Dr. Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar presently works as Assistant Professor in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Kerala Agricultural University, Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India. He received his undergraduate degree from the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Killikulam, in 2004. His post-graduation and doctoral studies were Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, respectively, in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has completed his Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2010-2014) from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He worked as Assistant Professor (Plant Breeding/ Biotechnology) from the School of Agriculture, PRIST Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. He published about 75 scientific articles, including high impact factor international journals like the Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Crop Science, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Natural Product Research, Materials Letters, Frontiers in Nutrition, Frontiers in Genetics, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Scientific Reports, etc. He published five books in reputed publishers. He also published about 60 popular articles in Tamil and English in monthly science magazines. Presently, he is serving as an Editor in Chief for the Journal of Current Opinion in Crop Science. In addition, he has been reviewing many international journals published by world-renowned publishers. He obtained nine awards from conference participation and his outstanding contributions to agricultural research. His current research interests are phytochemistry, molecular breeding, nutrition and metabolomics.