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M.N.V. Prasad, Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences,

University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India since Aug 1998. He made significant contributions to the field of “Plant-Metal interactions and bioremediation Published Research articles in Journals 184, Books (edited) International publishers 16, Book chapts + Conf Proc. 108;
Citations ~7800, h-index 45; i10 index 106.

“Cadmium toxicity and tolerance in vascular plants” (Prasad MNV, Environmental and. Experimental Botany
1995, 35: 525-545). Cadmium inducible proteins in Scene¬des¬mus quadricauda were reported first time from India (Reddy and Prasad 1989, Curr. Sci. 58: 1380 1381) are major findings. Discovered cadmium-induced HSP cognate in maize (Zea mays L.) highlighting their role as molecular chaperones (Reddy and Prasad 1993, Biochem. Arch. 9: 25-32). This new concept was acknowledged as a potential metal detoxification mechanism for heavy metals (Neumann et al, 1994, Planta, 194, 360-367). Metal tolerance mechanisms in plants have been investigated in wide range of experimental systems viz. green algae, crop plants, aquatic macrophytes. Cd toxicity reversal and Cd minimization strategies in plants are some of the most significant contributions.

Awards and Honours:
1. Awarded “Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellow” by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India - 2007
2. Working group members in COST action 859 (Phytotechnologies)- European Sci. Foundation -2005
3. Elected Fellow - Linnean Society of London, UK 1998
4. Elected Fellow - National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi 1998
5. Invited Professor -June 2015 - Programa de Pós-graduação em Botânica, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz.[UESC] Ilhéus-Bahia. Brazil.
6. Visiting Professor Maharsarakham University, Thailand
7. Invited Professor -Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Geochemistry, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering – Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, 2011- 2015 Several times
8. Invited Professor -Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. 2007-2015 Several visits
9. Invited Professor -Botany Department, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty , Republic of Kazakhstan – 2006, 2007 and 2014
10. Invited Professor -Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment & Remediation, University of South Australia Mawson Lakes Campus, Adelaide, Australia 2005
11. Invited Professor -Dept. of Botany University of Oulu, Finland 2003 Finnish Academy award
12. Guest Researcher - Institute of Botany, Stockholm University Sweden. SIDA award 2000
13. Invited Professor -Dept Botanica, Univ. Coimbra, Coimbra,1998-2010 Portugal, several visits
14. Invited Professor Dept. Plant Physiol. & Biochem. Jagiellonian Univ. Krakow, Poland 1996 – 2014 several visits
15. Foreign researcher awardee by NSERC, Canada, Université du Québec, INRS-Eau Canada, 1994

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