Dr. Jai Gopal
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Nasrala, Hoshiarpur, India on 25 October 1954. Educated at Sain Dass School, Jalandhar, 1961-71; DAV College, Jalandhar, 1971-75; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1975-77, 1993-96; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1996.

Research Associate, Punjab Agricultural University, 1977-78; Scientist S-1, Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar 1978-84; Sr. Scientist, Central Potato Research Station/Institute, Jalandhar/Darjeeling/Shimla 1984-98; Principal Scientist, 1998-2012 and Head, Crop Improvement, 2005-2012, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla. Visiting Associate, International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru, 2001-02; Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University Japan, 2003, 2005-06; Director, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, Maharashtra, 2012-16.

Awards/Honours: MS Randhawa Medal, 1995; Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1997; Vasant Rao Naik Memorial Certificate of Merit, 1998; CPRI Merit Award 2004; Processing Editor, Potato Research; Ex. Editor-in-Chief, Potato Journal; Editor-in-abroad, Plant Production Science, Japan; Editor, Global Science Books, UK/Japan; Member, Task Force, GIPB, FAO, Rome; Panel Member, Science Council (CGIAR), FAO for EPMR of CIP.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Potato Association; Japan Society for Promotion of Science; Associateship of Third World Academy of Sciences 2001-2003.

Research Areas: Potato, Onion & Garlic genetics and breeding, plant biotechnology

Address: C-58, Kendriya Vihar 2, Sector-25, Panchkula 134109, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 7588626523; Fax: (02135) 224056; Email: jai_gopal@rediffmail.com; jai_gopal54@yahoo.co.in]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008