Amrita Banerjee

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Name Amrita Banerjee
Designation Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology)
Complete postal Address with city code ICAR-NRRI-Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribag - 825301, Jharkhand
Email IDs
Mobile No. 7008664733

Brief Biodata

Birth & Educations: Kolkata, West Bengal on 10 December, 1982. Matriculation (1999): Bidhan Chandra Memorial Govt. Girls’High School, Kalayani, Nadia; HS (2001): Pannalal Institution, Kalayani, Nadia; B. Sc. Ag (Hons) (2005): Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India; M.Sc (Ag) Specialization: Plant Pathology (2007): BCKV, West Bengal, India; Ph.D in Plant Pathology (2011): BCKV, West Bengal, India

Positions hold: Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-NRRI-CRURRS, Hazaribag wef., 13.12.2016 to till date; Scientist, Sr. Scale (Plant Pathology) at ICAR- NRRI, Cuttack, Odisha wef., 06.06.2016 –12.12.2016; Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya wef., 01.01.2011 – 04.06.2016; Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad wef., 01.09.2010 – 31.12.2010

Awards/Honours: Prof. S. B. Chattopadhhyaya Memorial Gold Medal for scoring highest marks in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the year 2007 from Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata; University gold medal for scoring highest marks in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the year 2007; Shri VP Gokhale Award Instituted by Prof. DV Gokhale, University of California, Riverside, USA and administered by Maharashtra Association of the Cultivation of Science (MACS), Pune on 18 November, 2015 for significant contribution in the area of Phytopathology; CWSS Young Scientist Award-2017 from Crop and Weed Science Society, BCKV, West Bengal on the occasion of International Symposium on “Eco-Efficiency in Agriculture & Allied Research” during 20-23 Jan, 2017 at FACC, BCKV, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal for outstanding contribution in agriculture and allied sciences; ‘Best oral/poster presentation award: 10

Research Areas: Molecular diagnostic; Genome characterization and evolutionary dynamics of plant pathogens; Host pathogen interaction; Resistance breeding; Germplasm evaluation and utilization for disease resistance.