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RESUME Vishal Pradhan E.I. DuPont India Pvt. Ltd. DKC, ICICI Knowledge Park Hyderabad, A.P.

, India Ph: +91-9704068790 E-mail id- EDUCATION

1. M. Sc. Agriculture in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from G. B. Pant

University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand, India, in July 2007.

2. B. Sc. Agriculture with elective in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Banaras
Hindu University, Varanasi. EXPERIENCE 1) May 2008 to present: - Research Associate, E I DuPont India Pvt Ltd.,(Hyd) The duties are development of transgenic rice for Herbicide Resistance in Trait Characterization and development group. Current research project is utilize pioneers Optimum GAT a proprietary, cutting-edge, gene-shuffling technology that makes crops safer from Glyphosate and ALS groups of herbicides. 1. Established proof of concept for the action of GAT against Glyphosate in rice system at lab level and green house level. Established assay of Resistance plant using standard phenotypic descriptors under controlled conditions.


Responsibilities Perform experiments, manages and analyzes data and prepares reports. Follow all the compliance required by DuPont and Govt. Safety, Health and Environmental Policy for conducting Biotech Research. Communicate and collaborate with team to understand needs, capacities, and requirements to provide adequate number of high quality transformed events to get adequate amount of seed for further executions. Participate in project management activities via adopting project management practices and utilizing appropriate databases. Ensure all operations are completed in a safe and cost effective manner on time. Supervise assigned full time and temporary lab support and technicians. Manage training of part time/seasonal workers to meet project objectives. Accountable for assigned projects by maintaining efficient daily operations. Involved in Greenhouse management for taking care of BMP for transgenic events by ensuring day-to-day pest control, fertility management, and water management as per approved DBT guidelines. 2) November 2007 to April 2008:- Trainee in Krishidhan Seeds Ltd., Associated with development of transgenic cotton resistance against biotic stresses. 3) July 2006 to September 2007:- Masters thesis research Cloning of HR related gene(hsr203j homologue) and its expression profiling during phytopathogenesis of alternaria blight in Brassica sp., with Dr. B R Singh, Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, G.B.P.U.A&T , Pantnagar.

PUBLICATIONS Poster Presentation: Probing the role of HyperSensitive response during phyto pathogenesis of alternaria blight of brassica. In Lucknow university third symposium on current advances in molecular Biochemistry: Application in health environment and agriculture on 28th Dec 2007. WORK SHOPS ATTENDED

Workshop attended on IPR organized by BCIL (DBT).


Awarded JNU-DBT studentship for pursuing Post graduation in 2005-07. Awarded DBT fellowship for 6 months industrial training in year 2007-08. Awarded fellowship from State Agriculture department during under graduation (B.Sc Ag)

WORKING SKILL(S) Understanding of working with breeding nurseries, agronomic trials in the field, inbred descriptors and variety registration. Have proved experience of out crossing (emasculation technique) in rice. Familiar with two line hybrid rice development using cms restorer and maintainer. Experience in sowing and harvesting operations of rice (transgenic and non transgenic) under GH Condition. Have the ability to train/supervise supporting staff and have the ability to work as a strong team member as well as work independently. Ready to work in the field and travel across the country. Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to interact with and facilitate complex projects across diverse groups (Research Scientists, Growers, Universities, etc). Excellent written/verbal communication skill.

TECHNICAL SKILLS Phenotyping: - Rice agronomic trait assessment and herbicide screening bioassay. Plant transformation: - Rice and cotton transformation, abiotic stress resistant rice transgenic generation via Agrobacterium mediated transformation. Bio-informatics: Proficient in Vector NTI Molecular biology techniques: - Proficient in custom molecular techniques related to cloning and manipulation of DNA. High throughput genomic DNA PCR, real time PCR and reverse transcription PCR. Minitab ( Statistical Software)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Vector NTI PRISM database mangement RMS (research management system database to ensure quality research) Basic Fire Safety and Preparedness (LIFE SAVER Certificate), DuPont India. Minitab