Dr. Anurudh Kumar Singh

Born in Aligarh, India on 12 July 1946. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, 1962-66; Patna University, 1969-72; Max-Planck Institute, Koln, 1986-87; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1994-95.

Assistant Prof., Botany, R.B.S. College, Agra, 1972-73; Assistant Prof., Dept. of Botany, University of Jodhpur, 1973-78; Cytogeneticist and Germplasm Specialist, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 1978-97; Project Co-ordinator Pigeonpea (ICAR), Indian Institute of Pulses Research, 1999; Head, Germplasm Conservation Division, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 1999-2008.

Awards/Honours: Best Research Paper Award, 2011, by the Horticultural Society of India, Dr. K.L. Mehra Memorial Award 2010-12, Asian Agri-History Foundation, India; CGIAR Chairman's Excellence in Science Award for Outstanding Locally Recruited Scientist, 1997; Vice-President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, 2000-2002.

Fellow: International Society for Noni Science, 2016; National Academy of Sciences, India, 2001; New York Academy of Sciences, 1997.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, plant breeding, plant genetic resources management and use, history of Indian Agriculture

Address: 409A, Hamilton Court, DLF Phase 4, Gurugram 122009, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4110355, Cell: 9540127222; Email: anurudhksingh@gmail.com]