Biography

I was brought up in a small farm in Southern part of India and I have come to find scientific research in Agricultural science as fascinating and rewarding. In particular, genetics and breeding of disease resistance has captured my interest, given that plant disease is a major threat to global food security.

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia

  • Adjunct Research Fellow
    University of Queensland, Australia

  • Adjunct Lecturer
    University of Sydney, Australia

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011

    PhD
    The University of Sydney, Australia

  • 2008

    Postgraduate Diploma in Bio-informatics
    Bharathiar University, India

  • 2004

    M Sc (Agriculture) Specilization: Plant Pathology
    Kerala Agricultural University, India

  • 2001

    B Sc (Horticulture)
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-2016

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Agriculture, Canberra, Australia

  • 2004-2007

    Senior Research Fellow
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016

    Peter Goldacre Award
    Australian Society of Plant Scientists

  • 2016

    Alan Wilton Award
    Genetics Society of AustralAsia

  • 2016

    DeLill Nasser Award
    Genetics Society of America

  • 2015

    Endeavour Executive Fellowship
    Department of Education, Australia

  • 2015

    Early Career Scientist Award
    European and Mediterranean Cereal Rusts Foundation

  • 2014

    Frank Fenner Scholarship Award
    CSIRO

  • 2013

    Gene Stewardship Award
    Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, USA

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2015

    Review Editor - Frontiers in Plant Science

  • 2014

    Ambassador - American Society of Plant Biologist, USA

  • 2015

    Board member - European and Mediterranean Cereal Rusts Foundation

  • 2014

    Associate Editor - Society for Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) Journal of Breeding and Genetics

Publications

We have publications by Dr Sam Periyannan
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=TTVbckIAAAAJ&hl=en Researcher ID: C-1722-2014