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Geneticist , Plant breeder , researcher , scientist

Jai Gopal, Indian scientist, geneticist, plant breeder, researcher. Merit fellow Punjab Agricultural University, 1975-1977; recipient Master of Science Randhawa medal Punjab Agricultural University, 1995, Jawahar Lal Nehru award Indian Council Agri. Research, 1996, merit award Central Potato Research Institute.

Background

Gopal, Jai was born on October 24, 1954 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Son of Maya Dhari and Kanta Rani.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, 1975. Master of Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1996.

Career

Research associate Punjab Agricultural University, 1977-1978. Scientist S-1 Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, India, 1978-1983, senior scientist, 1984—1997, principal scientist, since 1998. Scientist-in-charge Central Potato Research Station, Darjeeling, India, 1988—1989, India, 2001—2003, head division, India, since 2005.

Visiting associate Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy. Visiting professor Hokkaido University.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Potato Research, Netherlands, Potato Journal, India. Reviwer of professional journals. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Inventor in field.

Membership

Fellow: Japan Society Promotion of Science, National Academy Agricultural Science, Indian Society Genetics. Member: Indian Potato Association, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Science Council (panel member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Interior decoration, gardening, listening to music, reading.

Connections

Married Adarsh Sharma, December 8, 1982. Children: Aman, Naman.

father:
Maya Dhari

mother:
Kanta Rani

spouse:
Adarsh Sharma

child:
Aman Gopal

child:
Naman Gopal