Dr. Ramesh K. Aggarwal
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Shahabad Markanda, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 9 February 1958. Educated at D.A.V. Higher Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda, 1963-70; Government Higher Secondary School, Narnaul, 1970-71, 1972-73; Government Higher Secondary School, Gurgaon, 1971-72; Government College, Narnaul 1973-74; Government College, Jind 1974-77; College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1977-87; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D. 1987.

Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist) and Group Leader, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date, Professor (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi, 2014 to date.

Lecturer, Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat College, Hisar 1986; Scientist, 1987, Scientist B, 1987-92, Scientist C, 1992-97, Scientist EI, 1997-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2005-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Project Scientist 1994-96, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.

Awards/Honours: Represented India as DBT nominee in the first International meeting held in Paris, France, to formalize the "International Coffee Genomics Network" (April 2005). Was part of the Indian Delegation for workshop on `Environmental biotechnology and Bioresources' organized by DBT, New Delhi, India and Academy of Finland (May 2007). Served as Member and/or Chair of a number of Task Forces/National Committees/Advisory committees/Academic councils (DBT/ICMR/ICAR/UGC, Deemed universities etc.) since 1999. Nominated as a Member of the SAC of IBSD, Imphal, Manipur in 2015. Member of Editorial boards of a number of National/International research journals. Served as a member/organizer of a number of National/International conferences/symposia. Rockefeller Foundation Project Scientist Fellow at IRRI, Philippines (1994-96). Received Travel award from Western Pacific Fishery Council and DL Packard Foundation, USA for attending Turtle Symposium in Malaysia (2003); Travel fellowship from `Volkswagen Foundation' Germany for attending International meeting in Kuching, Malaysia, Sep-Oct 2009.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Andhara Pradesh Akademi of SciencesHyderabad; Telangana State Akademi of Sciences Hyderabad; Associate, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution; Comparative Genomics [DNA markers - development & applications in Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, Crop Improvement and Diagnostics; DNA Barcoding; Molecular basis of temperature-dependent sex determination]

Address: Chief Scientist/Professor (Biological Sciences), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; Apartment No. H-307, Indu Aaranya Pallavi, GSI Post, Bandlaguda, Nagole, Hyderabad 500068, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192635 (Direct), 27160222-40; Res. (040) 29804321; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email: rameshka@ccmb.res.in; rameshka9@gmail.com]