Speaker Biography

Radhakrishnan Krishnan Nair

CEO, State Medicinal Plants Board, India

Title: Relevance of Ethnomedicine with special reference to Kerala State,India

Radhakrishnan Krishnan Nair

Krishnan Nair Radhakrishnan had his BSc and MSc degrees in first class in Botany from the University of Kerala, conferred honorary Doctor of Science by the Open International University for Complimentary Medicines, Colombo, Srilanka, for significant achievements in the field of humanitarian studies, obtained certificate in Business English (BEC 2) of the Cambridge University, U.K. He started his research carrier as Junior Research Fellow in the All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Ethnobiology (AICRPE) sponsored by the Department of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India at Regional Research Institute (Drug Research) Thiruvananthapuram during 1988-1992. Presently he is the Chief Executive Officer in Charge since August 2016. He had published 24 scientific papers in various International / National journels and books. In addition he had also 8 popular articles to his credit and 1 patent and involved in 6 projects. He is a Life member and Executive Committee member of 18 professional bodies. Some of the notable ones are Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT), Calicut, and Fellow IAAT (FIAT) and former Executive Council Member, Society of Ethnobotanists (SEB) Lucknow, and Fellow (FES) and Nodal Officer for Kerala, Kerala Academy of Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, formerly Joint Secretary , National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi, Fellow, International Benevolent Research Forum (FIBR) Nagpur, Zoroastrain College, Mumbai, Life member Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA International) Tokyo, Japan, Thiruvananthapuram chapter, Association for Plant Taxonomy(APT) Lucknow and India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.


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