Dr. Gopinath Prakasam, currently working as Reader and Head, Department of Microbiology, Royal Dental College, Palakkad, Kerala. He did his PG and Doctorate in Medical Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine) under University of Madras, Chennai. His thesis work has been highly commended by both National and International reviewers for his voluminous work on Acinetobacter species. He has more than 5 years of experience in teaching and research. Currently under his guidance there four candidates are perusing their Ph.D. He was also served as a Controller of Research for UG in Saveetha University, Chennai. He has attended as well as organized several conferences and workshops and also presented his research papers in various conferences and received best paper awards on his credits. He has published 89 research articles in various National and International peer reviewed journals. He has been awarded the “Best Workaholic” and “Most Punctual” faculty in previous Institution consecutively for 3 years. He serves as an examiner for several Universities for question paper settings, evaluation etc
Dr. Gopinath Prakasam research interest is on studying the characterization, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, virulence properties of clinical important bacteria and fungi (Medical Bacteriology and Mycology) and also studying the effect of herbal formulations against the same.