photo credit: Izzy Webb


  • The India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC) is a Virtual Joint Centre (VJC) of scientists working in India and UK to improve nutrition from rain-fed legume crops through cutting-edge biological research into nitrogen fixation.

  • IUNFC is funded by the Newton-Bhabha Fund, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in the UK.




  • IUNFC is under the joint leadership of  Dr D.L.N. Rao (Bhopal, India) and Professor Philip Poole (Oxford, UK) and includes researchers in groups led by:
    • Professor Philip Poole, University of Oxford, Oxford
      Professor Ray Dixon, John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich
      Dr Euan James, The James Hutton Institute (JHI), Dundee
      uk                 Map credit(before modification): UK Map-2006 Destination 360

    • Dr D.L.N. Rao, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
      Dr K. Annapurna, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
      Dr M. DasGupta, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal
      Dr G.N. Kumar, M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat
      Dr S.R. Mohanty, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
      Dr A.R. Podile, University of Hyderabad, Telangana
      Dr P.M. Reddy, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi
      Dr A.K. Saxena, ICAR-National Bureau for Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau, Uttar Pradeshindia              Map credit(before modification): India Map – 2006 Destination 360


Main photo credit: Isabel Webb, University of Oxford

India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre