Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta

Born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India on 19 November 1981. Educated at MPLL Adarsh Inter College, Faizabad, 1994-96; Government Inter College, Faizabad, 1996-98; Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, 1999-2002, Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, 2002-2004; Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, 2006-2009; B.Sc. 2002; M.Sc. 2004; Ph.D. 2009.

Senior Fellow and Group Leader, Center for Safe and Improved Foods & Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Associated Institute of University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, United Kingdom, 2020 to date.

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, 2009-2010, MITS University, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India; Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2010-2013, Lead Researcher, 2014-2016, Visiting Researcher, 2016-2016, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland; Senior Research Scientist, 2016-2019, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; Senior Researcher, 2019-2020, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia; Associate Professor (Biochemistry), 2020-2020, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco.

Awards/Honours: DKEBVS, Lucknow, India ‘Best Poster Paper Award’, 2008; International Society of Contemporary Biologists India ‘Young Scientist Award’, 2009; CCLP Worldwide ‘Global Education Award’, 2013; IIFS India ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’, 2014; EET-CRS India ‘Special Achievement Award’, 2014; SOE India ‘Outstanding Higher Education Leader Award’, 2014; Society of Experimental Biology UK ‘Company of Biologists Travel Award’, 2015; National Academy of Biological Sciences India ‘Young Scientist Award’, 2014; Bioved, Allahabad, India ‘JC Edward Medal’, 2015; Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Iztapalapa, Mexico ‘Dr Christopher Augur Best Paper Award’, 2018; NAVIC India ‘UP Bhaskar Award’, 2019; Academic Editor, PLOS One, 2014-to date; Associate Editor, BMC Microbiology, 2015-to date; Senior Editor, Scientific Reports, 2014-to date; Associate Editor, Mycosphere, 2014- to date; Associate Editor, Microbial Cell Factories, 2017-to date; Associate Editor, BMC Microbiome, 2018-to date; Editor, Biomolecules-MDPI, 2018-to date; Associate Editor, BMC Environmental Microbiome, 2019-to date; Executive Editor, Current Research in Biotechnology, Elsevier, 2019-to date; Editor, Biotechnology Advances, Elsevier, 2019-to date; Associate Editor, Biotechnology Reports, Elsevier, 2019-to date; Associate Editor, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2020- to date; Distinguish Professor and International Supervisor (Biotechnology), IFST-Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, 2017; Ambassador, American Society for Microbiology, USA, 2017; Honorary Member, Fungi of Egypt, Egypt, 2017; Honorary Member Board of Trustees and Studies, Al-Fanar University, Egypt, 2018; Honorary Faculty Member, Novel Global Community Educational Foundation, Australia, 2018; Honorary Member, Iranian Biofuel Society, 2019.

Fellow: Linnaean Society, London, UK; Hind Agri-Horticultural Society, India; International Society of Contemporary Biologists, India; Mycological Society of India; Indian Mycological Association; African Scientific Institute, Africa; Academy of Microbiological Sciences, India; Associate Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, India; Academic Member of The Mexican Academy of Sciences, Arts, Technology and Humanities, Mexico.

Research Areas: Bioactive natural products, microbial biotechnology, bioprocess technologies, and glycobiotechnology of plant-microbe interactions

Address: Senior Fellow and Group Leader, Center for Safe and Improved Foods & Biorefining, and Advanced Materials Research Centre, Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE, Scotland, UK; 55 Barrie Avenue, Dumfries DG1 2HB, Scotland, United Kingdom; [Tel: Off. +441387242920; Res. +441387430332; Cell: +447826515346; Email: vijai.gupta@sruc.ac.uk; vijaifzd@gmail.com]