Having 32 years of experience in the agri sector, Dr Kohli led a European consortium on the Jatropha biodiesel to generate phorbol-ester free seed-oil.
Ignite Life Science Foundation proudly welcomes Dr Ajay Kohli to our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Ajay has more than 32 years of experience in upstream research, innovation, and leadership in the agricultural sector with positions in India, UK, USA and the Philippines and research roles in Europe and Africa.
His research interests are genetic and genomic technologies, particularly for plant abiotic stress tolerance, rice grain development and nutritious quality, and nitrogen remobilization and use efficiency. He was also a part of the team working on the human genome to underpin genome level chromatin accessibility, which laid the foundations of ATAC sequencing. He led a European consortium on the Jatropha biodiesel to generate phorbol-ester free seed-oil. He is passionate about farmer welfare and environmental sustainability through common sense guided appropriate technologies.
Welcoming him to Ignite Prof. Ramaswamy Subramanian, Director – Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University and Founding Director, Ignite said, “Ajay Kohli is passionate about his science and has demonstrated skills in translating research findings in the lab into those that positively affect farmers. His excitement and enthusiasm are contagious. I am delighted that Ajay has agreed to be part of the Scientific Advisory Board of Ignite and we look forward to his leadership and participation”.
A brilliant scientist, Ajay has the exceptional ability to apply his research to enhance the lives of farmers. Ajay holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the John Innes Centre, UK and M. Tech and BS degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Lucknow University respectively. With his wide-ranging experience in the application of cutting-edge science to address practical problems in modern agriculture, Ajay will be a valuable addition to the Scientific Advisory Board”, said Dr K. K. Narayanan, SAB, Ignite.