Biography

Dr. R. Krishnamurthy is currently a Professor, the Director of C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology & Dean of Faculty of Science at Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujarat, India. He was conferred Fellow status award by Chartered Institute of Environmental and Public Health Management of Nigeria(CIEPHM) in April 2017 at Lagos. He is a great visionary, research mentor and a very meticulous administrator. He impeccably executes multidimensional responsibilities viz. teaching, research and associated administrative activities with enthusiasm. He is a Visiting Professor to University of Ilorin, Nigeria and an Associate Research Mentor for Nigerian students in their academic research work since March 2013. He has completed his Master degree in Botany from University of Madras and Ph.D. (Botany), M.S. University, Baroda. He is a recipient of several Research Fellowships Awards and grants. He served as member of academic bodies in Universities in India. He has a vast research experience on medicinal plants of almost three decades in Industry and Academic Institutions. He has technologically helped Uka Tarsadia University and University of Ilorin, Nigeria to set-up commercial scale Plant Tissue Culture Laboratories for developing planting materials of plants. He has organized several National and International Seminars/Conference on Medicinal Plants and Food Security Plants. He has jointly organized(as Chairman) an International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products with Zandu Foundation for Health Care during 24-26 Sep 2014 and with Society for Ethnopharmacology- India during 23-25 Feb 2017 at Bardoli, South Gujarat, India. He has to his credit an European patent, written and edited several book chapters on Medicinal Plants and more than 120 research publications and review articles in the areas of Medicinal and Food Plants in peer reviewed journals. He is a reviewer of many international journals and members scientific societies. He collaborates with overseas Universities for research work. Expanding his horizon & not keeping himself limited to the Academia, he ventures in helping farmers in cultivating medical plants.