Rakesh Kumar Jain
Born (1957-12-24) December 24, 1957 (age 66)
Known forStudies on microbes
Scientific career

Rakesh Kumar Jain (born December 24, 1957) is an Indian virologist and the former head and coordinator of the Microbial Type Culture Collection (MTCC),[1] a national research centre located at the Institute of Microbial Technology campus.[2] He is known for his research in virology. His studies have been documented by way of a number of articles[3][note 1] and the online article repository of John Wiley & Sons has listed several of them.[4] Besides, he has edited one book, A Century of Plant Virology in India, an 805-page volume compiling the research done in the field of plant virology in India during the last 100 years.[5] The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to biosciences in 2002.[6]

Selected bibliography




  1. ^ Please see Selected bibliography section


  1. ^ "OxDBase Team Members". OxDBase: A Database of Biodegradative Oxygenases. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Welcome to IMTECH". www.imtech.res.in. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ "On ResearchGate". 23 November 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ "R.K. Jain in Author". Wiley. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ Bikash Mandal; Govind Pratap Rao; Virendra Kumar Baranwal, Rakesh Kumar Jain (28 November 2017). A Century of Plant Virology in India. Springer Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-5672-7.
  6. ^ "Awardees of National Bioscience Awards for Career Development" (PDF). Department of Biotechnology. 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2017.