Dr. Ch. Venkata Ramana, Professor and Head of Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has found a place in top 100 researchers of India across all disciplines in an initiative to know who are India’s most prolific research publishers by careers 360, a magazine published by the Outlook Group in the issue dated March 2015.

Dr. Ramana has been mentioned as one of India’s Best Researchers in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. This study was undertaken by compiling the Elsevier Science’s Bibliographic indexing database – SCOPUS for three years (2012-2014). He has been selected based on his publication count and h-index. His research publications output is 11.7 with an impact of 10.7 and has the highest h-index of 8 in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. Last year too Dr. Ramana has been mentioned as one of India’s Best Researcher. He has published his research findings in high impact journals like Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., Syst. Appl. Microbiol., J. Bact., DNA Res., J. Proteomic Res., Genome Announcements., PLOS1. and Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnology.

Dr. Ramana works on bacterial diversity and metabolomics. He is indexing the bacterial wealth of India and assessing the assets and liabilities of bacteria and their metabolites. He feels that India has spent enough time in indexing the macro-life (Plants and Animals) and it’s time to index the micro-life (Bacteria, fungi and viruses) and closely understand their psychology in regulating all major life forms and ecosystems.