• I have been undertaking research on various aspects of computer applications in horticultural crops under research projects funded both from the institute and external sources. The primary agenda of my research is to develop software, Databases and web application for use by all stake holders involved with Horticultural crops including Researchers, Plant breeders and farmers, traders and producers. • Developed Software for Soil Leaf analysis, Horticultural Data Analysis and Biometrical methods. • Developed websites for NRC for Onion and Garlic, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (under NAIP). • Developing Database on Horticultural crops and Bioinformatics applications. • I was briefly associated with the International tomato genome sequencing team, under NAIP-HRD program at Cornell University, New York state, USA, the lead partner of the Global Tomato Genome Consortium. The team recently decoded the Tomato genome and published the same in "Nature".
• M K Chandra Prakash, Reena Rosy Thomas, Sudha Mysore, Rasika Thaker & G. Vadivel (2011), Market Information System for Horticultural Crops: Web application development for interactive graphs, Journal of Horticultural Sciences, Vol 3(1) p76-83 • Chandra Prakash M K*, Thomas R R, Mysore S. (2011). MIS for Horticultural crops: An innovative user friendly models and approaches, *Paper presented (in) 25 th National Conference on Agricultural marketing held during 22-24, Nov.2011 at NAARM, Rajendranagar , Hyderabad • MK Chandra Prakash, Reena Rosy Thomas, Krishna reddy, Sukhada mohandas (2012) Microsatellite identification in Capsicum annuum for economically important traits specific to abiotic stress tolerance through in silico analysis”, presented paper on National conference on Biotechnology and Society (NCBS -2012). • Venugopalan, R. K.R.M.Swamy and M.K.Chandra Prakash (2008), Augmented BIB Design – An alternative statistical design in breeding trials, Journal of Horicultural sciences, Vol 3(1), p84-88 • Anjaneyalu K, Ragupathi, Chandra Prakash MK (2008), Compositional Nutrient Diagnosis Norms (CND) for Guava (psidium Guajava.L), Journal of Horicultural sciences, Vol 3(2), p132-135
• Received NAIP fellowship for International training program at USA during the year 2010. • Received World Bank funded project NAIP – AGROWEB : Digital dissemination system for Indian agricultural research during 2008-11, a world bank project for a total amount of 5.97 Crores for 9 institutes, I was a consortia partner PI for IIHR, I had been identified by ICAR as one of the web master for development uniform guideline s for ICAR websites. • Participated International Conference on Plant breeding and 4 th annual plant breeding meeting, an initiative of Plant Breeding Co-ordination Committee, during 15-17 Aug 2010 held at Johnston, IOWA, USA.
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bangalore 560 089