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2023 Speakers

S Shyamalamma

S Shyamalamma, Speaker at Plant Biology Conferences
S Shyamalamma
University of Agricultural Sciences, India


Dr Shyamalamma S has obtained her M.Sc. degree in Horticulture during 1994 with UAS, Bangalore merit gold medal and Ph.D. Horticulture during 2008 with National award for best research on Jackfruit Genetic Diversity using morphological and molecular markers viz., Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Best Post graduate award during 2099-10 from ICAR, New Delhi. Currently serving as Prof. and Head, Dept. of Plant Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. She has guided 16 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D. students and is specialized in fruit crops. Started work on Jackfruit genetic diversity in a collaborative mode with CAU, Imphal and AAU, Assam under DBT New Delhi sponsored project “A value chain on jackfruit and its value added products” from 2013 onwards. The project worth 4.65 Cr. helped in getting best varieties in Jackfruit (Swarna, Lalbagh Madhura, Byrachandra and GKVK Red Jack), which can bear early (3.50 years) and suitable for table and value addition purpose. With the support of AICRP on Post Harvest Technology staff, developed Jackfruit value added products viz., chips, papad, squash, jam, juice, flake powder, seed powder and technologies are commercialized. She has been recently awarded with state award “ Nagamma Dattatreya Rao Desai Prize Award -2022”, for need based research on Jackfruit. She is actively involved in implementation of Jackfruit projects on DUS characterization at all India level and also production of elite planting materials in Jackfruit for area expansion. Further she is involved in teaching and guiding master’s and doctoral students in Plant Biotechnology, at UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru. She is serving as Coordinator, DBT HRD programme at the Dept. of Biotechnology.