Dr. Manoj Prasad
Fellow, Elected 2013

Born in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India on 16 December 1970. Educated at Pannalal Institution, Kalyani, West Bengal, 1982-89; Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Kolkata, 1990-92; Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 1992-98. High School 1987; Intermediate 1989; B.Sc. (Honours) 1992; M.Sc. 1994; Ph.D. 1999.

Staff Scientist V, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Research Associate, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, U.P., 1998-2000; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2000-01; Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2002-03; Staff Scientist, 2004-12, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship, 1992-94; Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2000-01; Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship, 2000; DBT Overseas Associateship, 2006-07; Prof. Hira Lal Chakravarty Memorial Award, ISCA, 98th Session of ISC, Chennai, 2010-11. Academic & Associate Editor of PLoS ONE, BMC Plant Biology; Plant Cell Reports; Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture; Acta Physiologiae Plantarum; Plant Breeding.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences (NASI), India

Research Areas: Plant molecular genetics and genomics, molecular breeding, functional genomics of plant abiotic and biotic stress responses

Address: Staff Scientist V, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU Campus, New Delhi 110067; House No. T-003, NIPGR, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off. (011) 26735160; Res. (011) 26735147, Cell: 09868316379; Fax: (011) 26741658; Email: manoj_prasad@nipgr.ac.in; manoj_pds@yahoo.com]

NAAS Young Scientist Award, 2003-04; NAAS-Associate, 2006-10