Dr. Abraham Verghese


  • Chairman, International Phytosanitary Research & Services.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Insect Environment.
  • Asian Representative, Internal Steering Committee on Fruit Fly.

  • Past

  • Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bangalore
  • Principal Scientist & Head, Entomology ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Bangalore.
  • Chief Editor, Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem.
  • National Project Coordinator, India–UK-Integrated Management of Fruit Flies in India.
  • Member of FAO Asia Pacific Phytosanitary Committee, Bangkok, Rome.
  • IPM Consultant, for Agriculture and Processed Food Process Export Development Authority (APEDA).

  • Awards

  • Life Time Achievement Award at the WORLD BIODIVERSITY CONGRESS, University of Sri Lanka.
  • Life Time Achievement Award, by Institution of Agricultural Technology, Bangalore-2019.
  • Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialization Award by Department of Biotechnology.
  • AusAID International Award from Australia for his work in grape trips management.
  • International Biodiversity and Environmental Award in Professional Category by International Congress on Biodiversity, Serbia.

  • Education

  • M.Sc (Agri)
  • Ph.D, FRES (UK), Post-doc training at Imperial College London, UK
  • Gold Medal for first Rank in both M.Sc. and Ph.D.