Prof. Appa Rao Podile, faculty in Department of Plant Sciences at School of Life Sciences and Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed as Adjunct Chair Professor by the Asia University, Taiwan at the Department of Biotechnology from May 13, 2019.

So far Asia University has appointed only 3 academicians at that the level of Adjunct Chair Professor though they have several adjunct professors.

Prof. Appa Rao is a senior faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences at UoH and is known for his contributions in the area of plant-microbe interactions in general and plant disease control using modern molecular approaches in particular. He has been awarded “Tata Innovation Fellowship” by the Department of Biotechnology and BSR One Time Grant by the University Grants Commission.

Prof. Appa Rao is a member of scientific committees of Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology of Government of India.