Rajesh Jeewon holds a first class B.S.c degree with Honors in biology with 2 gold medals, a Ph.D. degree, 5-year postdoctoral experience with over 5 years of tertiary teaching experience in well-recognized universities (Hong Kong University, Hongkong; University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK; and University of Mauritius, Mauritius). Jeewon serves as a Molecular Biologist and Mycologist and has worked on diversity, identification, classification, and molecular systematics (phylogenetics) of fungi and morphological and molecular characterization of plant pathogens and microbial ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He currently has over 70 peer-reviewed publications. In terms of research funding, he already has secured 10 grants (including two external) since 2004 and is well versed in preparing and evaluating research proposals. Jeewon has been coinvestigator of many research projects and was responsible for supervising and monitoring research needs as well as submission of progress reports. He has also already established a good network of collaboration with overseas scientists. He has attended a number of international conferences where he presented research findings and acted as a chairperson. Jeewon participated in DNA barcoding activities and is a scientific contributor to the Tree of Life (TOL) (international project funded mainly by NSF, USA). He has advised and provided training to overseas Ph.D. students.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2014