Prof. P.C. Sharma

Name: Prof. P.C. Sharma

Designation: Professor

Subject : Biotechnology

School: University School of BioTechnology

Educational Qualification: M.Sc. (Botany), M.Phil, Ph.D. in Agricultural Botany


Phone: +91-11-25302301-04

Specialization Plant Molecular Biology, Crop Biotechnology

Field of Interest: Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology, Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Official Address: University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Sector-16C, Delhi- 110075

Teaching/Research Experience:

Dr. P.C. Sharma did his M.Phil. & Ph.D in Agricultural Botany from Meerut University. He has over 25 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining this University in Nov. 2002, he served in Choudhury Charan Singh University, Meerut as a Lecturer and subsequently as a Reader in the Department of Agricultural Botany, and Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology. His main teaching and research areas cover genetics, plant molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology and bioinformatics. He has over 80 research publications to his credit. He has availed INSA-DFG International Exchange Fellowship in 1992, 1998 and 2009, and UNESCO Biotechnology Fellowship in 2000 at plant molecular biology unit of Frankfurt University, Frankfurt, Germany. During these visits, he worked on development of molecular markers for DNA fingerprinting, genome mapping and transcriptome analysis in chickpea. In 2002, he was awarded long term JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, which he availed at Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Kitakami, Japan to work in front line areas like Virus Induced Gene Silencing and Serial Analysis of Gene Expression. His group's most recent research on in silico mining and implication of microsatellites in genome evolution has been published in high ranking international journals and led to the development of two highly accessed microsatellite databases. He has undertaken a number of different research projects sanctioned by DBT, DRDO, ICAR, etc. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.

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