Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Pandey has been working as Assistant Professor in Sharda School of Agricultural Sciences, Sharda University. He has obtained his B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He received Ph.D. degree in Biology from department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland (2015). Dr. Pandey has received three prestigious postdoctoral fundings from both national and international organizations. These were (1) DS-Kothari postdoctoral fellowship from University Grants Commission (UGC) (2016) (2) Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani, Israel (2016) and (3) Estonian Research Council, Estonia, Estonia (2017).