Dr. Darshan Singh Brar
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2006
Born in Bishnandi, Punjab, India on 7 March 1944. Educated at Govt. High School, Jaitu, 1955-60; Brijindra College, Faridkot, 1960-62; Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1964-69; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1973.
Associate Plant Breeder/Plant Breeder, Senior Scientist & Head, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1987 to date; Adjunct Professor (Agronomy), University of Philippines at Los Ba os (UPLB), 1995 to date
Research Assistant, 1966-69; and Assistant Cytogeneticist, 1973-75, PAU; Research Fellow, National Research Council, Saskatoon, Canada 1976-78; Fellow, Univ. Nottingham, U.K. 1979; Cytogeneticist, PAU 1979-82; Research Fellow, Univ. Tsukuba, Japan 1982-83; Senior Research Fellow, IRRI 1983-85; Professor Biotechnology, PAU 1986-87.
Awards/Honours: PAUTA Award, PAU, 1980; ICAR Team Award, 1980; Ministry of Agri & Rural Development, Vietnam Gold Medal award 2007; Koshihikari International Rice Prize, Japan, 2007; CGIAR Outstanding Scientist Science Award, 2007; CGIAR Science Award-Outstanding Scientist, 2007; Friendship Award, Republic of China, 2009; Member editorial board - Indian J. Genet; Crop Improvement; Oryza; Korean J. Breeding; Breeding Science; J. New Seeds; J. Food Agri. & Environ., Plant Breeding
Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Crop Improvement Society of India; Honorary Fellow, Punjab Academy of Sciences, Crop Science Society of Philippines
Research Areas: Genetics and plant breeding, molecular cytogenetics
Address: Consultant & Head (Plant Breeding Genetics & Biotechnology Division), International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines; Staff Housing No. 7, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines; [Tel: Off. 63-2-580-5600 Ext. 2709; Res. 63-2-580-5600 Ext. 2252; Fax: 63-2-580-5699; Email: email@example.com]