Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur is presently working as Head and Associate Professor, Department of Science, Mody Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed University), Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India. He has partially characterized three sugarcane viruses viz., sugarcane mosaic virus, sugarcane streak mosaic virus and sugarcane yellow luteovirus.He worked on development of marker-free transgenic plants against cucumber viruses. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 80 national/international papers and presented near about 45 papers in the national and international conferences.
Dr. Pradeep Sharma is working as Senior Scientist (Biotechnology) at Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, India. Dr. Sharma has made significant contribution in geminiviruses from South East Asia and published more than 80 national and international research papers, invited chapters, reviews and edited three books in biotechnology and geminivirology. He has studied the role of suppressors encoded by monopartite Tomato leaf curl Java and Ageratum yellow vein begomoviruses.Currently, he is working on functional genomics, small RNAs and bioinformatics of wheat.