Suresh Janardhan Gawande, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India
Dr. Suresh Gawande is a Principal Scientist at ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India in the discipline of Plant Pathology. His areas of interest are genomics of biotic and abiotic stress, host-pathogen-vector interaction of tospoviruses, biological control, microbial metagenomics, plant-pathogen diagnostics, mechanism of genetic and induced host plant resistance. Currently, he is working on biotechnological approaches for biotic stress management.
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal obtained his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2019 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and is currently a D.S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellow at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. His research focuses on micro-biotechnology, soil-microbiology & Sustainable agriculture, primarily based on exploring & formulating the microbial consortium for photostimulation of crops, biodegradation of pesticides, and integrated pest & disease management to provide a sustainable solution for agriculture sustainability.
Ram Krishna, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Dr. Ram Krishna obtained his doctorate from Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University and presently working as Post-doctoral fellow (Plant-Biotechnology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research. His research is focused for sustainable agriculture by biotechnological interventions in vegetable crops especially biotic and abiotic stress management through genetic engineering, advance breeding, and microbial application based approaches. He has more than ten years of research experience in biotic and abiotic stress management in crops his major thrust area are transgenic development, gene regulation, plant pathogen interaction, microbial degradation of agrochemicals, novel microbe identification for sustainable agriculture.
Soumia P. S., ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India
Soumia P.S. obtained her Ph. D. Degree in Entomology from the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and presently working as a Scientist at ICAR- Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India. Her research focuses on different aspects of Insect Pest Management (IPM) especially in Host plant resistance, Biological control, Insect Toxicology, Insect Molecular Biology, Storage entomology and Weather based forecast modeling.
Anukool Vaishnav, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr Anukool Vaishnav is working as a Post-Doctoral Scientist (Swiss excellence fellow) at University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is also associated with Department of Biotechnology, GLA University, India as an Assistant Professor. He has operated SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) at the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has 10 years of research experience in the field of plant–microbe interaction. His research is mainly focused on microbial-mediated plant protection against biotic and abiotic stresses and characterization of signaling molecules and secondary metabolites (soluble and VOCs) in plant holobionts. As an active researcher, he has about 50 publications including research articles, review articles and book chapters for reputed journals and edited books. He is also editor of 8 books published with Springer, CRC Press and Elsevier. Recently, he has awarded one Indian patent and 9 patents are still under examination. He is an editorial member of the journal ‘Frontiers in Microbiology’ and ‘Current Genomics’. He has been awarded with Swiss Excellence Fellowship and several Young Scientist Awards from different agencies.