Dr. Niranjan Chakraborty, Director, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, received his Ph.D. in 1993 in Plant Molecular Biology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He joined the institute in the year 1998 and has been continuously ascending the ranks ever since. He took a short-term assignment (2004-05) and worked as visiting scientist at the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Chakraborty has been instrumental in placing India on the global plant proteomics platform. He is a member of the Proteomic Society, India and also the Asia Coordinator for International Plant Proteomics Organization (INPPO). His scientific achievements are attested by a large number of high-impact publications, besides national and international patents. Dr. Chakraborty has been contributing to academic curriculum of several Institutes/Universities as member of institutional committees, Board of Studies, Scientific Advisory Committee and Academic Council. He is serving on Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Plant Science and Rice Science. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).