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Aggarwal, Ramesh K.

Born in Shahabad Markanda, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 9th February 1958. Educated at D.A.V. Higher Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda, 1963-70; Government Higher Secondary School, Narnaul, 1970-71, 1972-73; Government Higher Secondary School, Gurgaon, 1971-72; Government College, Narnaul 1973-74; Government College, Jind 1974-77; College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1977-87; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D. 1987.

Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist) and Group Leader, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date; Professor (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi, 2014.

Lecturer, Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat College, Hisar 1986; Scientist, 1987, Scientist B, 1987-92, Scientist C, 1992-97, Scientist EI, 1997-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2006-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Post-Doc/Project Scientist 1994-96, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Andhara Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad; Associate, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution; [DNA markers - development & applications in Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, Crop Improvement and Diagnostics; Comparative Genomics DNA Barcoding; Molecular basis of temperature-dependent sex determination]

Address: Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; House No. 2, Type-V, CCMB Staff Housing, HMT Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192635 (Direct), 27160222-40; Res. (040) 27176285; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email:]

Goyal, Arun

Born in New Delhi, India on June 2, 1965; Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1975-83; B.Sc., Hindu College, Delhi, 1983-86; M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1986-88; M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1988-89; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1990-95.

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2009 to date.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, 1996-98; Visiting Scholar, Neurobiotechnology Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1998- 1999; Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 1999; Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India, 2000; Post-doctoral Scholar at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2000-03; Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2003-04; Vice-Chairman, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2005-06, Associate Professor, 2004-09 and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2009-13; Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, 2010; Department of Food and Environmental Science, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2012; Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2013.

Awards/Honours: Awards/Honours: J.V. Bhat Award, 2007 and 2012; Rashtriya Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society (IIFS), 2009; Dr. C.V. Raman Award (National Young Teachers Excellence Award 2010) by IES Group of Institutions, Bhopal, 2010; Cutting Edge Research Enhancement and Scientific Training Award by DBT, 2011-12.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India, 2006; Biotech Research Society, 2008; Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2009; National Academy of Sciences, 2010; International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, 2012.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

Address: Professor and former Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; F-64, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; [Tel: Off. (0361) 2582208; Res. (0361) 2584208, Cell 9435044273; Fax: (0361) 2582249, 2690762; Email:]

Jha, Bhavanath

Born in Gurmaha, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 1 March 1958. Educated at V.S.B.H.E. School, Belahi, Madhuabi, 1967-71; C.M. Science College, Darbhanga, 1973-75; L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, 1975-77; School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1978-82; University of Cambridge, UK 1986-88; J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1990-91; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983.

Scientist - G, Head and Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), 2008 to date.

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga 1996-2001; Scientist-F, Head & Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR) 2002-07.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Marine and Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology

Address: Head & Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology & Ecol., Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Res. Instt, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar 364021, Gujarat; D-296 Kaliabid, Sheri No. 15, Bhavnagar 364002, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (0278) 2567352; Res. (0278) 2562019, Cell: 9427232120; Fax: (0278) 2570885; Email:]

Paknikar, Kishore Madhukar

Born in Hyderabad, India on 28 February 1959. B.Sc., M.Sc., Abasaheb Garware College (University of Poona), Pune, 1976-1980; Ph.D, MACS Research Institute (University of Poona), Pune, 1980-1984.

Head, Microbial Sciences Division (since 2010) and In-Charge, Centre for Nanobioscience, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune 2007 to date.

Scientist, Microbial Sciences Division, 1984-2007, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune; Director, Nano Cutting Edge Technology Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, 2005-09; Adviser, National Nanotechnology Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007; Visiting Professor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, USA, 2006-08; Visiting Professor, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, 2000-2003.

Awards/Honours: Biotech Research Society (India) Industrial Medal Award, 2007; Society for General Microbiology (UK) Third World Microbiology Fund Award, 1987.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society (India); Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Application of nanoscience in medicine, biology, agriculture and environment; microbe-metal interactions

Address: Head, Microbial Sciences Division and, In-Charge, Centre for Nanobioscience, Agharkar Research Institute, G.G. Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, Maharashtra; 11 Chandragupta Housing Society, 81/5 B Kothrud, Paud Road, Pune 411038, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (020) 25653680 Extn 372; Res. (020) 25285536, Cell: 9823087687; Fax: (020) 25651542; Email:]

Tripathi, Anil Kumar

Born in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on 7 November 1959. Educated at Queens College, Varanasi, 1972-76; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1976-84. B.Sc. 1978; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D.1984.

Director, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow 2014 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, Gorakhpur University 1985-1990; Lecturer in Biotechnology, 1990-96, and Reader in Biotechnology, 1996-2002, BHU; Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 2002-04; Professor of Biotechnology, 2004, Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, 2007-10, Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics, 2008-2011, and Coordinator, DBT-BHU Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, 2013-14.

Awards/Honours: Malaviya Medal 1978; ISCA Young Scientist Award 1987; UGC Career Award 1994; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship 1988; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology 2006; DBT Overseas Associateship 2006.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences India; Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society of India.

Research Areas: Molecular Microbiology (with emphasis on abiotic stress tolerance and functional genomics in Azospirllum brasilense, microbial diversity and bioremediation)

Address: Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and, Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Kukrail Picnic Spot Road, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2719083; Fax: (0522) 2716141; Email:;]