Dinesh Yadav is a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and presently Director, Research and Development Cell at D.D.U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India. He completed his master’s degree in Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya University, Indore in 1996 and Ph.D. from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in 2002. He has more than 23 years of teaching /research experience. He has availed DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), University of Adelaide, South Australia from 3rd May 2012-12th April 2013. He was also awarded for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Higher Education by the University on Teacher’s Day 5th Sept 2021. He has been awarded Dr. Pushpendra Kumar Gupta Vishisht Krishi Vaigyanik Puraskar-2015 in the field of Agricultural Sciences by Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences (UPAAS), Lucknow, and Young Scientist Award-2008 by Uttarakhand State Council of Science & Technology in the discipline Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. His areas of specialization are Molecular biology, Bioinformatics, Plant Biotechnology, and Enzyme technology. He has published more than 130 research papers including reviews, books, chapters in Books, and proceedings in conferences, and more than 230 GenBank accession numbers. He has carried out several projects from funding agencies like DBT, UGC, UP Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow, and DST. He has guided 12 students to a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and presently four students are registered and pursuing research under his guidance. He has been a mentor for five post-doctoral fellowships namely UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari (twice), DST-Women Scientist-A, DST-Women Scientist-B, and SERB National PDF. He has also supervised more than 100 students for M.Sc. dissertation/short project work in Biotechnology. He is a life member of scientific societies namely BRSI, Trivandrum, SBC(I), Bangalore, Indian Science Congress, Association, Calcutta, Society of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, Association of Microbiologist of India (AMI), New Delhi and UPAAS, Lucknow.