Professor and Coordinator, School of Biotechnology at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), India
Romesh Kumar Salgotra, Ph.D, is currently a Professor and Coordinator, School of Biotechnology at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu) in India. Dr. Salgotra received his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics in 1999 from CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur, India. He was previously an Endeavour Executive Fellow of Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has worked in different capacities as Junior Scientist and Senior Scientist at SKUAST-Jammu under All India Co-ordinated Rice Improvement Project, National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Hyderabad and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India. Dr. Salgotra is recipient of BOYSCAST Fellowship, Tennessee University, USA. He was awarded with prestigious Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship by United State Agriculture Development (USDA) at Louisiana State University, USA during 2015. He has participated in Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights Programme (GRIP) under Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Sweden and Followup programme at Pretoria, South Africa. He has received several awards for his work and research. He was the member and representative of Global Forum for Innovative Agriculture (GFIA), Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Salgotra was also one of the members of delegation in Joint Committee on Science and Technology, Govt. of India held at Belgrade, Serbia in 2017. He has chaired a session in International Association of Science & Technology Development for Computational Bioscience held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications and has delivered numerous oral and poster presentations in national and international meetings/conferences. He has been affiliated with several internationally reputed journals and is also reviewer of many reputed journals. He has guided MSc and PhD students under his supervision. Dr. Salgotra has received grants for research projects from national and international funding agencies.