Dr Gitanjali Yadav
Dr. Gitanjali Yadav is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, on a joint appointment with the Govt of India. She has a diverse educational background, with a Ph.D. in Microbial Immunology (from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi India), a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research and graduate degree with Honors in Botany, from the University of Delhi. She is a specialist in Genomics and Structural Biology with focus on food security and plant communication.
Dr. Yadav has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Hamied Fellowship from the University of Cambridge (2019), Exceptional Talent Award from the Royal Society of London (2017), the INSA Medal from the Indian National Science Academy (2011), the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) by the DBT, and the Women’s Excellence Award (WEA) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India (2014).
She actively promotes science as a way of life to underprivileged students from rural India, especially girls. Over the past year, she has been a Mentor for Women in Science Program of the British Ecological Society, as well as an ambassador of Indian Women in Science, at the CNRS Indo-French Women in Science Program, the Asia-Pacific Network for Bioinformatics (InCoB), as well as the Middle Eastern South Asia (MESA) Conference for Promotion of Science.