WAAVP India 2023

29th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
Parasites: Global Impacts, Local Solutions


Professor Dr. G. Dhinakar Raj

Dr. G. Dhinakar Raj obtained his B.V.Sc degree from Madras Veterinary College in 1986 with University first rank and four gold medals. He obtained his M.V.Sc degree in Biotechnology (first batch) from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in 1989. Later he was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship from the GoI for his Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1996. He underwent short-duration Post Doctoral Training at University of Nebraska, USA and at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, UK. Earlier he established the unique Translational Research Platform for Veterinary Biologicals (TRPVB) which is a partnership programme between TANUVAS and Department of Biotechnology, GoI for conversion and commercialization of research leads in to viable products and processes for the benefit of farmers. He has several awards to his credit, some of them include the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (1994); DBT-National Bioscience Award (2007); DBT- Tata-innovation fellow (2012) and TANUVAS Best Researcher Award (2012). He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 20 externally funded schemes from various funding agencies and worked as Co-PI in 21 external funded schemes. He has more than 224 publications with an h-index of 27. He has authored 7 books and 3 chapters. He has filed 11 patents and has been granted five. He has been involved in the commercialized 18 products from TANUVAS and TRPVB. He has fostered collaborations with 13 national institutions and 3 international institutions. He is the first veterinarian to obtain the DBT-TATA fellowship in 2012. He is a member of the DBT Task Force and member of RAC/SAC in 3 ICAR / DBT institutions. He has played a significant role in establishing the Veterinary Incubation Foundation (VIF) @TANUVAS, a Section 8 company of TANUVAS which is involved in fostering ‘start-up’ culture in veterinary sciences domain and is presently incubating 22 start-up companies.

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