Debarati Chakraborty – Core of Gems

Debarati Chakraborty

Debarati Chakraborty has been working with the GEMS team as Research Fellow since August 2020. She is currently working on the project "Evaluation of qualitative characteristics of grain crops using sensor-based technologies". For this she is working regularly with Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and Near-infrared spectroscopes (NIRS) for her work. Her sample includes chickpea, pigeon pea, mungbean, sorghum, peanuts, millets and rice. During her doctoral work she has focussed on 'Genetic and biochemical underpinnings of aroma in Indian aromatic rice landraces and the larger ecological role of aroma in other plants'. She has a good experience of working with traditional rice landraces, various molecular biology techniques and phylogenetic analysis. To date she has published 8 research articles and one book chapter (h-Index 5). Further research interests include use of sensor based technologies for rapid, non-destructive identification of crop varieties. Apart from these she also regularly writes popular science articles on various electronic print media.