Dr. P. Palanivelu, obtained his B.Sc & M.Sc. from the University of Madras, India, and Ph.D., degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has been teaching and training M.Sc. Post M.Sc and Ph.D students in Madurai Kamaraj University for the past 25 years in the School of Biotechnology. His main interests are enzymes from thermophilic microorganisms and heterologous gene expression in yeast. He has also published three books in the areas of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.