Dr. Sudhir Kumar Sopory
Fellow, Elected 2002

Born in Ambala, India on 7 January 1948. Educated at S.P. College, Srinagar, 1962-66; Kashmir University, 1966-68; University of Delhi, 1969-73; Max-Planck-Institute, Koeln, Germany, 1976-78; University of Texas, Austin, USA, 1981-82; USDA, Beltsville, USA, 1987-88; University of Munich, Germany, 1991-92; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973.

Assistant Professor, 1973-79, Associate Professor, 1979-85, and Prof. of Plant Physiology, 1985-97, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Head, Plant Molecular Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1997-2011; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 2011-15; Arturo Falaschi Emeritus Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2016.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Hiralal Chakravorty Award, 1986; CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1987; Birbal Sahni Medal, 2001; NAS Saligram Sinha Medal, 2001; ISCA Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 2005; Padma Shri Award, 2006; American Society for Plant Biologists, Corresponding Membership Award, 2010; President, Indian Society of Plant Physiology, 2013-2016.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).

Research Areas: Molecular plant physiology, stress biology, plant biotechnology

Address: 584 Sector 14, Faridabad 121007, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0129) 2222208; Email: sopory@hotmail.com]