Dr. Nagendra Kumar Singh

10/06/2010 12:45

Dr. N.K. Singh, presently holding the position of Principal Scientist in this institute has a distinguished and impressive record all throughout his long research career spanning over two decades beginning 1980 when he enrolled for his Ph.D. programme in Biochemistry at Adelaide, Australia. He obtained his M.Sc in Genetics & Plant Breeding from BHU in 1980. He has served as a member of advisory committee for over 100 students at Mysore, Pant Nagar and presently at IARI, New Delhi. He holds the credit for guiding more than 20 students towards the accomplishment of their M.Sc./Ph.D. Degrees. He specializes in plant molecular biology, Transgenic wheat, Improvement of Technological & Nutritional quality of wheat through Biotechnological tools, Wheat NIL's, Rice genome sequencing etc. Dr. Singh has more than 40 publications to his credit in premier international journals. He also holds the honour of developing the first transgenic variety of wheat in India and has developed several innovative tools for the analysis of wheat proteins. He also has the distinction of receiving numerous honours and awards in recognition to his excellent academic and research contributions. These include : Gold medal and merit scholarships from BHU during B.Sc. and M.Sc., Best student award at University of Adelaide, CSIRO post-doctoral award, Australia(1986), National Research fellowship, QE II award, Australia(1988) and the National Bioscience award, DBT, Govt. Of India(2001).

Dr. N.K.Singh
(Principal Scientist)
 Mail ID :  nksingh@nrcpb.org