Dr. Sandhya Gupta

Principal Scientist
Division of Germplasm Conservation
Economic Botany
25802721; Ext. 721; +91 9958499781
sandhya.gupta(AT), sandhya_gupta87(AT)
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Salient Achievements:
  • In vitro conservation and cryopreservation of temperate and minor (tropical) fruit species
  • In vitro collection includes 360 accessions of 10 genera.
  • As curator, about 200 new exotic accessions were introduced in the country from USA in 2005.
  • The accessions are readily available for research purposes. 
  • Faculty, IARI-PG School
  • Resource person, Bioversity-ICAR-Center of Excellence on in vitro conservation and cryopreservation 
  • Biotechnology Overseas Associateship: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
  • ISPGR Fellow: Indian Society of Plant genetic Resources, New Delhi
  • ISHRD Fellow: Indian Society of Horticultural Research & Development, Uttarakhand 
  • Vice Chair of Commission on Plant Genetic Resources (2014-18): International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Belgium 
  • ISHS medal-2018
  • Best Poster Award for the poster entitled ‘In Vitro Production of Apple Seedling Rootstock’: Indian Society of Plant genetic Resources, New Delhi
Recent Publications Research Papers
1.  Gupta S (2014). Cryobanking of germplasm through encapsulation-dehydration technique.Acta Hort.1039147-153
2.  Gupta S (2011). Cryopreservation of in vitro-grown shoot tip of Morus spp. and Pyrus cossonii Rehder by encapsulation dehydration.Acta Hort908309-317
3.  Gupta S (2011). Management of Temperate Fruits Genetic Resources in India.Acta Hort.91871-80
4.  Gupta S, Tyagi H and Rana JC (2011). Cryopreservation of apple genetic resources using dormant buds. Cryobiology63336
5.  Uchendu EE, Muminova M, Gupta S and Reed BM (2010). Antioxidant and anti-stress compounds improve regrowth of cryopreserved Rubus shoot tips.In Vitro Cell and Development Biology-Plant46386-393
6.  Gupta S, Singh P and Ananda Rao A (2009). Micropropagation of Morus indica L. using explants from mature tree: Effects of plant growth regulators on shoot multiplication and rooting.Progressive Hort.42137-142
7.  Gupta Sandhya and Mahalaxmi V (2009). In vitro high frequency direct plant regeneration from whole leaves of blackberry.Scientia Horticulturae12020-26
8.  Gupta, S and Reed BM (2006). Cryopreservation of shoot tips of blackberry and raspberry by encapsulation-dehydration and vitrification.CryoLetters2729-42.
9.  Gupta S (2004). In vitro conservation of temperate and minor fruit crop germplasm at NBPGR in India.In Vitro Plant Cell & Dev. Biol.-Plant40418-419
10.  Gupta s (2001). ABA-induced growth retardation of kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) in vitro.Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources14312-313
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Last Updated : 11/05/2023