Professor Akhilesh Kumar Tyagi
    Director
    National Institute of Plant Genome Research
    Email: director@nipgr.res.in, akhilesh@genomeindia.org
    Phone: 011-26742267, 26735169
    Fax: 011-26741759
    Specialization: Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
 
 
Professor Akhilesh K. Tyagi did Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Delhi in 1983 and worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in Germany (1984-86). Before joining NIPGR, he was serving as Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Plant Genomics (ICPG) at the University of Delhi, South Campus. Major research interests of his group relate to photosynthesis/phototransduction, stress/reproductive biology, genome analysis and genetic enhancement. He has over 150 publications/patents. He is also serving on Editorial Boards of Transgenic Research, Molecular Genetics & Genomics, Rice, International Journal of Plant Genomics and Journal for Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology.
Professor Tyagi has been given JC Bose National Fellowship, National Bioscience Award, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award in Biological Sciences, BP Pal Memorial Lecture Award of NASI, Birbal Sahni Medal of IBS, Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award of ISCA, BN Chopra Lecture Award of INSA and BP Pal Memorial Award of ISCA. He is Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Third World Academy of Sciences.