Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) is one of the leading Universities in India with a status of University with Potential for Excellence. It is ranked one of the top 20 Universities in India. Currently it holds 20 Schools and 77 Departments in various disciplines. The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) is one of the renowned School at MKU performing world class teaching and research in Biological Sciences. The SBS is recognized as a Centre of Excellence in Genomic Sciences and as a Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences in India. Biofuel is one of the thrust areas of research at SBS. 


Prof. P. Gunasekaran is a Senior Professor of Microbiology in India. He has 33 years of teaching and research experience in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genomics. He has made significant contributions in Industrial Microbiology especially on ethanol fermentation technology and microbial enzyme technology. His research has been focused mainly on Zymomonas mobilis, an ethanol producing bacterium.In addition, he has made significant contributions in process optimization and production of various industrial enzymes from different bacterial and fungal sources. Currently his research is focused Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics for novel enzymes for biofuel production. He has published more than 150 Research papers in International Journals. He has received several medals, awards and honours in India and Abroad for his research contributions.