Dr. Rajender Singh Sangwan
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in village Badal, Bhiwani, Haryana, India on 24 August 1958. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Chhapra, Rajasthan 1964-69; Govt. High School, Baralu, Bhiwani, Haryana, 1970-72; Multanimal Higher Secondary School, Mohindergarh 1972-74; Hindu College, Sonepat 1975-76; Govt. College, Bhiwani 1977; Dayanand College, Hissar 1978; Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar 1979-86; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D. 1987; Dip. Bioinformatics, Univ. Singapore, 2004; Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queens Univ., Kingston, Canada, 1990-1991.

Founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), (An Autonomous National Institute under DBT, Govt. of India), Mohali, Punjab, 2012 to date; and Executive Director (Additional Charge), National Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali (Punjab), June 1, 2016 till date.

Scientist-B, 1986-90; Scientist C, 1990-1995; Scientist E-I, 1995-2000; Scientist (E-II), 2000-2005, Senior Principal Scientist, 2005-2010; Head, Department of Metabolic and Structural Biology, 2009-2012; and Chief Scientist, 2010-2012 Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP, CSIR), Lucknow; Member, Governing Body, Biotech Park, Lucknow; Member, Board of Directors, Mohali Biotech Park; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Plant Genome Research; Member. Member, Task Force Committees of DBT and DST.

Awards/Honours: CSIR-Technology Award in Life Sciences, 2015; Certificate of Merit, CSIR Leadership Development Program, 2008; Indian Science Congress Award: Professor Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award, 1997; CSIR Young Scientist Award, 1993; International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Young Biochemist (Travel) Award, 1992.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Ashwagandha Phytochemical Biology, Agri-Food Processing for Biomass to Biovalue, Secondary Agriculture Biotechnology and Bioproducts, Nutritional and Nutraceutical Products, BioProcessing and Applied Biology, Health and Functional Foods, Plant Secondary Metabolism, Biochemistry and Genomics; Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Metabolic Diversity, Ashwagandha Phytochemical Biology, Withanomics, Biosynthetic Technology, Synthetic Biology.

Address: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Center for Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (DBT, Govt. of India), NABI-CIAB Agri-Food Cluster, Knowledge City, Sector-81, Mohali, P.O. Manauli 140306, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0172) 4490232, 4490201; Cell: 9915035566, 9451246764, 9415766696; Fax: (0172) 4990204; Email: sangwan.lab@gmail.com, sangwan@ciab.res.in, ceo@ciab.res.in]