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.
Kelly Trout is a registered nurse by profession. She is also a leader of a small nonprofit organisation called the International WAGR Syndrome Association, and the parent of an adult with WAGR/11p Deletion syndrome. This is an extremely rare disorder — fewer than 500 cases have been identified worldwide. The primary features are Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer), Aniridia (absence of the iris), Genitourinary tract abnormalities, and intellectual disability.
Peter Murray-Rust is a chemist specialising in informatics, recently retired but still active in research at Cambridge University, England. He aims at creating “chemically-artificial-intelligent machines”. These can understand simple chemical discussion (written and spoken) and extract the chemical information.
We spoke to him about his work.