Dr. Prafullachandra Vishnu Sane
Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Chiplun, India on 24 December 1937. Educated at New English High School, Nagpur 1947-54; Agriculture College, Nagpur, 1954-60; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 1964-68; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1968; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1979-80.

Principal Advisor, R and D, Agri Biotech, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon, 2003 to date.

Assistant Director, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 1961-64; Assistant Research Botanist, Botany Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 1968-71; Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 1972-83; Deputy Director, 1983-84, and Director, 1984-97, National Botanical Research institute, Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biology, 1981; Best Scientist of the Year Award by Bharat Jyoti, 1991; Birbal Sahni Medal, 1994.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Maharahshtra Academy of Science.

Research Areas: Photosynthesis, plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology

Address: C-739/B, Sector - C, Mahanagar Extension, Lucknow 226006, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 4952323, Cell: 09422774972; Email: rajsane@hotmail.com]