Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
Fellow, Elected 2007
Born in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India on 17 August 1939. Educated at Board High School, Bapatla, 1954; Hindu College, Guntur, A.P., 1954-56; A.C. College, Guntur, 1956-58, B.Sc; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1958-60, M.Sc; University of Calcutta, Kolkota, 1986, Ph.D
Former Assistant Director-General, World Fish Center (CGIAR), Penang, Malaysia.
Zoology Lecturer, Sibsagar College, 1960-62; Research Assistant, Central Inland Fisheriees Research Institute (CIFRI), 1962-70; Assistant Research Officer, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI, 1970-71); Senior Scientist, CIFRI, 1971-76; Fish Breeding Expert, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Lao PDR, 1977-81; Senior Aquaculture Specialist, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Thailand, 1981-1984;; Senior Aquaculture Specialist, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Lao PDR, 1985-86; Aquaculture Specialist, FAO, Bangladesh, 1986-89; Senior Aquaculture Scientist, WorldFish Center (CGIAR), 1989-96; Director, WorldFish Center, Manila, Philippines, 1996-2000; Assistant Director General, WorldFish Center, Malaysia, 2000-2004; Research Coordinator, International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture, 1997-2004; Senior Research Fellow, WorldFish Center (CGIAR), 2005-2008; Member, High Level Panel of Experts, Committee on World Food Security of United Nations, 2013-present. Short-term Consultant to Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, FAO, DANIDA, UNDP, USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat, Mekong River Commission, etc.
Awards/Honours: World Food Prize, 2005; Sunhak Peace Prize 2015; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1976; Gold Medal from Asian Fisheries Society, 2007; Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2008; Vice-President, Asian Fisheries Society (2001-07); D.Sc. (h.c.) Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), 2007, and G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, 2008; Honorary Life Time Membership Award, World Aquaculture Society, USA, 2009; Nutra India Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.
Fellow: Association of Aquaculturists; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Asian Fisheries Society; Indian Association of Systematic Zoologists; Zoological Society of India; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Research Areas: Aquaculture management; Aquaculture genetics; Research Management
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