Dr. Ramamoorthy Siva is currently working as a Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at VIT University, India. He carried out his Ph.D. in “Plant Genetic diversity” from Bharathidasan University, India. He did his postdoctoral research at Ben Gurion University (Israel) and Gyeongsang National University (South Korea). His fields of interests are bioprospecting and biodiversity of natural dyes. For more than 15 years, he has carried out extensive research on plant dyes and pigments. He is the recipient of prestigious MASHAV fellowship from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel at the Institute of Applied Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (2004). Dr. Siva is the recipient of ‘Young scientist’ project under Fast Track scheme, supported by DST, India. Dr. Siva is an IUCN species commission member for medicinal Plants. Dr. Siva was nominated as a Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS), London in 2013 and Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (UK) in 2015. He has been awarded by Tamilnadu Academy of Sciences, Chennai in 2017 and he was the international visiting fellow of University of Essex, UK (2017). He has published more than 100 manuscripts in reputed peer reviewed journals with high impact factors and he has received various awards for his accomplishments.