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Independent experts nominated by country party

L.M.S. Palni

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Environment and Development
Telephone number
91 5962 81144/81111
Work experience
1. Research work of international importance in the areas of plant growth substances, plant tissue culture & soil microbiology._x000D_
2. Principal investigator of a number of nationally funded and internationally funded projects._x000D_
3. Teaching to graduate & post-graduate students and guidance to a number of Ph.D. students._x000D_
4. Setting up of new departments at CSIR Complex, Palampur & GBPIHED, Almora._x000D_
5. Heading an R&D Institution with mandate for the entire Indian Himalayan Region (12 states); providing leadership to headquarters & presently 4 units._x000D_
6. Developing links with a number of international organizations.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D. - Botany - Univ. of Wales (1980); M.Sc. - Botany - Univ. of Gorakhpur (1972); B.Sc. (Botany, zoology, chemistry) - Univ. of Gorakhpur (1970)
Publication titles
1. Letham, DS & Palni, LMS (1983) The Biosynthesis & Metabolism of Cytokinins. Annu. Rev. Plant Physiology 34:163-97_x000D_
2. Palni, LMS et al. (1986) GC-MS Methods for Cytokinins. In:Modern Methods of Plant Analysis, New Series, Vol.3, Springer-Verlag, Berlin pp. 214-53._x000D_
3. Palni, LMS et al. (1997) Advances in Tea Biotechnology. In:International Encyclopaedia of Tea Science, New Age International Ltd., New Delhi (In press - total 15 pages)._x000D_
4. Palni, LMS (1993) Conservation Strategies, of Plant Genetic Resources - The Role of Biotechnology. In:Himalaya Biodiversity - Conservation Strategies, Cyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital pp. 481-496._x000D_
5. Palni, LMS (1997). Plant Senescence (Edited Book) - 21 chapters from experts from all around the world - In press (around 525 pages). Gyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital.
Other activities
Membership of Professional Societies (past & present):_x000D_
1. American Soc. Plant Physiologists. 2. Australian Soc. Plant Physiologists. 3. Soc. Biological Chemists (India). 4. Bamboo Soc., India. 5. Soc. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, India. 6. Indian Soc. Tree Scientists. 7. Soc. Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology. 8. New York Academy of Sciences. 9. Sikkim Science Soc. 10. International Plant Tissue Culture Association (India chapter). Elected Fellow (1997):The National Academy of Sciences, India._x000D_
- Lecturer in Botany, Kumaun Univ. Nainital, India (72-76)._x000D_
- Research Scholar, Univ. College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK (77-80)._x000D_
- PDF & Res. Fellow, Australian National Univ., Canberra (80-89)._x000D_
- Head Biotechnology, CSIR Complex, Palampur, India (89-92)._x000D_
- Head Env. Physiology & Biotechnology, GBPIHED, Almora, India (92-95)._x000D_
- Director in charge/Director, GBPIHED, Almora, India (95-96, 96-onwards)
1. C. Venkata Ram Memorial Award (1992);_x000D_
2. ALIS Award by the British Council (1984);_x000D_
3. Govt. of India National Merit Fellowships during Ph.D. (1977-80) & M.Sc. (1970.72)._x000D_
4. Awarded Gold Medal in M.Sc. (1972).
Organisation name
G.B. Plant Institute of Himalayan (Environment and Development)
Organisation street address
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora 263643, 263 643
Organisation city
Almora, Uttar Pradesh
Organisation country