About the Author
Dr. Maryam Sarwat is Senior Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, India. She has presented her research in various conferences nationally as well as internationally (France, the Czech Republic, and Germany). Based on her research findings, Dr. Sarwat has filed two patents. She has 25 international publications. She received the Scientist of the Year award in 2015 from the International Board of Awards of the National Academy of Environmental Sciences of India. She is the author of Stress Signalling in Plants, Genomics and Proteomics Perspective (Springer 2013). An elected fellow of numerous national & international academies, Dr. Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA, India, and visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for G and Gss G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.