About the Author
Assistant professor and Head Department of Environmental Science Govt SAM Degree College, Budgam Jammu and Kashmir, India, Dr. Parray's work includes work on "Molecular characterization and metabolic potential of rhizospheric bacteria from Arnebia benthamii across North Western Himalaya"" at CORD, University of Kashmir. His Post Doctorate Research Associate ship focused on a DBT funded project entitled "Tissue culture based network programme on saffron" and he earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science with specialization in Plant microbe interaction on the topic entitled "Evaluating role of Rhizospheric bacteria in saffron culture" from University of Kashmir. Dr. Parray has a strong interest in studying the plant rhizosphere for determining their metabolic potential besides using plant tissue culture based technique like suspension culture for increasing and producing the constant supply of active metabolites. Assistant professor in Department of Environmental Science Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Dr. Shameem's experience includes Project associate in DBT Sanctioned project entitled "spawn production for the entrepreneurs of Kashmir Valley" at CORD, University of Kashmir.