Dr. Nanjappa Shamanna Subba Rao
Fellow, Elected 1990

Born in Bangalore on 9 December 1926. Educated at Central College, Bangalore, Mysore University, B.Sc., M.Sc. 1945-49; University of Madras, Ph.D. 1958; Natl. Res. Council Canada Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Toronto, Canada, 1958-61.

Research Officer, University of Madras, 1961-63; Bacterial Physiologist, IARI, 1963-71; Nuffield Foundation Fellow, Rothamsted Agril. Exptl. Stn, Harpenden, England, 1968-69; Head, Division Microbiology & Proj. Coord. Biol. N2 Fixation Project, 1971-85, and Project Director, Agro-Energy, IARI, 1986; INSA Senior Scientist, 1987-89. Visiting Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Moscow, 1975; Pasteur Institute, Paris, 1976; Nagoya University, Japan, 1977; Queens University, Kingston, Canada, 1978; McGill University, Montreal, 1979; IAEA Expert in Bangladesh, 1987; IRNA-CSIC, Salamanca, Spain, 1990, 1993; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, 1991.

Awards/Honours: Vyas Memorial Lecture Award, 1980; ICAR Sarkar Award, 1980; Norman E. Borlaug Award, 1982; J.C. Bose Lecture Award, 1984; Past President, Association of Microbiologists of India.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Soil microbiology, biological nitrogen fixation, biofertilizers, organic farming

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