Category Archives: Research organizations

Satyabrata Maiti, Director, Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research


Satyabrata Maiti, Ph.D is a Plant Pathologist by education and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants specialist by profession. He currently holds the post of Director at the Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR) in India which is part of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. To promote research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India and to disseminate the research worldwide, he established a scholarly society, the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India (MAPAI), and launched an Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (OAJMAP). It is the first of its kind in the ICAR. Now the journal has published the first issue of its third volume since launch and is indexed by various agencies like DOAJ, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), CABI, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, Open J-Gate, Scopus and Scirus.

We interviewed him by email about his work, the institute and the journal on the occasion of DMAPR’s foundation day.

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Mark Bisby, research advisor and advocate

Mark Bisby is an ex-professor, ex-civil servant. He ran his own lab in physiology and neuroscience for 25 years, and then joined the Medical Research Council of Canada just before it transitioned into the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), where he became VP Research. There, beyond his own specialty knowledge, he learned a great deal about the importance of other approaches to health research such as population health, and health services research.  Mark retired six years ago, but like so many people seems to have been just as active since!  We asked him how he’s using his broad knowledge and experience. Continue reading →

Nick Barnes, Climate Code Foundation

Nick Barnes’s background is in the software industry, where he has twenty years’ experience as a researcher, programmer, consultant, and manager.  He is also the co-founder (with David Jones) of the Climate Code Foundation, a non-profit organisation to promote the public understanding of climate science.  The Foundation’s “elevator pitch” is:

Public trust in climate science has been undermined, and public support for policy changes eroded. We’re rebuilding that trust and support, by improving the transparency and communication of the science, and especially the software used in the science.

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