Dr. Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has experience in fields of actinobacteriology and mycology. His current research focus is on actinobacteria, microalgae, fungi and mushroomv for animal and human health improvement. He has received the UGC-Raman Post doctoral Fellowship to visit USA, University of New Hampshire, Durham. He has deposited around 64 nucleotide sequences in GenBank, 5 bioactive compounds in Pubchem, published 89 research and review articles and books on Fungicides for Plant and Animal Diseases, In tech open access, Antimicrobial compounds: Synthetic and Natural compounds. 2016. CRC press, Tailor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, ISBN 978149871562, New York. He guided 7 Ph.D candidates and organized several national level symposia, conference and workshop programs. He received major research projects from Department of Biotechnology, University Grant Commission, Indian Council for Medical research, and International foundation for Science, Sweden. He is a life member in Mycological Society of India, National Academy of Biological Sciences and member in editorial boards in National, International Journals, Doctoral committee member and Board of study member in Microbiology. As per the reports of Indian J. of Experimental Biology, 51, 2013, Dr. Dr. Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran is rated in second position among the top five institutions in the field of Actinobacteria research in India.