Dr Sridhar Gutam Chair
I am Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) and Open Access Evangelist. After earning my PhD (Plant Physiology) from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, I had joined in the Agricultural Research Service of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the year 2004. At present, I am working as Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru. Apart from my professional area of work on studies related to Plant Physiology of Horticultural Crops, I have interests in Free & Open Source Software (FOSS), Open Access, Open Data and Open Education. I am part of a community of practice, known as ‘Open Access India’ through which I am advocating for opening-up of access to agricultural research data and information and adoption of FOSS technologies in Agricultural Research. I am also DOAJ Ambassador for the Indian region.