Dr. Vinod Kumar. S

Dr. Vinod Kumar. S
Dr. Vinod Kumar. S

Assistant Professor
Area: Plant pathology 
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: vinodkus1@srmist.edu.in

Education

Ph.D Plant pathology  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2018
M.Sc. Agriiculture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2014
B.Sc. Agriiculture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2012

Other Details:

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (2+1)

Research Interests

  • Biological control of plant diseases
  • Fungal biology
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Molecular plant pathology

Selected Publications

  • Vinodkumar, S., Nakkeran, S., Renukadevi, P. and Mohankumar, S. 2018. Diversity and antiviral potential of rhizospheric and endophytic Bacillus species and phyto-antiviral principles against tobacco streak virus in cotton. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 267: 42-51 (Impact factor: 3.954 / NASS rating: 9.95)
  • Vinodkumar, S., Nakkeran, S., Renukadevi, P. and Malathi, V.G. 2017. Biocontrol potentials of antimicrobial peptide producing Bacillus species: Multifaceted antagonists for the management of stem rot of carnation caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:446. (Impact factor: 4.259 / NASS rating: 10.26)
  • Vinodkumar, S., Indumathi, T. and Nakkeeran, S. 2017. Trichoderma asperellum (NVTA2) as a potential antagonist for the management of stem rot in carnation under protected cultivation. Biological control. 113: 58-64 (Impact factor: 2.607 / NASS rating: 8.61)

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • Plant Biology conference jointly organized by Canadian society of Plant Biology and American Society of Plant Biology at Montreal. July 14 -18 (2018).
  • International conference of Indian Virological Society on “Global perspectives in virus disease management” organized at IIHR (Bangalore) on 8-10 December (2016).
  • Annual Conference and National Symposium of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology on “Challenges towards Plants Health under Changing Climate Scenario for Sustainable Agriculture” organized at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (Nadia, West Bengal) on  24 – 26 November (2016).
  • 4th Agricultural graduates students conference on “Agricultural skill development to foster the future” organized by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore on 3-4 May (2016).
  • Virocon conference organized by Indian Virological Society at NEIGHRIMS, Shillong. 8th – 10th October (2015).
  • National symposium organized by Indian Phytopathological Society on “Understanding host-pathogen interaction through science of omics” at Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut. 16 - 17 (2015).
  • Annual Conference and National symposium of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology on “Challenges and management approaches for crop diseases of national importance-status and prospectus” organized at Agricultural College and Research Institute (Madurai) on 12-14 February (2015).
  • Annual Conference and National symposium of Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology on “Innovative and ecofriendly research approach for plant disease management” organized at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Akola) on 8-10 January (2014).
  • National Symposium of India Phytopathological Society on “Pathogenomics for diagnosis and management of plant diseases” organized at Central Tuber Crop Research Institute on 24-25 (2013).

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Postdoctoral fellow. Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. (1 year, 7 months)
  • Project Assistant. Sichuan Industrial Institute of Antibiotics, Chengdu, China (52 days)

Achievements and Awards 

  • Sree V. P. Ganesan Award (2018) - Best outgoing Ph.D. student – 38th Annual Convocation, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
  • Prof. K. Ramakrishnan Award (2018) - Best outgoing Ph.D. student  – 38th Annual Convocation, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
  • Prof. G. Rangaswami memorial best research paper award (2018) - National Academy of Biological Sciences, India
  • Prof. G. Rangaswami memorial best research paper award (2017) - National Academy of Biological Sciences, India
  • P. R. Verma award for Ph.D. students (2016) - Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, India
  • P. R. Verma award for M.Sc. students (2015) - Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, India
  • Best oral presentation award – 1st place (2015). “Climatic factors influencing the growth and development of Botrytis cinerea causing blossom blight on carnations” - Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, India
  • Best poster presentation award – 2nd place (2015) “Hydrolytic enzyme producing genes of Trichoderma asperellum in the management of stem rot of carnation”

Memberships

  • All India Agricultural Students Union (Life member)
  • Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (Life member)
  • Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society (SciTSA), New Delhi (Life member)
  • Environmental Protection Movement, Coimbatore chapter (Life member)
  • National Academy of Biological Sciences (Life member)