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 S. MohantyDr 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 S.R. Mohanty, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal
      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 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