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; M.Sc. (Biotechnology), in 2009 from Bundelkhand University and B.Sc. (BCZ) in 2006 from University of Allahabad, 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 84 Publications [31 Research papers, 07 Review articles, 05 Books, 28 Book chapters, 06 Popular articles, 04 Editorials, 02 Technical reports and 01 Patent] in different reputed international, national journals and publishers with 1039 citations, h-index-18 and i10-index 34 (Google Scholar). He has published 105 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. He has presented 19 papers presentation in national and international conferences/symposiums and got 10 best paper presentations Award, Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar-2013) and 02 certificates of excellence in reviewing Award. He has a long standing interest in teaching at the UG, PG and PhD level and is involved in taking courses in agriculture microbiology, bacteriology, biosystematics and biodiversity, bioprocess engineering and technology, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial biotechnology and techniques in microbiology and biotechnology. Presently he is guiding 02 scholars for PhD degree and 01 for M.Sc. dissertations. He has contributed in organizing 06 conference/workshops. In his credit >6700 microbes (Archaea, bacteria and fungi) isolated from diverse sources and >550 potential and efficient microbes deposited at culture collection National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau, India. 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 journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Microbial Ecology; Plos One, Extremophiles, Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Basic 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.
Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav research interests are Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology and Probiotic Microbes for agriculture and Human Health.Microbial Biotechnology with implications in agriculture and environment; Plant-microbes Interaction; Microbe-mediated tolerance to abiotic stress in plant; Developing farmer and eco-friendly technologies; Bioprospecting of microbial molecules;