Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory

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Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory

Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi


Introduction

Born in Ambala, India on 7 January 1948. Educated at S.P. College, Srinagar, 1962-66; Kashmir University, 1966-68; University of Delhi, 1969-73; Max-Planck-Institute, Koeln, Germany, 1976-78; University of Texas, Austin, USA, 1981-82; USDA, Beltsville, USA, 1987-88; University of Munich, Germany, 1991-92; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973. Assistant Professor, 1973-79, Associate Professor, 1979-85, and Prof. of Plant Physiology, 1985-97, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Head, Plant Molecular Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1997-2011; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 2011-15; Arturo Falaschi Emeritus Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2016.

Education

Awards

  • Corresponding Membership Award, 2010

    American Society for Plant Biologists

  • Padma Shri Award, 2006

  • ISCA Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 2005

    ISCA

  • Birbal Sahni Medal, 2001

  • NAS Saligram Sinha Medal, 2001

    NAS

  • CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1987

    CSIR

  • ISCA Hiralal Chakravorty Award, 1986

    ISCA

Work and experience

  • 2013- 2016 President, Indian Society of Plant Physiology

    Indian Society Of Plant Physiology

  • 2016- Onwards, Arturo Falaschi Emeritus Scientist

    ICGEB

  • 2011- 2015 Vice Chancellor

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi

  • 1997- 2011 Head

    International Centre For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology, New Delhi

  • 1985- 1997 Profesor

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi

  • 1979- 1985 Associate Professor

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi

  • 1973- 1979 Assistant Professor

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi

Research Interests

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Stress Biology
  • Molecular Plant Physiology

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