Dr. Rajender Singh Sangwan
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in village Badal, Bhiwani, Haryana, India on 24 August 1958. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Chhapra, Rajasthan 1964-69; Govt. High School, Baralu, Bhiwani, Haryana, 1970-72; Multanimal Higher Secondary School, Mohinder Garh 1972-74; Hindu College, Sonepat 1975-76; Govt. College, Bhiwani 1977; Dayanand College, Hissar 1978; Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar 1979-86; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D. 1987; Dip. Bioinformatics, Univ. Singapore, 2004; Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queens Univ., Kingston, Canada, 1990-1991.

Director (Vice Chancellor), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, AcSIR (An Institution of National Importance by Act of Parliament) from August 17, 2017 to date.

Scientist-B, 1986-90; Scientist C, 1990-95; Scientist E-I, 1995-2000; Principal Scientist, 2000-05, Senior Principal Scientist, 2005-10; Founder Head, Department of Metabolic and Structural Biology, 2009-12; and Chief Scientist, 2010-12 Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP, CSIR), Lucknow; Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) Founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), (An Autonomous National Institute under DBT, Govt. of India), Mohali, Punjab, from May 01, 2012 to August 16, 2017; and Executive Director, National Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali (Punjab), from June 1, 2016 to January 09, 2017.

Awards/Honours: CSIR-Technology Award in Life Sciences, 2015; BHU Centennial Award of BRSI, 2015; Certificate of Merit, CSIR Leadership Development Program, 2008; Indian Science Congress Award: Professor Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award, 1997; CSIR Young Scientist Award, 1993; International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Young Biochemist (Travel) Award, 1992. Chairman, Senate of AcSIR (ex-officio Director AcSIR), Member, Board of Governors, Biotech Park, Lucknow; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute Plant Genome Research (NIPGR); Member, Task Force/PAC/Review Committee/Expert Committee of DBT/DST/BIRAC

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA) effective from January 01, 2018; Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) effective from January 01, 2007.

Research Areas: Biochemistry and Genomics of Plant Secondary Metabolism in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Ashwagandha Phytochemical Biology, Metabolic Diversity, Withanomics, Secondary Agriculture Bioprocessing and Biotechnology for Resource Recovery and Value Added Bioproducts, Agri-Food Processing for Nutritional and Nutraceutical Products, Health and Functional Foods, Biosynthetic Technology, Synthetic Biology.

Address: Director (Vice Chancellor), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, AcSIR Campus at CSIR-HRDC, Sector-19, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad 201002, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9915035566, 9451246764, 9415766696; Email: sangwan.lab@gmail.com; samgwam@acsir.res.in; dr.sangwan@gmail.com]