Dr. Rakesh Tuli
Fellow, Elected 1996

Born in Hoshiarpur, India on 21 September 1953. Educated at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1963-69; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1970-76; Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay 1976-92; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1985.

Senior Research Advisor, University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2014 to date.

Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 1976-92; Swedish (SIDA) Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1980; NBTB Overseas Associate, 1982-86, Scientist, 1992-2006 and Director, 2006-10, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow; Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali, Punjab, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1983; All India Biotech Association Award, 2001-2002; CSIR Technology Award, 2005; J.C. Bose National Fellow Award, 2007; Sunder Lal Hora Medal, 2008; Prof. A. Sreenivasan Endowment Lecture, 2009; Prof. P.N. Mehra Award, 2009.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow, International Research Society for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Toronto, Canada.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genomics, food and nutritional biotechnology, crop & bacterial genetics, biochemistry

Address: Senior Research Advisor, University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Sector 25, Chandigarh 160016; House 765, Sector 12, Panchkula 134115, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0172) 2541242; Cell: 09915035511; Fax: (0172) 2547986; Email: rakeshtuli@hotmail.com]