Dr. Ramesh K. Aggarwal

Born in Shahabad Markanda, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 9 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.

Lecturer, Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat College, Hisar 1986; Scientist, 1987-2018: Scientist B, 1987-92, Scientist C, 1992-97, Scientist EI, 1997-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, Scientist F, 2005-10, Chief Scientist/Scientist G 2010-2018, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 - 2018; Professor (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi, 2014- 2018. Project Scientist 1994-96, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines. Sr Consultant (Agriculture) at NER-BPMC cell of Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, Delhi, 2019-2020; Honorary Visiting Scientist, 2018 to 2020, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: Represented India as DBT nominee in the first International meeting held in Paris, France, to formalize the "International Coffee Genomics Network" (April 2005). Member of Indian Delegation for workshop on `Environmental biotechnology and Bioresources' organized by DBT, New Delhi, India and Academy of Finland (May 2007). Served as Member and/or Chair of a number of Task Forces/National Committees/Advisory committees/Academic councils (DBT/ICMR/ICAR/UGC, Deemed universities etc.) during 1999 - 2018; SAC Member IBSD, Imphal, Manipur 2015-2018. Member of Editorial boards of a number of National/International research journals. Served as a member/organizer of a number of National/International conferences/symposia. Rockefeller Foundation Project Scientist Fellow at IRRI, Philippines (1994-96). Received Travel award from Western Pacific Fishery Council and DL Packard Foundation, USA for Turtle Symposium in Malaysia (2003); Travel fellowship from `Volkswagen Foundation' Germany for International meeting in Kuching, Malaysia, Sep-Oct 2009. Presently, Member Expert Committee on BGAMPAF, ICAR-NASF (2020-2022), and DBT Steering Committee on BBPSD (2016-2022).

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

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

Address: H-307, Indu Aaranya Pallavi, GSI Post, Bandlaguda, Nagole, Hyderabad 500068, Telangana; [Tel: Cell: 9849042817; Email: rameshka9@gmail.com]