Dr. Satyendra Mohan Paul Khurana

Born in India on 31 December 1944. Educated at University of Gorakhpur 1961-68, Ph.D. 1968, Post Doc in Adv. Plant Virology, Kyushu University, Japan 1970-72; Sabbatical in Immunodiagnostics, University of Minnesota, USA 1987-88.

Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana, 2010 to date.

Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist/Head, Virus/Seed Pathology Section, 1976-82/1988, Principal Scientist & Head Plant Pathology Division, 1988-93, Project Coordinator, AICRP (Potato), 1994-2004, and Director, 2002-04, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Vice Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, 2004-09; Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, 2009-10; Consultant CIP/FAO 1992, 1996, 1997.

Awards/Honours: Mundkur Memorial Award/Gold Medal, 1992; UAS, Dharwad Plaque of Honour, 1995; OUAT Silver Plaque, 1997; UAS, Dharwad R.K. Hegde Memorial Lecture Award, 1999; CPRI Golden Jubilee Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000; Natl. Env. Sci. Acad. Best Scientist of the Year Award, 2002; India Intl. Co-op Friendship Forum Bharat Excellence Award/Gold Medal, 2003; CPRI S. Ramanujam Memorial Award, 2003; Silver plaque & Certificate of Honour by INSOP, 2005; UNO-2006-Dr. Radha Krishnan International Award for excellence in higher education Management; Life time Achievement Award, Rani Durgavati University Teacher's Association, 2007; Shri Onkar Award, 2007; ICAR Team Research Award, 2010; ISCA-Platinum Jubilee (Lecture) Award, 2010; SAARC Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology Award, 2011; ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012; HSI-Shivashakthi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013; Eminent Scientist Honour: ISCA Sir J.C.Bose Award, 2013; Recognition award 2016 by Indian Phytopath Society; CHAI's Honorary Fellowship and LifeTime Achievement Award 2016; Appointed on Board of Directors of STEPS, Greece/USA for 9th Olympiad of Mind; Coopted as an Advisor by NextOmics, Australia; ISMPP Award of Honour for Excellence, 2019.

Fellow: Indian Phytopath Society, New Delhi; National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Indian Potato Association; Aphidological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, plant virology/biotechnology

Address: Professor of Biotechnology, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Head, University Science Instrumentation Centre, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar) 122413, Haryana; E-1101, Park View City-2, Sector-49, Sohna Road, Gurugram 120001, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 9650844566; Email: smpaulkhurana@gmail.com; smpkhurana@ggn.amity.edu]