Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo born in Puri District of Odisha on October 9,1961.Completed B.Sc (Hons) Botany in 1981 from Utkal University, M.Sc.1983, M.Phil. 1985 and Ph.D. 1989 in Botany from University of Delhi.
Lecturer (Asst.Professor) 1997-98,Reader ( Associtae Professor) 1998-2006 and Professor from 2007 till now at Department of Botany,University of Delhi,Delhi-110007. Director, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) since October 2014. Chairman, Governing Body, Kalandi College, University of Delhi, 2013-14. Visiting Fellow Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA 1992, INSA Visiting Fellow Kochi University, Kochi, Japan 1999-200, University of Connecticut, Stamford, USA 2002. Trained in ” Marine Management-Good Governance in practice” by SIDA in Sweden and Vietnam 2009. First-ever Indian student participant in the 7th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica during 1987-88; Former Director Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
(D.Sc.) Honoris Causa 2018; Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India 2017; Honorary Fellow of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) 2017; Fellow, Professor Harihar Pattnaik Memorial Award 2017, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) 2009. YSRK Sarma Memorial Award 2015; India Sustainablity Leadership Award 2015. M. P. Purohit Memorial Award, 2009; International Training Fellowship by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) 2009; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, 2002; INSA-JSPS International Exchange Fellowship, 2000; Young Scientist award by Aus-Aid 1998; Young Scientist Award, 1997; Zahoor Qasim Gold medal, 1997; Visiting Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA, 1992; Scientific Adviser to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya; Adviser, Higher Education and Research, Government of Manipur; Adviser, Climate Change to Government of Manipur
Fellow: NASI, FBRS, FNESA