Dr. Anil Kumar Saxena

Born in New Delhi, India on 4 January 1960; Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi, 1977-79; Ki rori Mal College, Delhi University, Delhi 1979-82; Department of Botany, Delhi University, Delhi; 1982-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1984-88; B.Sc, 1982; M.Sc, 1984; Ph.D. 1988.

Service: Scientist, 1989-1994; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1994-98 and Senior Scientist, 1998 -2005; Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Senior Scientist, 2005-06 and Principal Scientist, 2006-09; National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, Head, Division of Microbiology, IARI, New Delhi, 2009-2015, Director, ICAR- National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh.

Awards/Honours: Gold medal for best performance in Ph.D; 1988; FAO fellowship at Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1997; ICAR AHRD-FAO fellowship at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, 2000, IARI Best Teacher Award, 2002; Editor, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2000- 2005; ICAR-NATP fellowship at University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2004; Member, Soil Quality and Fertilizers Sectional Committee of BIS, 2009 to date, Executive Editor, Pusa AgriScience, Journal of Post Graduate School, IARI, 2010 to 2016; XIV Hari Krishan Shastri Memorial Award, 2013; Distinguished Scientist Award of PGPR Society, 2014; Prof G. Rangasamy award (2016); Prof. B.N. Johri award (2018) and Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial award (2020) of Association of Microbiologists of India; Prof. Abrar Mustufa Khan Memorial award (2019), Prof K.S. Bilgrami award of Society of Plant Research, 2019.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, India, 2014; Indian Mycological society, 2020

Research Areas: Plant-Microbe interactions, Molecular and functional diversity of bacteria

Address: 2/35 Sarvapriya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Cell: 9650377776; Email: saxena461@yahoo.com]