Akhouri Vaishampayan
Professor
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University

Contribution to Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) project

Prof. Vaishampayan visited the Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, USA to take part in Agricultural Innovation Partnership’s training on “International Library Capacity Building Program”. During the period, he interacted with various wings, especially the Olin Library, Uris Library, Adelson Library, Library Annex at Cornell, etc. This visit helped him plan a series of activities for developing a research wing and various other amenities for the BHU Central library.

Academic Distinctions/Awards/Medals/Fellowships

  • Career Award in Biological & Agricultural Science, 1993
  • Fellow of the World Federation for Culture Collections, Great Britain, 1988
  • Royal Microbiological Society of London, 1995
  • 50 research papers published
  • Received the Complimentary Life Membership/Fellowship of the International Union of Biological Sciences, Paris
  • Annual Membership of the New York Academy of Sciences, USA

Research Experience/Projects

  • 35 years of research experience
  • Chaired scientific sessions and delivered popular lectures in various institutions in India and abroad (US/ UK/Russia/Middle East/Far East)
  • Member of the Taskforce for identifying Excellence in BHU
  • Experience pertaining to teaching, research, educational and administrative planning

Research Papers Published

  • 145 Research Papers published
  • 24 Review Articles
  • 47 Book Chapters and 01 edited Book
  • Presented 69 research papers in conferences/seminars/workshops
  • Distinguished for many crucial and significant contributions related to the development of genetically improved crop-specific microbial strains

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