Prof M N V Prasad, Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected to receive the prestigious PROFESSOR K S BILGRAMI MEMORIAL AWARD -2015.

In order to mark respect to the promoters, motivators and internationally recognized scientists, Society For Plant Research has instituted various awards and one among them is the Prof K S Bilgrami Memorial Award. This award is given to salute the enormous contributions made by the scientists to the society, science and farmers. For the year 2015 after reviewing the work carried out by Prof. M N V Prasad, the Society For Plant Research (SPR) has decided to confer the award during the INAUGURAL SESSION of SPR’s forthcoming National Conference being held at the Department of Botany, University of Delhi from February 5-7, 2016.

Prof. M N V Prasad is involved in research related to Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Ecophysiology, Heavy Metal Stress in Plants, Bioresource Technology and Medicinal Plants. He has more than 185 peer reviewed publications with 8089 citations to his credit. Prof. Prasad was awarded the Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellowship by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India). He also served the Ministry of Environment and Forests in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He was active as a visiting scientist in several foreign universities and research institutes in different parts of the globe. He is the editor, co-editor, or author for 16 books published by international publishers.