Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He obtained his doctorate degree in 2016, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology and Beneficial Probiotic Microbes for agriculture and Human Health. In his credit 52 Publications [27 Research papers, 07 Review articles, 09 Book chapters, 06 Popular articles, 01 Patent and 02 Technical reports] in different reputed international, national journals and publishers with h-index of 11, i10-index of 11 and 274 citations (Google Scholar). He has published 84 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. He has presented 16 papers presentation [12 poster +04 oral] in conferences/symposiums and got 06 best paper presentations Award, including Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar).
Dr. Yadav has 01 Patent “Insecticidal formulation of novel strain of Bacillus thuringiensis AK 47”. He has contributed in organizing 06 conference/workshops. He has deposited 2386 nucleotide sequences to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain, which included 03 whole genome sequence (Arthrobacter agilis L77, Bacillus thuringiensis AKS47 and Halolamina pelagica CDK2), 2213 ribosomal gene sequences of archaea (109) and bacteria (2105); 71 ITS sequences of fungi and 253 housekeeping and others genes sequences such as maxF, cspA-E, gyrB and rpoB. Dr. Yadav and group have isolated and characterized >6300 microbes (Archaea, bacteria and fungi) from diverse extreme environments (salinity, temperatures, drought and pH), and plant microbiomes (epiphytic, endophytic and phyllospheric) for different functional attributes and benefits. Among >5500 isolated 308 efficient plant growth promoting and hydrolytic enzymes producing microbes have been deposited to culture collection of NBAIM, India. Niche-specific microbes from extreme environments were reported as specific bio-inoculants (Biofertilizers) for crops growing in normal and diverse abiotic stress conditions.
Dr. Yadav and group have developed technology for screening of archaea for P and K-solubilization and phytohormones production for the first time. He is Editor/associate editor/reviewer in lots of journal including Microbial Ecology; Frontier in Microbiology, EC Microbiology, Springer plus, Annals of Microbiology, Advance in Microbiology and Biotechnology and Member of Association of microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India., and National Academy of Sciences, India.
His research interests are Microbial Biotechnology; Microbial Biodiversity; Microbial Ecology; Plant-Microbes Interaction; Agricultural Microbiology;Environmental Microbiology and Probiotic Microbes for agriculture and Human Health