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Biography

Gunjan obtained his PhD in Biotechnology from the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India in 2005.
Immediately after completing his PhD, Gunjan joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2008 he was promoted to Research Scientist and subsequently in 2009 accepted an indefinite tenure in CSIRO. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Land and Water.

Gunjan has over 62 publications, including 4 PCT patents/patent applications. (Updated - Oct 2020)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    PhD in Biotechnology
    Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India

  • 1999

    MSc in Biochemistry
    G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India

  • 1996

    BSc in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry
    Kumaun University, Nainital, India

Achievements and Awards

  • 2014-2016

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO, Australia

  • 2002-2004

    Senior Research Fellowship (JRF)
    Department of Biotechnology/Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

  • 1999-2001

    Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
    Department of Biotechnology/Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

Other highlights

  • 2019--

    Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University

  • 2015--

    Editor - PLOS One

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2011-2020

    Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee