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Dr. Bechan Sharma (Editor in Chief)

Dr. Bechan Sharma presently working as a senior Professor and Ex-Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, India, has completed his higher education from BHU-Varanasi. The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria), Drug design and development and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received number of Awards/ Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic/ Administrative Assignments. He has 30 years of teaching and 35 years of research experience. He has carried out several research projects and published over 200 research papers in many peer reviewed International and National Journals of repute. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 18 PhDs and 7 PDFs. He is member/life member of various national/international scientific societies and attended numerous symposia/conferences in India and abroad. He is Chief-Editor and Member Editorial Board of over 135 peer reviewed International and National Journals. He has been acting as honorary reviewer for over 140 International/National scientific journals. His 5 books have been published by International publishers and 2 are in print. He has worked as a visiting scientist in USA for over three years and visited different labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and Brazil to conduct different collaborative research projects related to Molecular Virology and Drug resistance. Prof. Sharma has been awarded with ICMR’s Senior Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme to work at NIEHS-NIH, NC, USA with Prof. Samuel Wilson on DNA repair. Recently Prof. Sharma has been included as a Life Member of World Virology Society-Sweden and in an Indo-Japanese collaborative research initiative towards eradication of HIV/AIDS in India. Prof. B. Sharma is a Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology (AEB), India and Bioved Research Society (BRS), India.

Dr. Bechan Sharma - Sr. Professor Biochemistry University of Allahabad India

Dr. K. Vijaya Rachel

Dr. K. Vijaya Rachel is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She completed her PhD in the year 2012 from Andhra University and has a research experience of 11 years and teaching experience of 17 years. She has published 13 papers in International Journals and 2 in National Journals and has a book chapter to her credit. She has presented her papers at various seminars/ conferences. She is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata and of Society of Biological Chemists, Bangalore. She is acting as the Editorial board member for International Journal of Modern Botany, International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences (IJANS) and Biomedicine and Biotechnology; a Reviewer for African journal of Agricultural Research, International Journal of Modern Botany, for Acta Advances in Agricultural Sciences, Journal of Food and Nutrition Research and Journal of Health Sciences. She is also one of the Member’s on the Board of studies in Biochemistry, GITAM University and Departmental Research Committee, Biochemistry, GITAM University. She is a recipient of National merit scholarship and has been commended by the President of India as “Presidents Guide”. Her areas of interest are Enzymology, Plant Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry.

Dr. K. Vijaya Rachel - Assistant Professor Biochemistry GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh India