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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, May 05, 2016, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Overview of Research Infrastructure and Operations function

Gururaj Kulkarni
Manager, Research Infrastructure and Operations

About Dr. Gururaj Kulkarni
Dr. Guru has a doctorate in Entomology and has completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). He has been awarded as Life Fellow of the Entomological Society of India (FESI) and has 15 years of experience in research and product development through roles in research infrastructure, operations, management of research experiment stations, fixing trials in product biology, PVP/IP, and in regulatory and biotech affairs functions.

About Research Infrastructure and Operations
As head of the new Research Infrastructure and Operations (RIO) function of the institute, Dr. Guru will coordinate the operations and development of research support services at IRRI, which are required to deliver a large global research agenda in collaboration and compliance with regulatory requirements of international best-practice standards. Under IRRI’s deputy director general for research, Dr. Guru will provide leadership to research support, including the Seed Health Unit, the glasshouse and plant growth facilities, Analytical Services, Research Data and Records, GM stewardship functions, and Occupational Health and Safety (within research operations). Dr. Guru will work closely with senior research and site management teams to develop short-, medium-, and long-term plans for the development and rejuvenation of IRRI's research infrastructure. He will also contribute to the development of infrastructure funding proposals.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines