Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Dr. K. Gopalareddy , ICAR-IIWBR, Karnal

Dr. V.S. Mathur Memorial Award (Biennial), 2022

Born in Kolar district of Karnataka, on 01 June, 1983, Dr. Gopalareddy. K. completed his Bachelor's degree in 2006 & Master degree in 2008 from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Doctorate degree in Genetics from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 2016. He started his professional career as Scientist at Indian Institute of Wheat & Barely Research, Karnal in 2015.Subsequently he joined as Scientist, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 2021.

Dr. Reddy has significantly contributed to the field of wheat biofortification and product quality through conventional and molecular approaches. He involved in the development of 11 wheat varieties and 26 trait specific genetic stocks which have the potential use for wheat quality improvement. He successfully handled three foreign aided projects as PI. His research is largely focused in the development of high yielding wheat varieties with improved quality attributes by combining conventional and molecular tools like genomic selection, MARS, MAS and GWAS to dissect complex traits in wheat. Published more than 30 research and review articles of national and international repute with high impact factor.

Dr. Reddy was conferred with Young Scientist Award by All India Agricultural Students Association in 2020; Best Worker Award by ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research in 2020; Young Scientist Award by National Education Empowerment and Development Foundation in 2021. Dr. Reddy has rich experience on wheat research over a decade including international exposure to USA, Mexico, and Bangladesh.

The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding has great pleasure in presenting the 8th Dr. V.S. Mathur Memorial Award to Dr. Gopalareddy K for his outstanding contributions in wheat improvement.