Hyderabad: Dr. K. Seshagiri Rao, Professor, Department of Plant Sciences in the School of Life Sciences at University of Hyderabad, has been selected as a ‘Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by the Royal Asiatic Society, London.
Dr. K. Seshagiri Rao, is a senior faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences. He is an alumnus of the University of Hyderabad and has done research work in the areas of Protein Biochemistry, Glycobiology, Medicinal Botany, Plant Systematics, Diversity and Conservation; Bio-energy Resources and Global Biodiversity Informatics.
The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (RAS) was, according to its Royal Charter of 11 August 1824, established to further “the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia.” From its incorporation the Society has been a forum, through lectures, its journal, and other publications, for scholarship relating to Asian culture and society of the highest level. It is the United Kingdom’s senior learned society in the field of Asian studies.