Aufau International Award 2016 | Young Scientist Award | Biotechnology

Dr. Shreeshail Sonyal

Young Investigator

Regional Centre for Biotechnology



I am Dr. Shreeshail Sonyal, working as a Young Investigator at Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Biotechnology. I had completed my Master degree in the department of Plant Pathology, UAS, Dharwad during 2010. During M.Sc., (Ag.) I had conducted “Studies on Poemgranate Wilt Complex” as my research. After that I had completed my Ph.D., in the department of Plant Pathology during 2015 at UAS, GKVK, Bangalore. In Ph.D., I did my research in Department of Plant Pathology and IIHR, Hessarghatta. I have attended many conferences and seminars in various states of India.


Seminars presented                                                              :           6

Research papers published                                                  :           19

Popular articles                                                                      :           11

Seminars/conferences/trainings attended/presented      :           14

Awards and Accomplishment:

  1. I have been awarded ICAR – SRF for my Doctoral degree.
  2. Secured “ICAHPS – Young Scientist Award” in international conference on “Agriculture, Horticulture, Plant Science and Plantations on my doctoral research.
  3. Got the  award of “Krishi Ratna Award” from Karnataka Savaskritika Academy during 2015.
  4. Published the book – An outline of Pomegranate (Doller earning crop) and its destructive diseases. Lap Lambart Academic publishing Germany. By -Shreeshail Sonyal, Nargund,V.B. and Veerabhadrappa Bellundagi.
  5. Reported the new Disease in world first time Powdery Mildew of Pomegranate caused by Erysiphe sedi.
  6. Reported new fungal pathogen in Pomegranate wilt complex Fusarium oxysporum also one of the pathogen along with Ceratocystis fimbriata and Meloidogyne incognita.