Dr Vijay K Dalal is working as Assistant Professor (Botany; Guest) at Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), Agra, India since 2019. At DEI he is working for development of horticulture practices in hydroponics system as well in soil inside polyhouse. He completed his PhD (Biotechnology), working at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India while being registered at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India in 2012. At JNU, he studied the effect of water stress in the drought-sensitive rice cultivar. During his three years postodc at Hebrew Univ, Rehovot Campus, Israel, he studied chloroplast biogenesis in tomato shoot apical meristem through RNA-seq-NGS of tissues obtained through Laser Microdissection. For one year, as Research Associate at Hyderabad University, he studied the effect of osmolyte proline in protecting various enzymes. His work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed International journals such as “Plant Cell and Environment” and "Scientific Reports" and books such as in Springer, Netherlands and Wiley. He is a reviewer in many prestigious International Peer Reviewed Journals e.g. Food and Function, 3Biotech, Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Photosynthetica.
Title : Understanding chloroplast biogenesis/plastid development in tomato shoot apical meristem (SAM) through transcriptomics/NGS