BiographyKalpana Sengar is a Biotechnologist, Innovator, Inventor and Entrepreneur, specialist in plant biotechnology, Environment Sustainability, and food nutritional Security Policies, she is Founder & Research Director of the Biosense Lifecare Technologies, which is recognized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Indian Institute of Management Kolkata under Smartfifty Initiative Competition, Her Company Biosense Lifecare Technologies is Cohort of AIRSWEEE Programme supported by the US Mission in India, US Department of State and NITI Ayog Gov. of India.
She is involved in a number of activities that foster information exchange and dialogue on environmental issues, agriculture practices and nutritional security. She has designed lectures for students, farmers and researchers on agriculture, biotechnology, phytomedicines and Environment and Sustainability. She coordinates and conducts workshop and Independent courses which facilitates better understanding of advance innovative technique in agriculture to enhance economy and employability of farmers and rural urban youth and economic empowerment of women.
She has been awarded national Women Scientist fellowship in 2010-14 by DST for research project “Association mapping and functional genomic analysis for salinity tolerance in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)”. In 2009, she has received the Best Report award by bioinfo bank library, Poland for her work on Heat shock protein as biomarker for high altitude stress tolerance. In March 2018, she has received the Young biotechnologist Award by Society for Scientific & Social Development India, for her research work Eco-friendly Biomaterial and bio-fertilizer using mycelium technology. She has been honored with the Young Scientist Award by Bioved Agriculture and Research Society India in Feb 2018.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Her core expertise areas covers Plant Biotechnology main research crops Sugarcane, Rice, Maize and Beans, Crop stress physiology, Environmental change, human food and nutritional security, sustainability, climate change, and Environmental policies etc. She manages independent research projects with public private and government collaboration and support. She has published books with international publishers on Climate Change, Sugarcane biotechnology, Biochemistry etc. She has published more than 40 research and review papers on heavy metal stress effect on crops, Plant tissue culture, Genomics plant physiology and metabolism in high impact International Journals and made presentations on these at international conferences.
Indian Classical Dance, music and painting, observing and contemplating diversity of life and system of nature, documentary film making, wildlife activist and works for social and environmental causes.