Prof. Annamalai Panneerselvam, PhD, is an associate professor and head, Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous) Poondi, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India. He has more than 32 years of experience in teaching and research. His areas of specialization are mycology, plan pathology, and actinobacteriology. He has visited the National University of Singapore, Nanyang technical University, TEMSEK Laboratory Singapore, Malaysian Agricultural University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bangkok, and also national-level institutes in India. He has received the following awards: INSA visiting fellowship, New Delhi; Member of Research Board of Advisors; Excellent Faculty in Botany; and Man of Year Commemorative model. Professor Panneerselvam has deposited more than 85 nucleotide sequences in GenBank and maintains more than 500 microbial cultures in his laboratory. He is a reviewer for reputed journals and a doctoral committee member for more than 100 research scholars working in Bharathidasan University. He has published more than 300 research and review articles, 23 popular articles, and chapters in more than 12 books. He has guided 30 PhD scholars and organized several symposia, seminars, workshops, DST-INSPIRE programs for plus one students, YSSP program, etc. Professor Panneerselvam has conducted more than 100 training programs on edible mushroom cultivation technology for the welfare of women under a self-help group scheme, Dissemination of Innovative Technology (DIT). He received grants from various funding agencies like the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the University grants Commission (UGC), the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) amounting to $5 million. He is a life member of various academic bodies and an editorial board member of reputed journals.