Prof. Gyana Ranjan Rout

Born in Khurda, Odisha, India on 30 December, 1962. Educated at Government High School, Unit-1, Bhubaneswar, 1973-1978; College of Basic Science, OUAT, Bhubaneswar 1978-1980; BJB College, Bhubaneswar, 1980-1982; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha 1982-1984; Utkal University Bhubaneswar, Ph.D, 1991; D.Sc. 2001.

Professor & Head, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, S”O”A Deemed to be University, Campus-4, Shampur, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, 2023 to date.

Scientist, 1991-1999; and Sr. Scientist, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Department of Forest & Environment, Bhubaneswar, 1999- 2009; Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, 2009-22; Post Doctoral Research at University of East London, United Kingdom; University of Delhi, North Campus; Chiba University, Japan, Federal Research Centre for Ornamental and Plant Breeding, Germany.

Awards/Honours: Samanta Chandra Shekhar Award (2005) Odisha State Science Academy; SERC Visiting Fellowship (1995), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India; British Council Fellowship (1996), United Kingdom; BOYSCAST Fellowship (1997) DST, Government of India; International Biotechnology Fellowship (1999), Belgium; Biotechnology Overseas Fellowship (2003) DBT, Govt. Of India, New Delhi. Dr.Mopuri Brahmam Memorial Award for Plant Diversity and Conservation by Orissa Botanical Society, Bhubaneswar, 2020.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1999; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, 2014

Research Areas: Biotechnology in Horticultural and Medicinal Plants, Biodiversity & Conservation, Molecular stress physiology, Environmental Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

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