Dr. Vivek Kumar working as Microbiologist, Microbiology Section, Department of Soil and Water Research, Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources, State of Kuwait. He has obtained his master's and doctoral degrees in Microbiology from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. He has been recipient of "Young Scientist Award" in Agricultural Microbiology, awarded by Association of Microbiologists of India. He has presented his research findings in several national conferences and visited Germany twice to present his research papers in international conferences. Dr. Kumar has published 40 research papers in the journal of international repute, two review articles, contributed chapters in four books, and articles on transfer of technology and guided number of research students in their M.Sc. dissertation. He has more than 14 years of experience and currently involved in the capacity building of Kuwaiti Nationals in basic and applied microbiology by lectures/practical trainings and classes on agricultural and soil microbiology. His field of research is plant-microbe-interaction, biocontrol, bioremediation and environmental microbiology. He is reviewer of many International Biological Sciences journals and also Associate Editor of "International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences". In Kuwait, he has been credited along with his colleagues to report first time in world the “Pink Rot Inflorescence” disease of date palm caused by Serratia marcescens.
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