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Molecular biologist

Lalji Singh, Indian molecular biologist. Achievements include helping to develop a special probe for DNA fingerprinting, which is being used for forensic investigations, paternity tests and seed stock verification. Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Science Academy; member: Indian Society Human Genetics, Society Biological Chemists India, Indian Society Cell Biology.

Background

Singh, Lalji was born on July 5, 1947 in Jaunpur, Uttar Predesh, India.

Education

Bachelor of Science, 1964. Master of Science in Zoology, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Banarus Hindu University, 1971.

Career

Junior research fellow department zoology Banarus Hindu University, 1966—1970, research associate, 1970—1972. Senior research fellow Calcutta University, 1972—1974, pool officer, 1974, guest scientist, 1976—1977. Postdoctoral research fellow Edinburgh University, 1974—1976, research associate, 1977—1979, 1979—1987.

Scientist EII Center Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, 1987—1990, scientist F, 1990—1995, scientist G, 1995—1998, director, since 1998. Officer-on-special-duty Center DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, 1995—1998. Visiting fellow Australian National University, Canberra, 1979.

Honorary professor University Hyderabad, 1998. President P.M. Bhargava Foundation. Founding member, secretary Association for Promotion DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies.

Achievements

  • Achievements include helping to develop a special probe for DNA fingerprinting, which is being used for forensic investigations, paternity tests and seed stock verification.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals. Member editorial board: Journal Biosciences, Journal Basic and Applied Biomedicine, Journal Genetics, Journal Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.

Membership

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian National Science Academy. Member: Indian Society Human Genetics, Society Biological Chemists India, Indian Society Cell Biology.