Dr PS Janaki Krishna

Short Bio

Dr P S Janaki Krishna is an  Professor at Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad. She is also the Head for Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) at IPE. She obtained M.Sc and Ph.D from Andhra University. Visakhapatnam. She was awarded with three Gold Medals in M.Sc. and in the current year awarded as “Best Teacher’ by Indian Red Cross Association. She is alumni of International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands where she was trained in Biotechnology Management. She has 25 years of experience in research, teaching and technology management and experienced in dealing with various stakeholder organizations/groups.

Dr P S Janaki Krishna

Professor

Bio-technology & Coordinator
janaki@ipeindia.org

She actively worked for management of Netherlands Biotechnology Programme implemented by IPE and acted as interface between technology developers and technology end-users. She is also involved in executing, monitoring and evaluation of the projects funded by various agencies viz; Department of Science and Technology, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands, University Grants Commission, Consultancy Development Centre, DSIR, AP Biodiversity Project of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Australia India Council, etc. She participated in a number of national and international conferences. She contributes regularly to electronic forums on biotechnology being organized by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO. She participated along with Indian Delegation in the International Conference on “The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity (COP 12) and the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (NP-MOP 1)” which are being hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea at the Alpensia Convention Center in Pyeongchang, Republic of South Korea. She is a Member of ‘e-agriculture community’ of FAO. She organized 15 training programmes sponsored by National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (niMSME) in setting up of rural bio-enterprises and also conducted training programme in managing biotechnologies sponsored by AICTE. She conducted several pre project formulation workshops and national and international conferences on managerial issues relating to Biotechnology, Climate Change and Sustainable Development and published books and contributed chapters in climate change and sustainable development. She published about 50 papers in national and international journals. She is one of the regular writers for an international news report “Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report” which is on ‘Listserv’ being published by Virginia Polytech and State University, USA. Her current areas of research interest include sustainable development, waste management, e-Agriculture and Public Private Partnerships.

Academic Area and Degrees

Academic Area: Technology Management
Degrees:
M.Sc, Ph.D

Academic Appoinments

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR                     2005 – till date

  • At the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India,Involved in teaching, research, training and consultancy. Also working as Coordinator for Industry Interface.
  • Closely involved in organizing pre project formulation workshops for projects identification in the priority areas of Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme (APNLBP).
  • Management, appraisal and close monitoring and evaluation of projects relating to agricultural biotechnology and animal husbandry supported under APNLBP.
  • Actively associated in awareness camps on plant biotechnology and biosafety and participatory technology development workshops.
  • Compilation of the newsletter “Biotechnology News” published from Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme.
  • Facilitated the implementing agencies and user agencies in technology development and transfer.
  • Involved in establishing linkages with other funding and developmental agencies

CONSULTANT*                     1997 to 2005

At the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India, in Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme,

  • Closely associated in the project on “Status of Plant Biotechnology in India: Small Farmers Perspective.
  • Actively associated in awareness camps on plant biotechnology and biosafety and participatory technology development workshops as a resource person.
  • Also involved in the similar activities as carried out as “Subject Expert/Associate Professor (Biotechnology)”.

SCIENTIST –BIOTECHNOLOGY*                     1992-1997

At Peoples Research Organization for Grass Root Environmental and Scientific Studies (PROGRESS), Hyderabad – A voluntary organization involved in technology development and transfer.

  • Principal Investigator- Project on Vermiculture Biotechnology –supported by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India.
  • Organized ecodevelopment campaigns.
  • Organized training programmes on biotechnology.

LECTURER*                     1991

  • In Botany at “ISO Study Circle” Tarnaka, Hyderabad and taught EAMCET (Engineering and Medicine Common Entrance Test) students.

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR*                     1990

  • At Timiryajev Institute of Plant Physiology – Moscow, USSR and worked on Heat shock proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Courses Teaching
  • Technology Management
Research Statement
  • People, Planet and Prosperity are ‘crux’ for sustainable development
Research Interests
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • Public Private Partnerships
Featured work and Publications

Books Published

  • JPublic Private Partnerships: The Sectoral Dimensions in India Published by Bloomsbury 2013
  • Authors: R K Mishra, P S Janaki Krishna, M L N Rao, Bloomsbury Publishing India Ltd.
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Global Perspective (2017), Published by Academic Foundation,
    Editors: R K Mishra P S Janaki Krishna, Ch Lakshmi Kumari
    Book Chapter published
  • R K MIshra and P S Janaki Krishna (2013), Climate Change in Bangladesh and Nepal: Issues, Challenges and Strategies” in Climate change, Sustainable Development, and Food Security: A Comparative Analysis Ed by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi Published by Lexington Books UK. PP. 325-337.
    Papers Published
  • On invitation published an online article on “Biotechnology’ in ‘ K Portal’ of Harneedi.com. Please find online article in the below link http://www.harneedi.com/index.php/pharma-articles/4230-overview-of-biotechnology-and-its-career-prospects
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2010) “Barriers to marketing GE Crops”, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB News Report), April 2010, pp. 4-6.
  • P. S. Janaki Krishna, M. L. N. Rao, V. Anji Raju and R. K. Mishra “Managing Biotechnologies for Resource Poor Farmers Using “Interactive Bottom Up” Process: A Case Study of the Biotechnology Programme for Dryland Agriculture” Asian Biotechnology Development Review, Vol.12, No.2, pp 1 – 9, 2010, RIS
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2010) “Barriers to Marketing GE Crops” Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report, May Issue, pub by Virginia Polytech and State University, USA, Full report is available at http://www.isb.vt.edu/news/2010
  • Kolla Jayaprakash Narayana, Peddikotla Prabhakar, Palakodety Sita Janaki Krishna, Yenamandra Venketeswarlu and Muvva Vijayalakshmi “Indole-3-acetic acid production by Streptomyces albidoflavus”, Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 11: 49 – 55, 2009
  • Kolla J P Narayana, Peddikotla Prabhakar, Muvva Vijayalakshmi, Yenamandra Venkateswarlu and Palakodety S J Krishna (2008), “Study on Bioactive Compounds from Streptomyces sp. ANU 6277” Polish Journal of Microbiology, Vol 57, No.1, 35 – 39
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2008), “Improved Drought Stress Tolerance in Maize”, Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report, September Issue, Pub by Virginia Polytech and State University, USA, Full report is available at http://www.isb.vt.edu/news/2008/news08.May.htm
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2008), “Expressing Hepatits B Virus Surface Antigen in Rice”, Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report, May Issue, pub by Virginia Polytech and State University, USA, Full report is available at http://www.isb.vt.edu/news/2008/news08.May.htm
  • Kolla J P Narayana, Peddikotla Prabhakar, Muvva Vijaya Lakshmi, Yenamandra Venkateswarlu and Palakodety S J Krishna (2008) “Biological activity of phenyl propionic acid isolated from a terrestrial Streptomycetes”. Polish Journal of Microbiology, Vol 56, No.3, 191 – 197
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2007) E-Consultation Summary on “Global public goods (GPGs): From data and information to food” organized by Consultative group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and FAO from 12th September to 3rd October 2007.http//www//agriculture.org
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2007) “Summary of e-agriculture Featured Forum: Responding to demand – The Focus of e agriculture of FAO organized from 9th July to 21st July 2007, http//www//agriculture.org
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2007) “Crop to crop gene flow studies of fodder maize in the UK”, Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report, October.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2007) “Caffeine producing transgenic tobacco: A novel pest control strategy”, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, April.
  • T Laxmi, P S Janaki Krishna and G Pakki Reddy (2007) “Changing paradigms of agricultural research: significance of end-user involvement” Outlook on Agriculture: Vol. 36, No.2 2007, pp 119-125.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2006), Transgenic Plants for Spider Silk-like Protein Production, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, May.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2006), Effects of transgenic cotton on biodiversity, pesticide use and yield, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2006) Pearl millet with enhanced resistance to rust and downy mildew, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, November.
  • P S Janaki Krishna FAO. 2005. Public participation in decision-making regarding GMOs in developing countries: How to effectively involve rural people. Summary Document to Conference 12 of the FAO Biotechnology Forum (17 January to 13 February 2005): http://www.fao.org/biotech/logs/C12/summary.htm
  • P S Janaki Krishna and G Pakki Reddy (2005), Agricultural biotechnology in developing countries: Nature and ‘code’ in meeting the needs of resource poor, Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol.7, No.3, pp 37-53
  • P S Janaki Krishna FAO. (2005). The role of biotechnology for the characterization and conservation of crop, forest, animal and fishery genetic resources in developing countries. Summary Document to Conference 13 of the FAO Biotechnology Forum (6 June to 4 July 2005): http://www.fao.org/biotech/logs/C13/summary.htm
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2005), Dextran producing transgenic potato tubers, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, December
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2005), Tobacco and rice plants express insulin like growth factor, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, March,
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2005), Non Agrobacterial species for gene transfer into plants, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, August,
  • P S Janaki Krishna FAO. (2005). Biotechnology applications in food processing: can developing countries benefit? Summary Document to Conference 11 of the FAO Biotechnology Forum (14 June to 11 July 2004): http://www.fao.org/biotech/logs/C11/summary.htm
  • M L N Rao and P S Janaki Krishna (2004), Agricultural biotechnologies for promoting small-scale bioenterprise,, in “Bioresources, Biotechnology and Bioenterprise” Ed by K Shankaraiah Pub by Osmania University, Hyderabad pp 447-451.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2004), India produces indigenous G M cotton, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2004), Aberrant mRNA expression of maize rust resistant gene in wheat and barley, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, November.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2003), Transgenic Aspen trees with altered lignifications: Good news for pulp and paper industry, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, August
  • P S Janaki Krishna and G Pakki Reddy (2003), Tailoring modern biotechnologies for resource poor farmers: A case study of Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, October.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2002), Participatory approaches in agricultural research: A case study of the Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme, Manage Extension Research Review, Vol 3, No.1 pp 13-27
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2002), Non target impact of Bt corn: A risk assessment, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, April
  • P S Janaki Krishna and G Pakki Reddy (2002), Biotechnological interventions for dryland agriculture: Opportunities and constraints, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, September.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2002), Enhanced resistance to water deficit stress in transgenic tomato, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, December.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2001), Reexamination of pest resistance management models advised, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, May.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2001), Environmental Influences on Gene Silencing, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, August.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2000), Transgenic tobacco plants tolerant to heat stress, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (2000), Potato packs high protein punch, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, October.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1999), Integration site of transgene in Arabidopsis analyzed, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, January.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1999), DNA Chips provoke patent fights, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, January.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1999), Gene silencing hinders bioreactor potential, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Chitinase expressing tobacco: Bad news for budworms, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, June.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Field testers taken to task, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, June.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Biosafety assessment of GUS reporter gene, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Transgenic sugarcane via Agrobacterium, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, July.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Biotechnological approaches for dryland agriculture: Prospects and constraints, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, September.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Cell tracking system boosts transformation success, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, September.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), T-DNA mediated site-specific recombination, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, October.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Gene Transfer Methods Compared, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, October.
  • P S Janaki Krishna (1998), Expression of herbicide resistant enzyme in tobacco, Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, November.
  • Sita Janaki.P and N Srihari (1998), Vyrthapadardhalato vermicompost tayari, Annadata, December, pp11-12.
  • Sita Janaki P and N Srihari (1997), Increase in number of ears and grains in paddy by vermicompost application, Indian Farming, November 1997, pp –29.
  • V Manga, M V Subba Rao and Sita Janaki. P. (1989), Telocenric chromosomes in crop plants, Recent Advances in Genetics and Cytogenetics (eds S A Farrok and I A Khan), 361-371.
  • Y Saideswara Rao and Sita Janaki. P et al (1987), Genetics of three mutant phenotypes in pearl millet, Indian J Bot Vol. 10:110-112.
  • Sita Janaki P, MV Subba Rao and V Manga (1988) Chaisma distribution in inbred lines of pearl millet, Pennisetum americanum. L. Leeke., Nucleus, Vol.29: 23-25.
  • P Sukhadev and Sita Janaki P et al., (1986) Meiotic behavior of multiple interchange heterozygotes in pearl millet. Cytologia Vol.50: 347-350.
Awards & Honours
  • Awarded as College Best Outgoing Student in B.Sc at St Joseph’s College for Women, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA.
  • Worked as COSIP (College of Science Improvement Programme) Coordinator in B.Sc at St Joseph’s College for Women, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
  • Pushpa Ranga Swamy Ayyangar Memorial Prize
  • Sri PVV Seshagiri Memorial Gold Medal
  • Prof J Venkatewarlu Shastiabdipurthi Gold Medal for securing highest marks in M.Sc. Botany.
  • 1984-86 – Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.
  • 1986 –1989 – Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.
  • Awarded Fellowship under Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for a Course on “Plant biotechnology and biosafety” organized by International Agriculture Centre (IAC), Wageningen, the Netherlands from 9th – 20th June 2003. As part of the course on invitation presented a paper on ‘Tailor made biotechnologies for resource poor farmers’.
Media Apperances
  • In Press Conferences during the conduct of events. In TV5 on Antibiotics
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