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Name : Dr. Narpat Singh Shekhawat   Date of Birth : 15th August, 1953

Nationality : Indian  Present position : Associate Professor Department of Botany

J.N.V. University, Jodhpur

Phone : 91-291-2722555 (O); 2720400 (R) Fax : 91-291-2725444

E-mail : biotechunit@satyam.net.in

Educational Qualifications : Ph.D.[Botany] 980

Visits Abroad:

  • Visiting Associate Professor in Plant Physiology (Plant Genomics), Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA 2000-2001.

  • USA, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut as Post Doctoral Research Associate [1981-83]. Worked on Protoplast Culture and Fusion & Polyamine Metabolism with Professor A.W. Galston. National Scholarship for studies abroad 1980 was awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt. of India.

  • Thailand, Kasetsart University and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, 1995.

  • Indonesia, Central Research Institute for Food Crops (CRIFC), Bogor and The Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta, Oct., 1997.

Awards:

  • Overseas Associateship-1999 of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi, to work on plant genomics at Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, USA.

  • Selected Director (Technical), Tissue Culture Center, HSCST, Govt. of Haryana [did not join].

  • NSERC Fellowship to work as Visiting Scientist with Professor T.A. Thorpe, University of Calgary, Canada [could not join].

  • UGC Research Scientist "B" [Reader; 1988-1993]. Selected in a national competition.

  • National Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Ministry of Educational and Culture, Govt. of India [1980].

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  • Special Training:
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  • Training on Biosafety, University of Minnesota, USA, 2001

  • Training on "Bioinformatics and Advanced Molecular Biology Technique" organized by National Biotechnology Information Facility (NBIF), New Mexico State University, USA organized at Fort Valley State University, Georgia, April 19-21, 2001.

  • Participated in Second FARM Forum and Consultation Meeting sponsored by FAO/UNDP at Bogor/Jakarta, Indonesia [1997].

  • Participated in FAO sponsored workshop on "Application of Commercial Micropropagation", Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, March-April, 1995.

  • Participated in "Workshop on Genetic Engineering Techniques" Delhi University, Dec. 19-22, 1987

  • Participated and completed a short course in TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY offered by the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

  • Participated in the summer institute on Phytopathological Techniques", June 5th to July 3rd, 1980 organized by Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, India.

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  • Research Institutions Visited:
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  • Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA

  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia, USA

  • Center for Advance Genetic Analysis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Department of Biology. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

  • Connecticut Agricultural Research Station, New Haven, CT, USA.

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

  • Boyce Thomson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, New York, USA.

  • New York Botanical Garden, New York, USA.

  • National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • National Botanical Garden, Bogor, Indonesia.

  • Membership:
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  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Micropropagation Technology Park, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

  • Member of Committee to discuss Biotechnology activities in the State and action plan for 10th plan in the field of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Member, Governing Body of Multi-Institutional Project "Generation and Demonstration of Tissue Culture Raised Planting Materials" sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology.

  • Members, selection committee, Research Scientist(s), NBRI, Lucknow (CSIR Center)

  • Expert committee member for merit and normal assessment schemes for CSIR.

  • The International Association for Plant Tissue Culture.

  • Tissue Culture Association of India.

  • Word Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India.

  • Tree Science Association of India.

  • Member Khejarli Shahidi (Martyrdom) National Environment Institute, Jodhpur.

  • Have been member of Advisory Group Tissue Culture Pilot Plant Facilities, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), Delhi.

  • Member, Research Advisory Group (RAG), Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur.

  • Member Governing Body of Multi-Institutional projects sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Madhya Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology.

  • Member Rajasthan State Biotechnology Advisory Board, Govt. of Rajasthan. 
 

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