Address : Head, Department of Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Prof (Dr) Yashpal Singh Malik, Dean, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, Punjab is also serving as the current head of the department. Previously, he served as ICAR-National Fellow at ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar India (Nov 2014 to Oct 2020). Prof Malik served as Assistant Professor/Scientist (June 2001- August 2008), Associate Professor/Senior Scientist (May 2008-September 2008) at the College of Veterinary Sciences, JN Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, and later joined ICAR-IVRI as Senior Scientist (September 2008-May 2014) and Principal Scientist (May 2014-November 2014). He is having rich experience in the field of Virology and Biotechnology. His major research achievements include contributions to viral disease epidemiology, virus-host interactions, microbial biodiversity, and characterization and diagnosis of animal pathogens. He has worked on rotavirus, astrovirus, picobirnavirus, picornaviruses, coronaviruses, and many other zoonotic viruses.
Prof Malik obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1995 in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry; his master's in 1997 and his Ph.D. (2000) in Microbiology from Haryana. Prof Malik did his postdoctoral research in Molecular Virology at the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA (2001-2002). He acquired advanced training in Molecular Virology from the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA (2005), Division of Virology, Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2013, and Wuhan Institute of Virology, China 2019. Prof Malik has been to The United States of America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Belarus, Belgium, Sweden, and the People’s Republic of China representing India in the scientific arena.
Prof. Malik is a recipient of several prestigious awards/honors including the Jawaharlal Nehru Award (2001). Dr. Malik has the honor to receive a Fellowship from the National Academy of Dairy Sciences (India), Associate Fellowships from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2010), and the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2010). Prof Malik has been endowed with Fellowships from several national professional academies and societies including the Academy of Microbiological Sciences, National Academy of Biological Sciences, Indian Virology Society, Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases, Indian Society of Veterinary Immunologists and Biotechnologists, Society for Immunology and Immunopathology, Biotechnology Research Society India, and many others.
Prof Malik is a member of the Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), a statutory Committee of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying for three years (2021-2023). In the international arena, he is a member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) on Birnaviridae and Picobirnaviridae study group, an executive council member of the World Society for Virology (USA), a member of the One-Health Group of Federation of Asian Veterinary Association (FAVA) (2021-2025), and a member of Pharmaceutical Stewardship Group of World Veterinary Association (WVA).
He has developed several technologies and diagnostic kits and has two National patents to his credit. He has authored 8 books by reputed publishers including ICAR, Elsevier, and Springer Nature, and has contributed over 60 book chapters. His h index is 48 with citations of more than 9400 and an RG score of 41. Prof Malik has supervised 7 Ph.D. and 20 Master’s degree students for their thesis research.
Prof Malik is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology and Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, the UGC/NAAS-rated journals. At the international platform, serving as Associate Editor in Frontiers in Microbiology and Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences, the high-impact international journals. Prof Malik is on the advisory board of several professional academic societies including the Indian Virological Society where he is serving as “Secretary General”, “Secretary” in the World Society for Virology, “Joint Secretary” in the Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology, and Biotechnology and served as Joint Secretary in the Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists of Infectious Diseases.