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Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra

Some Words about Dr. Mohapatra

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Dr. T. Mohapatra is presently holding the position of Principal Scientist at National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He obtained his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Genetics from IARI. He has been working in the broad areas of molecular marker based applications and genomics.

He is teaching Molecular Genetics to the postgraduate students for the past 10 years and has served as a member of the advisory committee of more than 80 students.

Dr. Mohapatra has over 45 research papers in national and international journals of repute and 10 book chapters. His research accomplishments include molecular mapping in Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea), molecular marker analysis of somatic cell hybrids of mustard and its wild relatives, development of DNA fingerprinting technology in rice, wheat and mustard, construction of physical map and sequencing of the long arm of rice chromosome 11 etc.

He has the distinction of receiving numerous honours and national awards in recognition to his excellent academic and research contributions. These include: Young Scientist Award of the Indian National Science Academy (1994), Prof. L.S.S. Kumar Memorial Award of INSA (1994), NAAS-Tata Young Scientist Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2001) and Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Award of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (2002), National Bioscience Award of the DBT, Govt. of India, for career advancement for the year 2003-04.

Dr. T. Mohapatra in a International Workshop
Along with other delegates (five from INDIA)

What a job!

I might describe my job in a little more detail here. I'll write about what I do, what I like best about it, and even some of the frustrations. (A job with frustrations? Hard to believe, huh?)

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra
Principal Scientist
National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology
Lal Bahadur Shashtri Building
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi-110012
TeleFax: 91-11-25843984