Prof. (Dr.) Shailendra K. Saxena is a Vice Dean and Professor at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. His primary research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms of host defense during human viral infections and to develop predictive, preventive and therapeutic strategies against these diseases. Prof. Saxena’s work has been published in various high impact factor reputed international journals. He has been honored by several prestigious National and International Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships in India and abroad, including Young Scientist Awards, BBSRC India Partnering Award and named as the Global Leader in Science by The Scientist magazine (USA) and International Opinion Leader/Expert that are involved in the vaccination for JE by IPIC (UK). He has been elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology UK (FRSB), The Royal Society of Chemistry UK (FRSC), The Academy of Environmental Biology, India (FAEB), Indian Virological Society (FIVS), The Biotech Research Society, India (FBRS); and Fellowship of the (European) Academy of Translational Medicine Professionals, Austria (FacadTM). He has been awarded Dr. JC Bose National Award of Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Min. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) in Biotechnology and has an active collaboration with various US universities.
Prof. (Dr.) S. M. Paul Khurana, Ph.D. (1969); PD Research in Adv Virology at Kyushu University, Japan, University of Minnesota, USA with specialization in Immunodiagnostics. He is currently Professor of Biotechnology and Head, Univ Science Instrument Centre. Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana. Earlier he has served as the Vice-Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur 2004-2009, Director at Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla 2002-2004, the Founder Director, Amity Inst. of Biotechnology, at Gurgaon Haryana from 2010-2016, Dean Faculty of Science, Engineering & Tech 2013-2016; Consultant CIP/FAO, 1992, 1996,1997. He has 53 years of research experience in Pathology Virology, Biotechnology on plant viruses. He has pioneered the use of ELISA and ISEM for the potato viruses. Till now, he has published more than230 research papers in reputed international journals, 105 reviews/chapters, edited 16 books and guided 16 PhDs. He had been honored with more than 30 Awards/Honors to his credit including, Mundkur Memorial Award/Gold Medal, 1992; CPRI Golden Jubilee Outstanding Achievement award, 2000; NatlEnvSciAcad Best Sci of the Year, Award 2002; CPRI S Ramanujam Memorial Award, 2003;Ch. Devi Lal outstanding AICRP Award, 2005; UNO-Dr S Radhakrishnan Int’l Award for Excellence in Higher Education Management, 2006; ICAR Team Research Award, 2010, ISCA-Platinum Jubilee (lecture) Award, 2010; SAARC Outstanding Achievement Award, 2011, ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012; HSI-Shivshakthi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013; Eminent Scientist Honor: ISCA Sir JC Bose Medal, 2013; CHAI-Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 and ISMPP Prof YL Nene Outstanding Teacher of Plant Pathology, 2017, Fellow National Acad of Agric Sciences, National Academy of Biological Sciences. He was deputed for International Conferences, by the GOI/ICAR/UGC in UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Peru, Africa, etc. Convened Global Potato Confr, N Delhi, 1999.