UKRI BBSRC Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen Meeting, London, Dec. 2019

On behalf of IUNFC, Prof. Phil Poole, Dr Beatriz Jórrin, Dr Anil Saxena and Dr DLN Rao attended this meeting to discuss the progress and achievements of the VJCs in Brazil, China and India.

Other IUNFC colleagues, Marta Maluk and Ray Dixon were also present.

3rd IUNFC Annual Meeting, 2018
This meeting took place in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, hosted by Dr Anil Saxena at ICAR-NBAIM, 13th-14th Nov. 2018

Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Nitrogen Science in India- Joint Workshop of the  of India-UK Nitrogen Virtual Centres, New Delhi, 3rd-5th Oct 2017

Representing IUNFC at this meeting Phil Poole, Ray Dixon and Vinoy Ramachandran from UK met up with Indian colleagues DLN Rao, Maitrayee DasGupta, Anil Saxena, Naresh Kumar, Mahesh Reddy, Anirban Basu and Chalasani Danteswari in New Delhi. IUNFC came together with the other Nitrogen Virtual Centres: CINTRIN, NEWS India-UK and INEW for fruitful discussions.

Press release for Joint Nitrogen VJC Meeting

For more details see NEWS web-page

2nd IUNFC Annual Meeting, 2017

The 2nd Annual Meeting took place at Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford on 11th-13th Sept. 2017.


It was great to welcome the project leaders from India and all IUNFC UK scientists to Oxford. Highlights reported during the meeting include excellent progress on bacterial sample collection from sites across India, sequencing and genomic analysis of pigeon-pea-nodulating bacterial strains and development of techniques for use in later stages of the project. We return to work with renewed enthusiasm!

IUNFC was launched at ICAR-IISS, Bhopal on 6th October 2016 


Scientists from UK and India at IUNFC’s launch and inaugural Annual Meeting, Oct. 2016.

Photo credits: Feature: Phaseolus vulgaris growing in UK, Alison East, University of Oxford. In text: Santosh Mohanty, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal; Sam Aroney, University of Oxford. Anirban Basu, Chalasani Danteswari, University of Hyderabad


India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre

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