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Kick-off meeting: DBT- BIRAC funded project on nutri-gardens

Chennai, January 28, 2019: The kick-off meeting of DBT-BIRAC funded project on food based nutritional security for malnourished rural households through capacity building and establishment of nutri-...

No opposed to any technology but an objective method of assessing risks and benefits should be done: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, December 6, 2018: An article by Prof Kesavan and me in Current Science seems to have caused considerable concern and confusion. As far as I am concerned, the following has been my view...

Study on wheat varieties presents opportunity for growing conventional varieties in organic field conditions

Chennai, October 31, 2018: Dr Vijaya Bhaskar, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Kassel, today presented the results of his work on “Organic and conventional breeding affects early vigour traits...

Four-point action plan can help achieve a hunger-free world by 2030: Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, October 17, 2018: This years’ World Food Day theme is a timely reminder of the fact that a zero hunger world is possible by 2030. For achieving this goal, we should take integrated action in...

Protect coastal Kerala's monazite sands from impact of floods, says Prof Swaminathan

Chennai, August 18, 2018: The unprecedented floods and rains in Kerala emphasise the need for proactive preparation to meet such calamities. I had recommended in Sardar Patel Lectures of All India...

Novel bacterial (Pseudomonas) strain that reduces pesticide use in finger millet identified by MSSRF

 The Microbiology Laboratory at MSSRF has identified a novel Pseudomonas sp. MSSRFD41, that inhibits the mycelial growth of P. grisea through multiple mechanisms such as production of antifungal...

MSSRF Research Scholar selected for International Short-term Fellowship

Ms. Kumkum Kumari, a Ph.D student at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Chennai (MSSRF), has been awarded the prestigious three-month European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) short term...

World Earth Day: Prof Swaminathan

  April 21, 2018: The World Earth Day, falling on April 22,   is of particular significance this year since several essential life support systems like soil, water,...

National Science Day: Prof M S Swaminathan

    Chennai, February 28, 2018: Scientific progress is the foundation for achieving our goals in every field of human activity. In our country the support given to science has...