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Dr. Upendra Kumar


About Me

Dr. Upendra Kumar Senior Scientist (Microbiology) ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

Professional History • Scientist (SS) at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha (2014-till date). • Visiting Scientist, Waite Campus, CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia (2016). • Scientist at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India (2010-2014). • Scientist (as probation) at NAARM, Hyderabad, Telangana (2010) • Guided/Guiding >15 MSc and PhD students from recognized Universities of India. • Trained 1 BTech and 15 MSc students on Modern Molecular and Microbiological Techniques.

Publications • Research papers: 52, Review papers: 03, Popular articles: 40, Book: 1, Booklet:1 Technical/Research Bulletins: 3 and Book/Manual chapters 23, E-publications: >200. • h-index 13, i10-index 18 with more than 598 citations.

Awards and Recognitions • ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)-2005 • CSIR-UGC (NET+JRF/SRF)-2007 • ARS-NET (2008 & 2009) • Edita David Memorial Award by Applied Zoological Research Associations in 2014 • Crawford Fund Fellowship Award, Australia in 2016 • NRRI Best Worker Award (Under Scientist Category) in 2017 • AZRA Fellowship Award in 2018 • Excellent Researcher Awarded by RULA (Malaysia) in 2018 • Young Scientist Award in 2019 by GAP Society • Best Oral (n=1) and Poster Presentation (n=5) Awards by reputed Professional Societies. • Invited Speaker at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at Bhubaneswar, Odisha • Invited Speaker (>10) in International and National Conferences across India. • Editorial board member in five reputed Journals • Peer Recognition Award to review many articles (>50) in reputed Journals in Springer-Nature, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Willey, Frontiers etc.

Google scholar citation: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=ggzq9HoAAAAJ&hl=en Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Upendra_Kumar21