Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
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A modern biologist by training, Prof. Raghuram’s research interests are primarily in the functional biology and biotechnology of nitrogen metabolism in higher plants and cyanobacteria, using a combination of biochemical, molecular, genetic, genomic and bioinformatic approaches. He also collaborates with biomedical scientists, theoretical and computational physicists/biologists and policy researchers. His other interests include science education, dissemination, public health and policy. He published 37 journal articles, 11 books, 16 book chapters, 6 microarrays, 16 sequences, 7 book reviews, 25 other articles with >845 citations received from over 50 countries, with a h index of 15 and i10 Index of 22 (Google Scholar). As a Co-founder of the Indian Nitrogen Group, and Vice President, Society for Conservation of Nature, he developed interdisciplinary national/international consultations on the research and policy aspects of reactive nitrogen in agriculture, industry and environment and co-organized the 5th International Nitrogen Conference (N2010) for the first time in India. He is currently Director of the South Asian Nitrogen Centre of International Nitrogen Initiative and a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Nutrient Management (GPNM) under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He co-edited a special issue of Current Science (2008) and many books/bulletins on reactive nitrogen. As an editor of the Springer journal, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, he put it among the top plant journals in Asia and ahead of 185 globally. As Secretary, Society for Scientific Values, he investigated many cases of plagiarism and academic misconduct and enhanced its reputation in India and abroad. He taught over 18 courses for B.Tech/M.Tech/M.Sc. and mentored 54 researchers for Ph.D/M.Tech/M.Sc./B.Tech so far in 3 universities. He held several extramural grants and industrial consultancies.