Dr. Virendra Kumar Baranwal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2016

Born in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 July 1960. Educated at Maharaja Agrasen Inter College, Deoria, 1970-77; BRD Post Graduate College, Deoria 1977-79; Lucknow University 1979-1985; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D.1989.

Professor, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2016 to date.

ARS-Scientist, CPCRI Kasaragod, CPCRI Research Centre, Mohitnagar, 1985-1989; Scientist and Senior Scientist, NCIPM Faridabad/Delhi, 1989-1999; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Pathology, lndian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1999 to date.

Awards/Honours: DBT Long Term Overseas Associateship 2000; Secretary. Indian Virological Society 2008- 2011; Member, PMEC, National Certification System for Tissue Cultured Plants (NCS-TCP), DBT 2015-21; Member, Technical expert committee, NCS-TCP, DBT 2010; Member, Technical Expert Committee, Agriculture Biotechnology, DBT 2018-2021, Invited to deliver special lecture at CREC, University of Florida, USA, 2010; Best Teacher Award, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi 2018; Sharda Lele Award, Indian Phytopathology 2019; Senior Editor, Indian Phytopathology (2017-2019). Editor, J Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology 2019.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences lndia; Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society

Research Areas: Serological & Molecular diagnostics and deep sequencing for characterization of plant viruses and virus like pathogens

Address: Professor, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; C-40, Type V, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843113, 25848418; Res. (011) 25843336, Cell: 9818756899; Email: vkbaranwal@iari.res.in; vkbaranwal@iari.res.in]