Dr Sundar Kalaipandian

Advance Queensland Industry Re

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Dr Sundar Kalaipandian obtained his BSc (Agriculture) and MSc (Plant Breeding and Genetics) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. He worked as a senior research fellows at Sugarcane Breeding Institute in India. He then went to undertake his PhD in Biotechnology at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from Academia Sinica. He got a postdoctoral position to work at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and moved to Australia. He worked for University of Adelaide and Biosecurity Queensland. Then, he joined as a research fellow at the University of Queensland.

Sundar has developed expertise in genetics, plant breeding, biotechnology, genomics, and bioinformatics during his career. He has specialized in the development of abiotic and biotic stress tolerant varieties. He has worked in several crops including sugarcane, rice, maize, Arabidopsis, wheat, weeds, and coconut. He has experience in developing strong collaborations with national and international organizations, and private industries. Currently, his project focuses on coconut cryopreservation and tissue culture technologies for the Pacific coconut varieties. He is interested in commercialization of scientific technologies for farmers and bringing various technologies to field. Apart from scientific skills, he is taking various roles in preparation of collaborative agreements, biosecurity, project and budget management activities.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, NCHU

Publications

  • Perera, Lalith, Ramaswamy, Manimekalai, Dissanayake, Pavani Dulanja, Yang, Chongxi and Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian (2024). Breeding and Genetics for Coconut Improvement. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 111-125) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0008

  • Hebbar, Kukkehalli Balachandra, Ramesh, Shunmugiah Veluchamy, Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Adkins, Steve W. (2024). Coconut Production under a Changing Climate. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 46-57) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0004

  • Kong, Eveline Y.Y., Mu, ZhiHua, Vidhanaarachchi, Vijitha R. M., Nguyen, Quang Thien, Sisunandar, Sisunandar, Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Panis, Bart (2024). Coconut biotechnology. The coconut: botany, production and uses. (pp. 143-158) edited by Steve W. Adkins, Julianne M. Biddle, Amirhossein Bazrafshan and Sundaravelpandian Kalaipandian. Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0010

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Perera, Lalith, Ramaswamy, Manimekalai, Dissanayake, Pavani Dulanja, Yang, Chongxi and Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian (2024). Breeding and Genetics for Coconut Improvement. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 111-125) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0008

  • Hebbar, Kukkehalli Balachandra, Ramesh, Shunmugiah Veluchamy, Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Adkins, Steve W. (2024). Coconut Production under a Changing Climate. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 46-57) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0004

  • Kong, Eveline Y.Y., Mu, ZhiHua, Vidhanaarachchi, Vijitha R. M., Nguyen, Quang Thien, Sisunandar, Sisunandar, Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Panis, Bart (2024). Coconut biotechnology. The coconut: botany, production and uses. (pp. 143-158) edited by Steve W. Adkins, Julianne M. Biddle, Amirhossein Bazrafshan and Sundaravelpandian Kalaipandian. Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0010

  • Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian, Biddle, Julianne and Adkins, Steve W. (2024). Global Coconut Trade, Economy and the Value Chain. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 193-205) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0013

  • Ramesh, Shunmugiah Veluchamy, Hebbar, Kukkehalli Balachandra, Bhat, Ravi, Subramanian, Periasamy, Sukumar, P. Abhin, Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Adkins, Steve W. (2024). Physiological and Nutritional Disorders of Coconut. Botany, Production and Uses. (pp. 83-98) GB: CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781789249736.0006

  • Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian, V.S., Ramesh, Beveridge, Fernanda Caro, Mu, Zhihua and Adkins, Steve (2022). Biodiversity for nutritive gains: values, benefits, and threats. Conceptualizing plant-based nutrition: bioresources, nutrients repertoire and bioavailability. (pp. 1-17) edited by Ramesh S.V. and Shelly Praveen. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-4590-8_1

  • Kalaipandian, Sundaravelpandian and Xue, Gang-Ping (2018). Rapid and quantitative CELD assay to measure the specificity of transcription factor-DNA-binding interactions and identify cis-elements. Plant description factors: methods and protocols. (pp. 307-324) edited by Nobutoshi Yamaguchi. New York, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8657-6_18

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision