishnan Medal from Tamilnadu Government, after retirement he was immensely fascinated with research in the area of Fish Immunology (continued till date) which resulted in a great inspirational research work and significant achievements in his ‘Super Second Innings’ as described below under different heads.
1. Awards/Accolades/honours received

2018 Best Reviewer (of research articles) Certificate by Elsevier Publishers, The Netherlands ( World’s major provider of scientific, technical and medical information)
2017 Invited to be a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Oceanography and Aquaculture
2013 Included in the makers of history of Fish Immunology
Prof. Dinakaran Michael’s profile has been included in an article published by a reputed Elsevier Immunology journal tracing the history (from 1965 till date) of research on fish immunity and the scientists who made it.
2011 Selected as UGC Emeritus Fellow by University Grants Commission, New Delhi
2003 Selected as FAO Expert/Consultant for Fish Immunology by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

2. Research Publications during 2nd Innings
Cumulative impact factor (SCI) of the Publications During 2nd Innings: 58.399
Scopus Credentials During 2nd Innings Period
Citations 783
h-index 16
i10-index 17
Total Number of Research Publications during Second Innings= 32
(All the publications except a very few, were published in international SCI/Scopus indexed journals with good impact factors)
3. Book chapter publications during Second Innings=2 (one international)
4. Research Papers presented in International Conferences Abroad = 9
5. Research Papers presented in International Conferences in India=10
6. Patents (IPR) Filed=4
1. A potent immunostimulant chemically separated from a marine macroalga (sea weed) for prophylactic (preventive) health management in finfish aquaculture
Inventors: Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael and Ms. Ramalakshmi Balasubramanian
Patent registration No: 2271/CHE/2012
2. An efficacious marine plant - derived immunostimulant for preventing diseases in carps and other fishes in aquaculture
Inventors: Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael and Ms. Priyatharsini Rajendran
Patent registration No: 524/CHE/2015
3. Sea weed–derived immunostimulant for protecting murrels (Snake head fish) and other culture fishes from diseases.
Inventors: Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael and Ms. S. Kalaivani Priyadarshini
Patent registration No: 4022/CHE/2015
4. A Polysaccharide Immunostimulant for preventing diseases in finfish aquaculture.
Inventors: Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael and Ms. Priyatharsini Rajendran
Patent Application number No: 201641027311 dated 10-8-2016
7. Major Research Projects directed.
Total Project Grants Received and Utilized during 2nd Innings period = Rs. 1.47 crores
8. Ph.D. Scholars Guided 12 (8 awarded, 1 thesis submitted and 3 theses under preparation
9. M. Phil. Scholars Guided 5 (5 Awarded)
10. Scientific Human Resource Development:
No Title of the Workshop Funding Agency Date Venue
1 Academies’ Refresher Course on Immunology Laboratory Techniques Using Fish Model
(National level) Indian Science Academies-IAS, INSA and NASI 5-17, December 2016 Vels University, Chennai
2 5th Training Workshop on Immunological Techniques
(National level) DBT, ICMR,DST etc. 3-15 May 2010 Lady Doak College, Madurai
3 4th Training Workshop on Immunological Techniques
(National level) DBT, ICMR,DST etc. 27th January – 05th February 2009 Lady Doak College, Madurai
4 (National level) DBT, ICMR,DST etc. 30th April – 12th May 2007 Lady Doak College, Madurai
5 State Level Workshop on Biological Data Handling
(Sate level) TNSCST,DST etc. 09-12, August 2006 Lady Doak College, Madurai






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