Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal appointed new VC of PAU, Ludhiana
Chandigarh, August 19, 2022: Famous researcher Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal has been appointed as new vice chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
This was announced by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Who is Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal?
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Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal is an internationally acclaimed agricultural biotechnologist and recipient of prestigious Fellowships from The Royal Society London and The Rockefeller Foundation (USA) for his Post Doctoral research at the University of Nottingham, and John Innes Centre Norwich, England.
Dr. Gosal has served Punjab Agricultural University in various capacities such as Professor of Biotechnology, Head Department of Biotechnology, Founder Director School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Additional Director of Research (Agri.), Director of Research and Member Board of Management.
He has also served as a Consultant, FAO/IAEA, Vienna, Austria, and undertook an expert mission to Iraq. Dr. Gosal has rigorous training on ‘Biosafety of GM crops' from Dan Forth Centre for Plant Science Research, St. Louis; APHIS, EPA (USDA), USTDA, Washington DC, USA.
He has been an active member of the Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM) for 3 years at DBT, Government of India, New Delhi. He is a member of the panel of experts in the area of Biotechnology for the National Fund for Strategic Research of ICAR, New Delhi, and a Reviewer for the R&D Project Proposals of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi.
He has been an honorary member, of the Board of Assessors, Australian Research Council, Canberra, and President Punjab Academy of Sciences. He is an elected member (Fellow) of the Plant Tissue Culture Association (INDIA), a Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, and a Fellow of the Punjab Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Gosal is a recipient of the distinction award by the Society for the Promotion of Plant Science Research, Jaipur. He is also a recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Punjab Academy of Sciences.
He obtained and executed more than 20 externally funded Research Projects granted by various national and international organizations such as State Government, ICAR, DBT, DAC NATP, FAO/IAEA, and The Rockefeller Foundation, USA.
He has participated and presented his research findings at 130 national/international conferences/meetings held in India, England, Scotland, Yugoslavia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria, Iraq, China, Australia, and Mexico, Germany and USA.
He has an excellent published record with research papers in refereed journals- 217, Innovation publications- 3, Papers in conference proceedings-135, Abstracts- 300, T.V./Radio talks- 9, Popular articles- 20, Book chapters- 37, Research reports- 22, Laboratory manuals- 5, and Books - 11 (10 Published +1 in the pipeline) of which 8 are from Springer, Switzerland.
He is a prolific teacher and has guided more than 75 M.Sc. & Ph.D. students. Dr. Gosal is an upright person and is known for his accountability and dedication.