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Ph.D. Afroz Alam

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Biography

DR. AFROZ ALAM is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Lucknow, (U.P.). He also qualified ASRB-NET (ICAR) examination. His areas of specialization are Bryophytes’ systematics and bryodiversity. He was awarded J.R.F. and S.R.F. in “All India coordinated Project on Taxonomy Capacity Building for Bryophytes” (AICOPTAX) sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi at Bryology Unit, Department of Botany, University of Lucknow during his research. Dr. Alam has collected over 3000 accession of bryophytes in several plant collection trips to different localities of the country including some arduous and treacherous terrains of Nilgiri and Palni Hills of Southern Peninsula, Eastern and Western Himalayas and Rajasthan. Dr. Alam has vast experience of teaching and research in bryology. He has over 50 research publications in prestigious International and National Journals and 4 text books. Dr Alam has also attended and presented papers in number of seminars. He is a Life member of Association of Plant Taxonomy (APT), India and Indian Bryological Society (IBS). Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He is one of the curators of BURI herbarium. Botanical Survey of India (ENVIS-BSI) approved him as one of the experts of bryology in India.