Dr. Ch. V. 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 a first ever initiative to know who are India’s most prolific research publishers by careers 360, a magazine published by the Outlook Group.
In the section Microbiology and Immunology Dr. Ch. V. Ramana with 33 publications in the last 3 years (2011 – 2013) finds a place among the top five scientists in his area. This was based on data from Scopus, Elsevier Sciences bibliographic indexing database and the selection was based on the productivity (publication count) and impact of published work (H-index).
Dr. Ch. V. 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.