Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He obtained his doctorate degree in Science (Microbial Biotechnology) in 2016, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology and Beneficial Probiotic Microbes for agriculture and Human Health. In his credit 61 Publications [28 Research papers, 09 Review articles, 14 Book chapters, 06 Popular articles, 01 Patent and 02 Technical reports] in different reputed international, national journals and publishers with 439 Citation, h-index-12 and i10-index 16 (Google Scholar). He has published 84 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. He has presented 16 papers presentation in national and international conferences/symposiums and got 06 best paper presentations Award, including Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar). He has contributed in organizing 06 conference/workshops. In his credit >6300 microbes (Archaea, bacteria and fungi) isolated from diverse sources and >500 potential and efficient microbes deposited at culture collection National Bureau of Agricultural research Institute, Mau. He has deposited 2386 nucleotide sequences to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain. Niche-specific microbes from extreme environments were reported as specific bio-inoculants (Biofertilizers) for crops growing in normal and diverse abiotic stress conditions. Dr. Yadav and group have developed technology for screening of archaea for phosphorus solubilization for the first time. He is Editor/associate editor/reviewer of different international/national journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Microbial Ecology; Plos One, Frontier in Microbiology, EC Microbiology, Springer plus, Annals of Microbiology, Advance in Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India and National Academy of Sciences, India.
Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology and Probiotic Microbes for agriculture and Human Health 1. Microbial Biotechnology with implications in agriculture and environment 2. Plant-microbes Interaction 3. Microbe-mediated tolerance to abiotic stress in plant 4. Developing farmer and eco-friendly technologies 5. Bioprospecting of microbial molecules