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Elangovan Dilipan, PhD

Professor of Physiology

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I completed my Doctoral Degree in Marine Biotechnology at the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University. I carried out my part of a doctoral degree in the Institute for Botany, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany, through the “DAAD” fellowship, and there I learned advanced molecular techniques. During my doctoral research, I gained experience in metabolite profiling of plants and microbes and bioactive properties. After that, I joined as a Research Associate in Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, CSIR-CSMCRI Lab, and I have been assigned work on stress genomics and conversion of C3-C4 metabolic pathway genes in halophytic plants for the transformation of C4 genes into Jatropha sp. for the production of biodiesel. Later on, I received a National Post-Doctoral Fellowship from DST-SERB in the topic of Population genetics of Indian marine angiosperms. Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, SIMATS, Chennai. My specialization in the field of stress genomics and metabolomics of marine plants.

Research Interests

My research over last fifteen years has focused on seagrass ecology and biology in East and West coast of India. During the field survey, I have obstacle in identification of seagrasses due to grazing and ephemeral characters of seagrass species so that I focused on molecular identification of seagrass species using different molecular markers. Later on, I found that, the information about genetic diversity of marine angiosperm played a major in coastal ecosystem stabilization. Currently, I am working on seagrass restoration in India for coastal ecosystem management and action plan in order to achieve the “Blue Carbon Ecosystem” for the mitigation of Ocean Acidification.



Dilipan, E., and D. Arulbalachandran, 2022. Genetic diversity of seagrass Cymodocea species as an ecological indicator on the Palk Bay Coast, India. Ecological Genetics and Genomics, Vol. 23: 100119 (Online) DOI: 10.1016/j.egg.2022.100119

Dilipan, E., D. Arulbalachandran, J. Rajkumar and M. Ramachandran, 2022. Molecular Phylogeny of Ruppia maritima L. from Chilika Lake, Odhisa using nuclear and plastid genes. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 43 (3): 412-419.

Rajkumar, J., E. Dilipan, M. Ramachandran, A. Pannerselvam and N. Thajuddin, 2021. Bioethanol production from seagrass waste, through fermentation process using cellulase enzyme isolated from marine actinobacteria. Vegetos, Springer Publication, 34: 581-591. DOI: 10.1007/s42535-021-00239-5

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