Prof. Bhavdish Narain Johri

Born in Etah, Uttar Pradesh on 16 April 1945. Educated at MD Jain College, Agra, 1956-59; Agra College, Agra, 1959-65; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1967-69; B.Sc., 1963; M.Sc., 1965; Ph.D. 1969.

Chairperson, NASI Regional Chapter, Bhopal.

Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Saugar, Sagar, 1972-75; Reader, School of Biological Sciences, Bhopal University, Bhopal, 1975-81; Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, 1981-2005, and Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, 1992-95, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Emeritus Scientist, CSIR, 2006-07, and Acharya PC Ray Fellow (MPCOST, 2007-13), NASI Senior Scientist (2013-18), Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award, 1974; UGC Career Award, 1980; K.N. Katju Award, 1983; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005; Acharya PC Ray Silver Jubilee Fellowship, MPCST, 2007; NASI Senior Scientist Award (2013).

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Institute of Ecology.

Research Areas: Microbial diversity, molecular microbial ecology

Address: Chairperson NASI Regional Chapter; LV-32, Indus Gardens, E-8, Gulmohar Extension, Bawadia Kalan, Bhopal 462039, M.P.; [Tel: Res. (0755) 2427239; Cell: 9425080243; Fax: (0755) 2485656; Email:]

Editor 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007