Dr. SK Chakarbarti
Dr. SK Chakrabarti graduate from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal and obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He Joined Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla in the year 1986 became Head, Division of Plant Protection in 2009. He did post-doctoral research work at Waksman Institute, Rutgers, USA; NRC on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi; and CIRAD, France. He contributed significantly in the area of potato disease diagnosis; development of transgenics for disease and pest management; molecular markers for characterization of pathogen diversity, linkage mapping, marker assisted selection; structural and functional genomics lf potato etc. He was awarded the Biotechnology Overseas Associateship of DBT, Biotechnology National Associateship of DBT, Prof. JP Verma Memorial Lecture Award of Indian Phytopathological Society and Certificate of Appreciation of CPRI. He has published 137 research articles; guided 4 Ph.D. students and visited several countries including Australia, France, USA, The Netherlands, Philippines and Bangladesh. He is the Fellow of Indian Potato Association and life member of Indian Potato Association (IPA) and Indian Phytopathological Society.