Dr. Wasim Ahmad
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born in Chapra, India on 10 April 1957. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1971-81; Ph.D. 1981; D.Sc. 1993. Advance studies in Nematology at Reading University, UK, 1995; Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, 1995; Natural History Museum, London, 1995; Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, China, 1999; Institut für Nematology, Munster, Germany, 1999-2000; Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica, 2001; Universidad de Jaen, Spain, 2001; National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, 2002-2003; National University of Singapore, 2003; Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2006; National Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Suwon, Korea, 2007; National Agricultural Research Centre, Tsukuba, Japan, 2007-08; Institute of Applied Ecology, Shenyang, China, 2009; Universidad de Jaen, Spain, 2010; University of Gent, Belgium, 2010.

Professor of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligharh Muslim University, Aligarh, 2005 to date.

Pool Scientist, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, 1983-84; Lecturer, 1988-92; Senior Lecturer, 1992-97 and Reader, 1997-2005, Nematology Section, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Awards/Honours: INSA-Royal Society Visiting Fellowship, UK, 1995; CAS-TWAS South-South Fellowship, 1999; INSA-DFG Visiting Fellowship, Germany, 1999-2000; INBio Fellowship, Costa Rica, 2001; Raffles Museum Visiting Fellowship, Singapore, 2003; JSPS Fellow, Japan, 2002-03 & 2007-08; INSA-KOSEF Visiting Fellow, Korea, 2007; Erasmus Mundus Scholar of European Union, 2009-10; MoEF (GoI) E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award on Animal Taxonomy, 2009; Vigyan Ratan Samman of Council of Science & Technology (GoUP), 2010-11; Prof. S.P. Gupta Gold Medel Award, 2011 of Zoological Society of India; INSA-JSPS Visiting Fellowship, Japan, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Linnean Society of London; Zoological Society of India.

Research Areas: Nematology: biodiversity, nematode taxonomy, ultrastructure, molecular taxonomy, ecology, phylogenomics.

Address: Professor, Section of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; 4/1176 J, New Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0571) 2700920-23 Ext.3441; Res. 2506865, Cell: 09897397412, 09917007547; Email: ahmadwasim57@yahoo.co.in]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012