Dr. Anil Kumar Saxena
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in New Delhi, India on 4 January 1960; Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi, 1977-79; Kirori 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.

Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh 2016 to date.

Scientist, 1989-94; 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, 2009-15.

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; Fellowship of Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, India, 2014 and Prof. G.S. Rangasamy Award of Association of Microbiologists of India, 2015.

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

Address: Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important, Microorganisms, Kushmaur, Mau Nath Bhanjan 275103, U.P.; 2/35 Sarvapriya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Off. (0547) 2530080; Res. (011) 26562657, Cell: 9650377776; Email: saxena461@yahoo.com]