Manohar Raju V. is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of work in Microbiology & Biotechnology Sectors. He obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University. He has the credit of passing the National Eligibility Test (ASRB – UGC CSIR) twice. He began his professional career as a Junior Analyst (Microbiology Division) in a private organization where he carried out analysis on Food, Water and Drugs. Later, he joined the National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resource (NBAIR-ICAR) as Project Assistant in the Division of Molecular Entomology where he isolated novel strains of Bacillus thuringiensis and subsequently sharpened his skills in various isolation and characterization techniques, including 16S-rRNA analysis, m-PCR, Primer Design, Fermenter, formulations, Bioassay, etc. He has trained a number of Graduates, Post Graduates, Scientists and Entomologists in isolation, characterization and mass culturing techniques of Microbials for the production of Biopesticides. He was one of the main volunteers in Empowering Women Farmers on Biological Control of Plant Diseases organized by ICAR-NBAIR in collaboration with Green Foundation on “Production of Trichoderma species and Pseudomonas fluorescens by Women farmers & Seed savers of Self Help Groups. He has also trained a number of farmers on production of biopesticides using simple agricultural waste and farm yard manure. His research interests are in the area of Astrobiology, Bioterrorism, Exobiology, Forensic Science, Metagenomics, Nanobiotechnology, and Synthetic Biology. He is currently working as a Research Fellow in a DRDO funded project at the Centre.
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Cell And Molecular Biology