|Name||Kajal K. Biswas|
|Complete postal Address with city code||Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - 110012|
Birth & Educations: Born in 1967 at Nadia Dist (WB), Bsc (Ag) (198-89) and M.Sc. (Ag) (1991-92) in BCKV; PhD (1996-97) in ICAR-IARI, New Delhi; Post Doc (2002-04) in UFL, USA.
Positions hold: Presently working as Incharge, Advanced Center for Plant Virology, and Principal Scientist & Faculty of Plant Pathology, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
Awards/Honours: National Scholarship Award in Madyamik, Ministry of Edu & Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi (1982); Univ Merit Scholarship, BCKV, Mohanpur ((1989); Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D. Program, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (.1992); ICAR- NET,Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi (1994.); Prof. M. J. Narashimhan Academic Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (1999); SPPS Meritorious Scientist Award, Society of Pl Protec Science, New Delhi (2010); Shiksha Ratan Puraskar, India-International Friendship Society, New Delhi (2011); K.P.D. Menon Best Poster Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi) (2012); P. P. Singhal Memorial PI Industries Award, Indian Society of Mycol and Pl Pathology, Udaipur (2016); J.F. Dastur Memorial Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (2020); Prof. S.B. Chattopadhyay Memorial Award, Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata (2020).
Fellow: Fellow (FPSI), Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (2012); Fellow (FISV) (Indian Virological Society, New Delhi) (2018); Fellow (FPISMP), Indian Society of Mycol and Pl Pathology, Udaipur ((2019).
Research Areas: Plant virology & Molecular Plant Virology during the last 30 years in the areas of diagnostics, biological properties, genomics, genetic diversity, pathogenesis of plant viruses; resistance of plant viruses, cross protection,biological & molecular-based (RNAi based based-transgenic) virus management; plant viruses infecting pulse, legumes, citrus, cotton and vegetables. Presently involved on production of transgenic constructs (RNAi: anti sense and ihp) & development of transgenic resistant cotton plant against CLCuD-begomovirus and citrus plant against CTV through genetic transformation (in planta and organogenesis) and cross protection; PG teaching faculty for last 20 yrs guiding PhD and M.Sc students; Published 123 articles on research papers, book chapters, research abstracts; handled nine externally funded Res Projects (DBT, DST, ICAR). Written 2 books, single authored,(i) “Plant Viruses, Diseases and Their Management” (2017; I K Intl Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi) and (ii) “Citrus Fruits: Cultivation, Diseases and Their Management” (2019, Educationist Press & Inprint of Write & Print Publ, New Delhi.