Dr. Kajal Chakraborty

Born in Durgapur, West Bengal on 24 December 1973. B.Sc. 1996, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya; M.Sc. 1999 and Ph.D. 2002, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2010, University of Mississippi, Department of Pharmacognosy, USA.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

Scientist 2003, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management; Scientist 2003-12, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin; Senior Scientist 2012-2018, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin; Principal Scientist 2018 onwards, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-Norman Borlaug National Award, 2020; Department of Biotechnology-Biotechnology (DBT) Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award, 2020; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for outstanding research in Agricultural Science 2017; AFSIB Prof HPC Shetty Award, 2017; CIFE Dr. C.V. Kulkarni Best Young Scientist Award, 2013; ISCA Pran Vohra Award, 2008; AFSIB Prof. T.J. Pandian and A.J. Matty Award, 2008; DST Young Scientist project award, 2007; 13th Annual SAARC Congress Best paper award, 2001; ICPE Best paper award, 2001; 12th Annual SAARC Congress Best paper award, 2000; NAIP 3 months postdoctoral research grant, 2010; Gold Medal and Best PhD Thesis, 2003; CSIR-PGIA-UoP International travel grant, 2000; MSc First Gold Medal, 1999; Member of Evaluation Committee under NPOP, APEDA from 2021; Member of R&D Infrastructure Division of the DST (IIT-SAIF) from 2021; Member of Study Advisory Committee of TIFAC; Nominee-Member of DBT Institutional Biosafety Committee; Member DBT, Indo-Belgian Research and Technology Cooperation Joint Networking Scheme; Member DBT-TEC on Aquaculture & Marine Biotechnology, 2018-2022; Member DBT-TEC Microbial and Natural Sciences Program from 2022; Expert Member for Screening Committee of ATGC Scheme of Agriculture and Allied Areas of DBT, 2021; Member subject expert, Indo-US Task force, 2013; Member: Sectional Committee of A & FS, 96th Session of ISCA; Life-member Indian Science Congress Association, Society of Pesticide Science India; American Society of Pharmacognosy, Asian Fisheries Society, Marine Biological Society of India, Indian Fisheries Association, Society of Fisheries Technology, India, etc.


Research Areas: Fish Biotechnology, Marine Bioprospecting, Aquatic Food Product Technology

Address: Principal Scientist (ARS), ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Ernakulam North P.O., Cochin 682018, Kerala; H.No. 98 PWRA, Shantigram Road, Chembumukku, Cochin 682030, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0484) 2394867; Res. (0484) 4029092; Cell: 8921985355; 9446418432; Fax: (0484) 2394909; Email: kajal_cmfri@yahoo.com; kajal.chakraborty@icar.gov.in; chakrabortycmfri@gmail.com]

Recognition Award 2019-2020