Gurinder Jit Randhawa
Genomic Resources Division
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
Gurinder Jit Randhawa is a Principal Scientist at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources,served Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for 29 years in different capacities in three national research institutes.She is a Commonwealth Fellow, Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from University of Dundee and Scottish Crop Research Institute, Scotland, UK.She has to her credit three granted patents as first inventor, and more than 60 research papers in International and National Journals of repute.She is an expert member of international and national committees and has participated in more than two dozen International meetings on the invitation of FAO, Rome, UNIDO, Geneva, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and European Commission, as an expert member and visited Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Lebanon, Singapore and South Korea.
Gurinder Jit Randhawa has upgraded GM diagnostics by developing user friendly LAMP (Loop mediated Isothermal amplification) assay and developed GMO matrix for 141 Indian GM events of 21 crops targeting 106 elements for screening of GM status of unknown samples.She has systematically shared and harmonized knowhow in GM diagnostics at international and national level through organizing hands-on-trainings and commissioning bilateral projects to train manpower of the developing countries.She has also made significant contributions in DNA profiling and molecular characterization of: rice, chickpea and eight medicinal plants of commercial importance viz. neem, plantago, palmarosa, vetivera, chlorophytum, periwinkle, abrus and trigonella